THE MUSIC ACADEMY #16: The Songwriter’s Toolkit

The Music Academy – Music industry advice in under 10 minutes. This week Stu Watts explores The Songwriter’s Toolkit – a folder of documents that can help you with your songwriting and production. Songwriter’s Handbook Producer’s Handbook How the toolkit can get your creative juices flowing Use it to get you out of a creative slump Hit subscribe or follow …

THE MUSIC ACADEMY #15: How To Plan Your Next Music Video

The Music Academy – Music industry advice in under 10 minutes. This week Bennett Ferguson runs through the best ways to prepare for your next music video. What is a treatment? Importance of matching visuals to sonics Execution of the clip on the day of filming What is a run sheet? How do you use it? Hit subscribe or follow …

THE MUSIC ACADEMY #14: More About Pre-Production

The Music Academy – Music industry advice in under 10 minutes. This week Stu Watts runs through why pre-production is such a crucial step to making a great song. What is pre-production and why do you need it? What is a producer and what is their role? 3 different types of pre-production Scratch tracks and how they contribute to a …

THE MARSHALL STREET PODCAST #47: Embracing Adversity (ft. Michael Lack)

Join the Marshall Street Studios gang as they discuss the Australian music industry. Touching on everything from their favourite bands to income streams, they will be joined by various band members and industry guests visiting the studios. This episode Bennett and Stu introduce guest and Marshall Street videographer Michael Lack, where they discuss their opinions on how to embrace adversity. …

THE MUSIC ACADEMY #13: Grit Factor and Delaying Gratification

The Music Academy – Music industry advice in under 10 minutes. This week Bennett Ferguson explains what it is important to have grit and plan for the long term in the early years of being a musician. What is grit factor? What is delayed gratification? Establishing long term goals Bennett’s early years establishing Marshall Street Studios Hit subscribe or follow …

THE MARSHALL STREET PODCAST #46: Prioritising What’s Important

Join the Marshall Street Studios gang as they discuss the Australian music industry. Touching on everything from their favourite bands to income streams, they will be joined by various band members and industry guests visiting the studios. This episode Bennett and Stu go deep on prioritising your tasks so you can make your band as successful as it can be. …

THE MUSIC ACADEMY #12: Why You Should Arrive Early To Your Gig

Back again with more music industry advice in under 10 minutes, Stu Watts discusses the importance of arriving early to your next gig. He runs through his worst experience with time management, and gives pointers around travel time, parking, meeting the important people at gigs, setting up the merch desk and warming up before playing your set. If you like …

THE MARSHALL STREET PODCAST #45: Open Up To Collaborate

Join the Marshall Street Studios gang as they discuss the Australian music industry. Touching on everything from their favourite bands to income streams, they will be joined by various band members and industry guests visiting the studios. This episode Bennett and Stu discuss the mindset required when you collaborate. Brainstorming Being open to other’s ideas Allowing your creative ideas to …

THE MUSIC ACADEMY #11: All About Distribution

More music industry advice in under 10 minutes, this time Bennett Ferguson gives his take on Digital Distribution and what you should know before signing up. If you like what you hear, hit subscribe or follow! If you have found this podcast useful and think it may be helpful to someone you know beginning their journey in the world of …

THE MUSIC ACADEMY #10: Why Time Management Is Crucial For Bands

This week’s host Stu Watts gives a few tips on how to improve your time management as a band, including using a band calendar, planning out rehearsals and regularly discussing availability for future potential gigs and tours. If you like what you hear, hit subscribe or follow! If you have found this podcast useful and think it may be helpful …