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Get Gig Ready



In response to the changing public health situation relating to COVID-19, Get Gig Ready will be going online and on air as a series of podcasts running from May this year.

If you would like to get an email with information about the series when it goes live, or have questions you’d like to ask the presenters, please sign up to any of the Eventbrite events listed below.

We acknowledge that this is a difficult time for the live music industry.

The Australian Music Industry Network and the Australian Festival Association have joined with industry partners to tally the impact of these impacts on Australians - and hear your stories. Get involved at

Do you make music? Are you an emerging or early career musician looking to take your performances to the next level? Amp up your skills with Get Gig Ready - a series of free industry-run workshops, panels and conversations designed to get your career moving, your live show firing, and strengthen the live music scene in Ryde and Lane Cove.

Topics include:

• Do-it-Yourself Music Business Basics

• Marketing Your Music 101

• How to Put on a Great Gig

• Music Industry Insights

• Resilient Music Careers

This program will run in April and May 2020 and is open to musicians of any age and genre who live, work, study or play in City of Ryde and/or Lane Cove Council.

Get Gig Ready is presented by City of Ryde, Lane Cove Council, the Live Music Office and MusicNSW, with support from Macquarie University.


Get Gig Ready Workshops


All workshops are free but registrations are essential.

Digital Program: Do-It-Yourself Music Business Basics

Hear from independent artist PRINCI on how she manages her music career, and what you can do to set yourself up as a bona fide business.

Register online.

Digital Program: Marketing Your Music 101

Astral People’s Co-Director Vic Edirisinghe gives you the inside track on how to market your music build your brand, while staying true to yourself and your art.

Register online.

Digital Program: How to Put on a Great Gig

There are so many things that go into putting on a great gig: from conception to pitching, marketing to sound check, let alone playing your actual music! Hear from Jaimee Taylor-Nielsen whose vast experience across festivals, events and gigs will give you best practice on how to get gig ready.

Register online

Get Gig Ready Panels

Resilient Music Careers

In an interactive and inclusive session, a panel of industry experts will share tips on how to find your own sound, why it so important to ‘play’ and ways that ‘setbacks’ can become breakthrough career moments.

Find out more and register online.

Music Industry Insights

Stephen Goodhew (Double J), Artist Okin Osan, Manager & Publicist Maia B (twntythree) talk with Tanya Ali (FBi Radio) about their beginnings, how they all work together and how to apply best practice to your music project.

Find out more and register online.