Our next workshop will take place on Sunday June 16, 2019. The speakers below were our MARCH SPEAKERS. We book out every time, make sure to register your interest now.



mojo juju

Mojo Juju has independently released five albums both solo and with former band The Snake Oil Merchants. Her most recent album, Native Tongue was nominated for three ARIA Awards, won the J Award for ‘Best Music Video’ and the Dreamtime Award for ‘Best Female Artist’. In Mojo’s own words, “I wrote this album for my younger self, because as a kid growing up in regional Australia, I would have benefited so greatly from having heard more stories from, by or about other people of colour, queer people, people like me.” We’ll talk to Mojo about music as an expression of identity, culture and a vehicle for social change, and her journey as a self-managed, independent artist in Australia.

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emily kelly                                                                             publicity |deathproof

Emily Kelly is co-owner and Publicist at Deathproof, a creative agency specialising in the music & entertainment industry. Offering traditional PR and marketing services, digital design, event production and more, Deathproof clients have included The Smith Street Band, Luca Brasi and the Brunswick Music Festival. As director of Creative, Emily thrives on cooking up challenging concepts that stray beyond the confines of conventional public relations. We’ll talk to Emily about DIY publicity, how to service media and radio and writing your best PR.

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Emily york
tour promoter |penny drop

Emily York is the director of Penny Drop, an Australian tour promoter based in Melbourne. Over the last decade, Penny Drop has delivered tours for a curated roster of internationally respected artists, from emerging acts to established festival headliners. Penny Drop works closely with all music festivals, events and arts programs around Australia. Emily also programs the Melbourne Zoo Twilights annual summer concert series – a 3000-capacity all-ages outdoor stage within the grounds of Melbourne Zoo – to raise funds for their animal conservation programs. We’ll talk to Emily about what bookers and promoters are looking for when programming events and booking tours.


Jen Cloher

In 2011 Jen Cloher launched a series of workshops called I Manage My Music, specifically tailored to assist the self-managed musician. Jen has self funded and independently released four albums. Her most recent (self-titled) garnering critical praise around the world. Prior to commencing a co-management partnership with Look Out Kid in 2017, she was self-managed for 12 years. Jen is co-founder of Melbourne based independent label Milk! Records which she managed from 2013 to 2019. Jen will talk about the importance of implementing business structure, planning and funding with a specific focus on your next release.


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Workshops are limited to 25 people, register your interest now.