This Wednesday 20 June at Smith’s Alternative, a terrific early evening event has been put together by local arts ‘n’ fun advocacy group Music ACT at which Executive Director of the Association of Artist Managers – AAM Australia, Leanne de Souza, will be dropping mad knowledge (as I believe the kids say).
If you are currently managing musicians, keen to start, are an aspiring band in need of direction, or simply want to know more about this cornerstone position in the music industry then this free – FREE, I tells ya! – workshop is not to be missed.
As the event’s Facebook page states:
“Artist management is a key role in a vibrant music industry. Many locals are starting to help musicians get ahead, and some are established and trained managers. This session aims to connect the music management industry and encourage its development.
“The Association of Artist Managers (AAM) unites the Australian music industry’s managers providing a peak body that develops, protects and promotes the reputation and interests of music managers, and their artists.
“With 200 active managers as members, the AAM is the only peak body for managers of contemporary music.
“The AAM exists to:
• develop the skills and capacity of existing, and potential, music managers
• advocate for members, their represented artists and the broader community of music managers
• build a connected community of music managers
“The AAM believes in:
• Integrity as defined by the quality of being honest
• Reciprocity as understood through the Indigenous language concept of Ngapartji Ngapartji – the mutual exchange of information and understanding
• Galvanism – the stimulation of action throughout the artist management community
“The AAM’s advocacy and program activities strengthen the management sector for the benefit of all Australian artists and rights holders. The AAM lends the experience of its members to a wide range of stakeholders, industry bodies and is accessible to other peak organisations.”
This is set to be a valuable session that will see you walk away with a wealth of knowledge for the brain, and a motivating skip in the step for the feet to get yo Manage on.
There are drinks from 5pm, with the workshop starting at 5.40pm and informal questions until 7pm. It’s set to be a veritable who’s who of talented Canberrans and thus a great opportunity to get your schmooze on.