Innov8 Central Music will present a Music Business and Production workshop on Thursday, January 29, at The Rhythm Hut in Gosford.
After the success of Innov8 Central Music’s first venture, the Coast Sessions CD, their latest initiative in supporting the growth of the Central Coast Music Industry is to assist and promote TAFE Ourimbah Campus to establish new Diploma courses of Music Business, Sound Production and Performance, from February onwards.
Grant Walmsley of The Screaming Jets is both an established senior TAFE educator at Hunter TAFE and also, more recently, a member of the Innov8 Central Music Committee.
In collaboration with Dexter Moore, a local independent artist and producer who was also a founding member of Innov8 Central Music, the two have created a free workshop that will comprehensively cover both the topics and approach of the upcoming diploma courses on offer at Ourimbah TAFE.
After completing a number of diplomas under the guidance of Mr Walmsley, Mr Moore said he highly recommends this educational approach.
“This knowledge has completely revolutionised my thinking in relation to what I can achieve as a selfmanaged artist,” said Moore. “It’s a changing world and musicians and artists need to adapt.
“Music business knowledge, and how best to conduct oneself in this industry, is more vital than ever as we now have it within our hands to create what we envisage.
“After what I came to learn through these courses, I can see my path ahead more clearly than ever, and for the first time, I am confident to build that path myself.”
Speakers at the workshop will include Mr Walmsley and Mr Moore, as well as Mr Rod McCormack, a producer and studio Owner, Mr Paul Iannuzzelli, the Studio Manager at The Grove, and Dr David Cunneen, a Business Strategy Lecturer.
“I highly recommend the TAFE diploma courses for anyone involved in the industry,” said Mr Moore.
“I urge them to come and be involved in the workshop and consider going for at least one Diploma this year,” said Mr Moore.
“If you want to make money as well as music, come to the workshop and find out how to plan to make your dream a reality.”
Email, 19 Jan 2015
Dexter Moore, Innov8