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  • 1.2013 BLAIR HUGHES MUSIC BUSINESS TAFE PWS CERT 3 MUSIC BUSINESS

2. Introductions Rules (Expectations, Mobiles, Respect, Homework, Tasks) Structure of this course week by week Assessment Class Forum Homework My contact: mrblairhughes@gmail.com WELCOME 3. Have worked as venue manager, artist manager, media commentator, publicist, social media manager, filmmaker, door person, roadie, tour manager/booker. Hold degrees in Behavioral Studies and Education Currently teach at Music Industry College. Previously taught in England and Central QLD Owned Brisbane Sounds since 2006 (www.brisbanesounds.com) Have worked in event and venue management at The Zoo Nightclub, Brisbane and The Hammersmith Apollo, London Managed artists The Winnie Coopers and SEALS Tour managed bands internationally to Europe and UK Attended international music conferences in the UK and USA Toured and promoted international artists to Brisbane MY MUSIC BACKGROUND 4. CUSADM301A Administer operations for rehearsals and performances CUSMKG301A Assist with the promotion of creative acts CUSOHS301A Follow occupational health and safety procedures OUR GIG 5. Creating contracts Making Poster Art Planning Events Sound Engineering Stage Management Running Social Media Marketing Branding Merchandising Styling OWHS Promoting and Publicity Making Riders Oral Presentations Making mixtape lists of music Making memes, wordles, film and photos Completing and producing Surveys, Polls and Quizzes Trivia Games Library sessions for research collection Forum contributions Making PowerPoints Case Studies ACTIVITIES WE WILL BE DOING 6. Week 1: Introductions, welcome to unit, assessment, running a gig, OWHS, Venue management, Event Management, Week 2: OH&S, Case studies, Risk Management, Damage control. Week 3: Naming our gig, band bios, band photos, media releases, Branding, Dealing with bands/egos/politics, Week 4: Creating Booking Sheets, Promotional Images, Designing Posters, Networking, Contracts, Booking Agents, Flyers, PR/Publicity, Merchandise Week 5: Equipment, Jobs and Tasks, Allocating jobs, Creating Running Orders, Setting up PA, Organisation, Planning. Sound Engineering Week 6: Deciding on Acts, Negotiating with Artists, Professionalism, Set Lists, Riders, Backline, Liaising with artists, Email etiquette, Week 7: Social Media, Marketing, Online, Web development, Case Studies, Apps. COURSE WEEKLY OUTLINE 7. Week 8: Easter Friday NO CLASS Week 9: Industry Contacts, Advertising, Publicity and Promotion. Editorial vs Advertorial, How to get ads, Getting a review, Photographers, Getting Supplies Week 10: Event Management. On the day/night of the gig. Guestlists, Sound, Stage management, Photography/Filming, Production, PA Set up, Pack Down, Security, Artist liason, Communication Week 11: Gig and BBQ. Jobs Week 11: Work on Assessments, Events/music meet and greet Week 13: Work on assessments/ OWHS COURSE WEEKLY OUTLINE 8. Week 14: Organising a Tour, Booking a Tour, International vs Local issues, Case Studies. Week 15: Gig and BBQ Week 16: Artist Management/ Finish Tasks Week 17: Artist Management/ Finish Tasks Week 18: Finalise Assessment tasks Week 19: Finalise Assessment tasks COURSE WEEKLY OUTLINE 9. Communication Teamwork Problem-solving Initiative and enterprise Planning and organising Self-management Learning Technology COURSE OUTCOMES 10. Assessment Task 1 Create gig paperwork Units assessed: CUSADM301A, CUSMKG301A, BSBITU303A, CUSOHS301A Assessment Task 2 Live event workbook Units assessed: CUSADM301A, CUSMKG301A, BSBITU303A, CUSOHS301A Assessment Task 3 Observation Units assessed: CUSADM301A, CUSMKG301A, BSBITU303A, CUSOHS301A Assessment Task 4 Work Booklet Units assessed: CUSOHS301A ASSESSMENT TASKS 11. List your top 10 bands: 1. Crowded House/Neil Finn 2. The Roots 3. Creedence Clearwater Revival 4. Something For Kate 5. Band of Horses 6. John Butler Trio/Gillian Welch/OCMS 7. Kasabian 8. The Kills 9. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 10. Powderfinger TOP 10 BANDS 12. 1. 1. Rolling Stones 2. CCR 3. Kasabian 4. Powderfinger 5. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 6. The Kills 7. The Smiths 8. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 9. The Roots 10. Beastie Boys TOP 10 ULTIMATE GIGS 13. The music business is brutal so be prepared. Dont kiss anyones ass in this gamecarve your own name. Get off your butt and make awesome stuff happen. Lemonade not lemons! If youve got a great idea. ACTION IT! No one is going to hold your hand. There are good guys and bad guys. You will figure this out Learn to Toughen up Princess. Stay positive and keep setting goals Get burnt and come back stronger. INVEST IN YOU! Have impeccable time management and communication skills. Always be professional and respectful to whoever you meet. Hard honest work brings positive results. Network like a ninja. Your business card is your ninja star! MY MUSIC BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY