Podcast helps local musicians get gig ready

A new podcast has been launched to help local musicians amp up their live performances and
maximise the potential of their music career.

The Get Gig Ready podcast is a collaboration between the City of Ryde, Lane Cove Council, the Live
Music Office, MusicNSW and local community station 2SER, with support fr om Macquarie University.

as part of efforts to support and strengthen the live music scene in the local area.

The seven -episode series features exclusive interviews with musicians, managers, radio hosts and
other industry insiders to provide listeners wi th an insight on what is going on in the music industry
and how musicians can get the most out of the music they are making.

Topics range from the basics of music business, to marketing, putting on a gig, getting music played
on radio and much more. In ad dition, each episode also features a track by a local musician.

Get Gig Ready host, Felix Shannon, said: ” Local music is an indispensable part of our culture, but
with so many different people approaching the field in so many different ways, it can be da unting to try
your hand at it. Get Gig Ready was driven by real questions from local musicians so that you have a
reliable guide to what steps you can make in gearing up your career, no matter what shape it might
take.”

Live Music Office Project Manager, Lucy Joseph, said: ” Get Gig Ready is a great example of how
local councils are supporting the development of live music in their local communities by providing
valuable information and guidance to new and emerging musicians on how to navigate through
uncha rted waters of the industry, starting at home.

“Now more than ever, the live music sector needs support from all levels of government, and local
councils in particular can play a vital role in nurturing the grassroots talent who live and work in their
ow n communities. ”

Get Gig Ready airs on Mondays at 6.30pm on 2SER radio (107.3 FM) until Monday 24 August. The
series is also available online at www.2ser.com and any of your favourite podcast streaming
platforms.

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