Freedom in Lockdown

Freedom in Lockdown

My morning walk around this beautiful city of ours is the highlight of each one of my lockdown days. The colours, the sounds, the textures and more importantly the neural entrainment to the natural frequencies around me. Whether I am visiting Roma Street Parklands or beside the Brisbane River, around the gardens in South Bank, […]

COVID19 – The Musical

COVID19 – The Musical

It’s the Great Toilet Paper Scandal of 2020 and life as we know has seemingly changed overnight. The Media have sold global fear about COVID19 since it appeared in December 2019. We in Australia, knew it was coming. All we could do was watch. And now finally it is here. How will this impact the Music Industry […]

Wellness Tips for Gigging Artists

Wellness Tips for Gigging Artists

As gigging Artists, you may be exposed to Coronavirus at a show. These are our tips for you: WASH YOUR HANDS If you touch a contaminated surface, your hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick. That’s why the […]

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, […]