Earlier this year, thanks to Music Victoria, I became aware of an initiative designed to help independent labels further their business models in the current climate. It’s a challenging time to be running a label, but also an exciting time: never before has there been so much opportunity to create. The difficulty is finding a business model that is sustainable and that’s what the RELEASE course is all about.
I’m very grateful to have been accepted into the program, and am really looking forward to pulling apart my business and meeting like-minded folks from around Australia and New Zealand who are doing the same with their own labels. It’s really come at a great time, since HopeStreet really has the insight and infrastructure to take the next steps now, with staff and industry partnerships that will hopefully see us through to the next phase of our business.
I and my label are very grateful for this opportunity that has been made possible thanks to the Australian Music Industry Network, the Australian Independent Record Labels Association and Independent Music New Zealand.
For more information see the media release from AMIN.