GC musicians get set to quit their day jobs

Six lucky Gold Coast musicians are about to get the career-boost of a lifetime. Thanks to funding from Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund and Indie Now, those six artists will receive the tools they need to create a viable business and quit their day jobs once and for all.

Indie Now is a professional development program designed to assist musicians to develop sustainable businesses. It is the brainchild of Emily Holler and Karen Andrews Latter – passionate advocates of the local music industry. But the program also draws on the expertise and resources of Griffith University, Blank GC, Pollination Music, J Music Australia, Miami Marketta and others.

Together they will offer training, mentoring and professional development tools so artists can sustain a viable career in the music industry. Themes will include marketing, finance, bookings administration, branding and most importantly—releasing products effectively.

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Applications open 30 March and close 30 April and you can get all the details on the Indie Now FB page or website. For more information, you can also call Emily Holler on 0415 047 096.


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