Amplify the Voices Heard in Schools

Amplify the Voices Heard in Schools

I 100% agree with the sentiments in this article. https://theindustryobserver.thebrag.com/songmakers-tina-br…/ The connection between schools and the real music industry is vital. And when I say REAL, instead of limiting this connection to the small handful of Industry Organisations funded by government purporting to represent the music industry, why not amplify it to include the real […]

An Entire Industry

An Entire Industry

I am a member of a Facebook 80s Cover Band Group and lately I have been sitting in front of my screen, bag of popcorn in one hand, mouse in the other and mouth on the floor, just watching the circus unravel. It all started with one post about Queensland’s largest Music Agent at that […]

When You Mean Business

When You Mean Business

What happens when you finally get to a point in your Music Business when YOU MEAN BUSINESS? You have a day job. You do cover gigs on the weekend. You have a family. When you can squeeze time, you write and record your own songs in your home studio. You dream of a better life. […]

Music Industry Truthbomb

Music Industry Truthbomb

This week’s news feed has been jammed with blogs about Don’t Kill Live Music. I’ve been swamped with petitions, rallies, protests, threats and lots of outrage. Here we go again. Lock Out Laws anyone? After a lifetime in the Music Industry as a performer, event manager, agent, artist manager and with 13 years of producing one […]

Thanks For The Big Fish

Thanks For The Big Fish

In March 1990, I had this super weird dream that simply haunted me for days. Without the influence of any illegal substance, I dreamed of myself walking in a forest under a waning moon, stumbling across a large dog standing on its hind legs happily pissing on a grand piano. A tall olive tree beside […]

Hello 2017

Hello 2017

Manny consider that 2016 was a simply terrible year and regard it as quite the Hollywood blockbuster. Look at all the BRAND experiences that changed the face of our geopolitical landscape this year – Monsanto, ISIS, Vaxxed, Syria, Climate Change, Global Warming, Climate Change Hoax, Climate Challenge, (Make up your mind J) EU Debt Crisis, […]

The Creative Balance

The Creative Balance

Everyone of us has carefully constructed patterns and cycles to use in the vast human behaviour that we call our lives. One cycle that we each play with is the Create and Destroy cycle – in essence a cause and effect pattern – perfectly balanced and a real pain in the butt at face value.This […]

Waste Not Want Not

Waste Not Want Not

There is too much stuff in this house – 25 years of four children, various guests, pets, businesses and endless activity. It just had to go – I needed to truly release SO much of this “stuff” – this was a clearing of Hollywood proportions. The skip was filled to the brim and so we […]

Planning for No Customers

Planning for No Customers

I was at a day spa last week. It was early in the morning and I was the only customer so far. The owner was working with me and became was very distracted by his staff who were chatting and giggling and playing in the absence of customers. I asked him if he had a […]