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AIM Music Industry Insights is the Australian Institute of Music's exclusive interview series featuring the heavyweights and thought leaders of Australian music.

AIM Music Industry Insights Australian Institute of Music

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AIM Music Industry Insights is the Australian Institute of Music's exclusive interview series featuring the heavyweights and thought leaders of Australian music.

    Overcoming Performance Anxiety

    Overcoming Performance Anxiety

    How do you overcome performance anxiety? We put together a panel of musicians, psychologists and educators to discuss their best advice to overcome an almost universal experience for performing musicians.

    • 53 min
    Jessie Lloyd / Australian Aboriginal Songkeeper

    Jessie Lloyd / Australian Aboriginal Songkeeper

    Jessie Lloyd is an Aboriginal Australian "Songkeeper," artist and social historian dedicated to honouring the music, sharing the stories and celebrating the culture of Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait Islander communities. Through her award-winning Mission Songs Project through to her latest, the Island Songs Project, she has introduced new audiences to Indigenous music and culture in groundbreaking new ways. 

    • 32 min
    How To Get Gigs feat. Emily Hanks & Josephine Ison

    How To Get Gigs feat. Emily Hanks & Josephine Ison

    There’s an art to becoming a successful performer playing regular gigs and making a sustainable living from playing music. We called upon AIM graduates Emily Hanks and Josephine Ison, both in-demand performers and booking agents, to share some of the “secret sauce” that has established them as musicians gigging regularly on the circuit. 

    • 45 min
    Women Killing It In the Music Industry

    Women Killing It In the Music Industry

    An accomplished and diverse group of women successfully navigating all areas of the music industry joined forces at AIM for a highly-charged and irreverent exploration of their achievements and the challenges they face in the industry today.
    Speakers on the panel interview stage included women working in artist management, media, DJing, marketing, A&R, podcasting and making music. They also included musical artist Azure, one of the driving forces behind the "Beneath The Glass Ceiling” Instagram page and movement to expose unethical members of the industry and hold them to account. 
    Speakers: 
    Alexia Dobbin - Company Director, Alexia Dobbin Entertainment
    Poppy Reid - Editor in Chief Brag Media (titles including Rolling Stone Australia and The Music Network)
    Azure - Musical artist
    Amy Jarma - Director of A&R for Production Club (Super Bowl, The Chainsmokers, Skrillex, Amazon, Intel, Riot Games, Beeple)
    Jade Le Flay - DJ & host
    Kailei Ginman - Marketing Manager AUNZ (Helix Records, Payday Records, Ultra Publishing)

    • 56 min
    How To Build A Successful Music Career

    How To Build A Successful Music Career

    How do you build a successful music career? AIM lecturers (all industry experts and accomplished musicians) from a cross-section of our music departments provide advice garnered from their years of experience on how to create a “portfolio career” – where you leverage your strongest skills and build competence in new areas to make money and sustain a career in music. 

    • 57 min
    Paul Saintilan (Author, "Musicians & Addiction: Research & Recovery Stories")

    Paul Saintilan (Author, "Musicians & Addiction: Research & Recovery Stories")

    Paul Saintilan is the author of a groundbreaking new book called "Musicians & Addiction: Research & Recovery Stories." We explore the two year journey to put it together, the myths it busts about creativity and substance abuse, his own experiences, the incredible work Support Act is doing to support musicians during the pandemic, and simple ways musicians can use sports science to improve their mental health and resilience.

    • 44 min

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