Music Industry College is solving that age old problem of how to keep kids happy during their school holidays – at least for those who would like to have a career in the music industry – by putting on AMPLIFY, a 3-day workshop series that isn’t just a boring old talk-fest. The Workshops include time spent with Brisbane’s finest industry workers and musicians, including Evil Eddie (Butterfingers), Jesse Barbera (Velociraptor, Jeremy Neale, Feelins), Maggie Collins (Triple J, DZ Deathrays, John Steel Singers), Dom Miller (The Zoo), Charles Thomas (The Medics), Stephen Green, Ed Guglielmino and more.
The workshops will cover everything from Songwriting to Releasing your Music and Finding your Place in the Scene. This isn’t just your average, talkfest, panels or otherwise, this is hands-on, “bring your guitar and write a song/get advice on how to improve your song” or “bring a laptop and write a bio with the help of the best publicists in the biz” type of workshop.
Music Industry College is an independent high school based in the Fortitude Valley PCYC (for the moment, a brand new facility has been purchased in Berwick St, Fortitude Valley) and allows opportunities for students to collaborate with other students, form a band, record music, produce work for other students and work in real industry situations such as all ages music venue The Hive, Starving Kids record label and online music blog, Dearhead Press, all while gaining their Year 12 certificate and possibly an OP and other industry qualifications.
AMPLIFY will take place from Tuesday 1st October to Thursday 3rd October and will cost $100 for the 3 days, which will also include lunch each day. It will run from 12:00 Midday to 4:30PM each day, with 2 sessions taking place per day, 6 sessions in total. Places for the Workshop can be secured through the MIC website at http://www.mic.org.au.
Contact MIC on 3852 3074 or email email@example.com to book a place in the program as they are strictly limited.