The Business of Music is back, and fully subsidised

Yep, you heard correctly. Thanks to the City of Gold Coast Music Action Plan 2021 and TAFE Queensland, the popular Business of Music (BOM) course has returned – online – and will not cost students one red cent.

Run by industry experts online over nine weeks, the BOM connects students with mentors and respected members of the industry to take their music business goals, skills, knowledge and networks to the next level.

The course is led by Brad Hosking (Blind Boy Studios, Amy Shark) and includes special guest presenters throughout. Brad and the team work with students to determine their areas of interest to build the program content and book speakers throughout the course accordingly. In conjunction participants will also receive a subscription to Music Inside Out, Australia’s leading online music industry professional development resource.

The core topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Common music business contracts
  • Royalties and income streams
  • How copyright can work for you
  • Keeping your books in order
  • Taking the scary out of tax
  • How to market your project
  • How to distribute your music for streaming.

BOM 4: Starting Thursday 28 May and running through to Thursday 23 July 2020. Enrolments are open NOW and close 5pm Friday 22 May.

BOM 5: Starting Tuesday 6 October and running through to Tuesday 1 December 2020. Enrolments are open NOW and close 5pm Friday 2 October.

Places are limited to 20 per intake for Gold Coast-based music industry professionals who can evidence a minimum of two years professional activity. Note: you must also be a GC Resident and an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. And as mentioned, to help support the music sector in the current environment places in the next two intakes will have fees 100% supported by the MAP and TAFE Queensland valued at over $2000 per place. So if uyou’ve got some on your hands, now is the perfect time to grab your spot! More info here. Enrol here.

Questions? Hit up Sam Creyton, Program Lead for Sector Development at

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