Words by Pat Carroll

While the Sydney Conservatorium Music might mostly be known for the education in the Avant Garde art music areas, over the next couple months the Con will be running a free seminar series hosted by Jake Stone (Bluejuice) on ‘the music and industry today that presents a promising career for musicians and passionate music pressionals.’

Each seminar will focus on a specific aspect the music industry, discussing music composition, production, release and promotion strategies. Pressionals the industry will be sharing their wisdom on ways to successfully create music and let it reach your desired audience. The Con’s new Bachelor Music degree will be discussed, looking at how the course has been designed with the mechanics the modern music industry in mind.

“The degree is ideal for the digital musician who might compose straight onto a laptop, the creative composer who wants to write music for games and film, the performer who loves improvising, or the student who is in the best rock band at high school.”

Some the guests include: Luke Dubber (Hermitude), Tim Commandeur (Operator Please, Pnau, Tkay Maidza, Commandeur), and Veronica & Lewis (Triple J).

So if you’re keen to learn a bunch about how the industry works, and the best way to get your music into the world, definitely hit these freebies up!

Check out the dates and speakers:

Open Day 26 August (1pm-3pm) - The Big Leap How does a classically-trained musician make an impact playing in the pop and alternative radio world? A panel experienced session musicians and bandleaders
will explain.

- Jenny McCallagh (I Know Leopard)
- Dave Symes (Boy & Bear)
- Sarah Belkner (Ngaiire, Sarah Blasko, Olympia)
- Luke Dubber (Hermitude)

Luke Dubber Hermitude

8 September (6-8pm) - Computer Love Do you like using stware and digital hardware to create out-- this-world music and sounds, but don’t know how to find a pressional outlet for your talent? A panel artists will immerse you in the digital world - from television and film score, to performance art, festival-stage hip hop, and the dark and sweaty world nightclub culture.

- Kevin Pon Cho (Thundamentals)
- Boris Baghattini/Victoria Hunt/James Brown - Tangi Wai
- Richard Pike (PVT)
- Tim Commandeur (Operator Please, Pnau, Tkay Maidza, Commandeur)

Event speaker/music producer Commandeur

27 October (6pm-8pm) - Building A Team Featuring a panel representatives from the cream Australian management, booking, online media and radio talent, find out the key ingredients to a musician’s success. Learn industry secrets that will put you ahead the pack.

- Veronica & Lewis (Triple J)
- Todd Wagstaff (Parker & Mr French)
- Alistair Green (MAKER Agency)
- Lucy Smith (FBi Radio)
- Katie Rynne (Select Music)
- Larry Heath (The AU Review)
- Radi Safi (Hhhhappy.com)

Veronica & Lewis triple j

More info over at the USYD .