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MUSIC INDUSTRY WORKSHOPS/FORUMS


The Canberra Country Blues & Roots Festival encourages onsite workshops the purposes of education and industry development. The activities are devised, structured and directed by the group seeking to hold the workshop with Festival organizers facilitating the activity by promoting the workshop in the overall Festival Program.

The Workshop Program is split between days, with the emphasis on Saturday being the music business and Sunday focused on performance and musical technique. Music industry workshops are undertaken at The Outpost Worshop marquee.

For Music Technique Workshops Click Here

For Dance Workshops Click Here



SATURDAY 15 November 2014

Time Title Presenter Description
10:00 Music Media Forum
Accredited Media
Personnel Only
Issues facing country & blues media + Networking. All print, radio, television, internet and related media personnel welcome.
12:00 Songwriting To be confirmed The basics of making and arranging a good idea into great song. A presentation of songwriting insights by one of Australia's most prolific and successful songwriters active on a world stage.
13:00 Music Publishing Kelvin Fahey Value adding to songwriters in tough commercial markets.
14:00 Working With The Media Radio & Print Personnel What media wants, what media needs, who to deal with, media contraints & realities - from the people who work in media.
15:00 Industry Representation APRA/PPCA
To be confirmed
The industry organisations that keep track and promote performer & songwriter rights.
16:00 Recording Recording Studio Panel Studio considerations, what recording sessions can achieve, budgeting, engineering, preparation - from the people whoc capture the sounds and make them music.
17:00 Mastering Liferaft Studios More than track equalisation, a whole world of fine tuning to get the finished product just right for an awaiting audience.

SUNDAY 16 November 2014

Time Title Presenter Description
10:00 Country Music Club Forum Country Music Club members only Networking and assisting clubs survive and grow. All country music club members are welcome to have their say or just listen in.
12:00 How To Write & Plan An Album A>Z Sean Hale Song selection, Arrangements, Backing, Studio Selection, Musician Considerations, etc.
13:00-17:00 Music Technique Workshops Various Music Technique Workshops

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