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A new initiative has started called One of One, which is shining the spotlight on women in the Australian music industry.

The initiative was founded by Sarah Hamilton and Vader Fame (Ditto Music) and Joanna Cameron (AIR), who believe women in the industry deserve recognition for their hard work and contribution to the Australian music scene.

‘We wanted to create something positive and highlight what some women are doing, and selfishly, we wanted to find out more about how they operate, their advice and experiences, and how they got to where they are. We hope that both men and women can get something from the site – whether that’s to be inspired to follow what they want to do in music, find insight into how these people and companies operate, or just an interesting read on the tram,” says Sarah Hamilton.

‘One of my main motivations for the site was to create a resource for those who are in the early stages of their career, whether they be studying the business or interning at a music company. I wanted a platform to be able to say – “hey, there’s this woman doing a kick-ass job as a tour manager, let us tell you about her!”, says Joanna Cameron.

One of One features interviews with women from all backgrounds, locations and fields within the industry, including an interview with our very own Executive Officer Kirsty Brown!

Other women featured include:

Gerry Bull // triple j

Maya Janeska // UNFD

Bec Young // Artist Voice

Hazel Savage // Pandora

Hannah Shepherd // Airling

Sophie Kirov // Future Classic

Poppy Reid // The Music Network

Linda Bosidis // Mushroom Music Publishing

Check out One of One here.

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Not sure how to go about landing your first gig? Need help deciphering a publishing contract?

Get answers to all these questions and more at FBi Radio’s next Music Open Day! Continuing in the spirit of our partnership with FBi Radio, we’re excited to announce the music industry guests who’ll be dropping in across the next few Open Day sessions. Our industry guests will provide guidance on a range of topics such as artist management, legal basics, booking shows and handling finances.

FBi’s next Music Open Day will be held on Monday March 2 from 4-6pm at FBi Radio in Redfern, featuring a Q&A with Goodgod Small Club Marketing and Communications guru and Spark and Opus publicist Meg Williams.

 “Music Open Day has always been about giving emerging artists access to the information they need to make their start in the industry. With some of Australia’s leading industry experts coming on board to share their knowledge, there’s never been a better time for unsigned artists to join us and MusicNSW at a Music Open Day”. – Stephen Goodhew, FBi Radio Music Director

UPCOMING MUSIC OPEN DAY GUESTS:

Monday March 2
Bookings: Meg Williams from Goodgod Small Club / Spark & Opus
Monday April 13
– Legal: Jules Munro from Simpsons Solicitors
Monday May 4 – Management: Yvette Myhill from the AAM, moderated by Jake Stone from Bluejuice
Monday June 1 – Tax & Financial: Ben Fletcher from Moneypenny

ABOUT FBi’S MUSIC OPEN DAY:

Each month FBi swings open its doors to local bands and musicians, offering an insight into what they do with the music you send them. Usually held at the FBi studios in Alexandria, Music Open Day allows artists the chance to meet and gain valuable advice from Music Director Stephen Goodhew as well as representatives from Music NSW and industry guests. Every now and then we hold off-site sessions as well, to provide specialist workshops and help connect with more of Sydney.

Feel free to bring along any music you’d like to share with FBi. If you do come with some music, please bring along four copies of your tunes on CD to hand in. Make sure you include a short bio, track list, your email address and any upcoming gig dates with each copy.

WHERE IS FBi?

The station is located at 44-54 Botany Rd, Alexandria, NSW. It’s a 5 minute walk from Redfern station.

For more information please contact:

Indent Project Coordinator Greg Clennar

greg@musicnsw.com (02) 9953 5279