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The value that our mentors and industry guests bring to the Program has grown significantly providing tangible outcomes such as; networks, relationships and flow on opportunities which become more visible each year. We partner with a number of organisations to support mentors and industry guests attending Bush Bands Business. This includes, The SEED Fund, APRA/AMCOS, Australian Artist Managers, AMRAP, Barkly Arts, Charles Darwin University, Winanjikarri Music Centre and SugarRush Music.
2018 Bush Bands Business Mentors
MusicNT is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from Indigenous women with a range of industry skills and experience to apply for membership on a new Industry Reference Group. The Reference Group will assist us in planning, coordinating, operating and evaluating our Indigenous Women’s Music Program (IWMP) and the overall Development Plan that guides our work in this area. Please refer to the attached Terms of Reference for the Reference Group, a copy of our current Women’s Music Plan and a link to MusicNT’s overall Strategic Plan or download these from our website.
Indigenous Women’s Reference Group
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BUSH BANDS BASH SET FOR SEPTEMBER
The annual celebration of Aboriginal music will take place on the 8th of September
Alice Springs Telegraph Station will come alive on the 8th of September with the sounds of Bush Bands Bash as the annual foot-stomping celebration of Aboriginal music reverberates under the starry desert sky.
Six bands from across the NT and the Tri-state region will be selected to attend Bush Bands Business mentoring sessions and then perform at the Bush Bands Bash, along with two bands as part of the Sandtracks tour and three solo female artists.
In the lead up to the concert the musicians will be working with inspiring national mentors and industry heavyweights to hone their craft and polish their skills ready for the concert. This is a fantastic opportunity for bands to learn new skills, meet other musicians and perform on the big stage in front of an audience of three thousand.
Bush Bands Program Manager Laurie May is excited to announce the date early this year, “it’s great to get everything locked in early. September is such a busy time here in Alice Springs and having something as important as Bush Bands Bash locked into people’s social calendars early is the way to go”.
The Bush Bands Program is a culmination of two of Australia’s premier music industry events: Bush Bands Business and the Bush Bands Bash concert. The program has a rich history of sharing desert music and culture with the mainstream and providing remote artists with positive connections and development with national music industry. Applications for bands open in April.