Business Skills Courses & Artist Development Sessions

North Street Music is passionate about developing musicians with a view to them successfully forging a career in the music industry. North Street Music offers business skills courses and one on one development sessions for artists and bands.

Artist Development Sessions

Individual musicians (or bands) can get tailored advice to assist you in achieving your goals. Whether you want to grow your fan base, secure more work, produce a new show or performance, or simply generate more money from what you love, then you need some clear plans, strategies and tasks. Sessions typically last an hour and there is always plenty of homework to do – if you’re serious about achieving your goals.

To find out more, contact North Street Music Director, Bourby Webster, via the CONTACT page.

Sessions need to be booked at least a week in advance and take place in the North Street Music office in Fremantle.

Individual Sessions: $100

Band Sessions: $200

Recurring Sessions: $80 per session (for musicians wanting ongoing advice and support, with sessions a minimum of every three months.

Business Skills Courses

‘Business Skills for Musicians’ is a course designed to assist people in the music industry gain some fundamental skills to help them get where they want to go.  Courses are run based on demand, and once there are enough people interested, a course is scheduled at a convenient time. The courses require a minimum of six participants to run, up to a maximum of 12.

QUOTES from Students Attending Business Skills classes and courses:

“…this whole process has been one of the most beneficial things I’ve ever done – didn’t realise HOW important it was.”

“I just wanted to say that your course was bloody brilliant, I have learnt so much in the past couple of days/hours! I’m not only going to apply those skills to my music but life in general”.

“Thank You for changing my life! This week i’ve been 200% more proactive & have already made so many more contacts than i would have in the past 8 months so thank you for sharing your experience with me. You are amazing & inspiring & it looks so natural to you.”

“…Your class taught me some of the most valuable lessons I’ve drawn from my entire degree.”

Who should attend:

Musicians – performers from all genres (classical, contemporary, jazz)

Performers – including DJs and other performance artists

Managers & Agents

And other business people working in the music industry running their own business or assisting musicians.

What will you learn:

The course covers several key topics including marketing, promotion, business management, networking; accounting and other financial areas such as budgeting, quoting and invoicing; management; developing a fan base and keeping it!; using the internet; and an introduction to law, licensing and copyright.

Course delivery:

The course is run over one day – usually a Sunday, from 10am to 5pm with all food and refreshments provided.

Course Director:

Bourby Webster, Director of North Street Music, teaches business skills to final year students (contemporary, classical, jazz, opera, production and composition students) at WAAPA (WA Academy of Performing Arts).  She also consults one-on-one to artists, ensembles and bands in both Australia and the UK and is a sought after lecturer and presenter.  The feedback has shown that more than ever, musicians are crying out to learn skills to support their talent, helping them market, promote, develop and sell their music and themselves.

Course info & Fees:

NOTE: All courses for 2015 have been run. The next course will take place in 2016. Should you need advice, please consider an Artist Development Session.

Course Location: Scotch College, Swanbourne.

Course Times: 10am to 5pm.

Included: Course notes, hand-outs, morning and afternoon tea plus lunch.

Fee: $250 per person.  Discounts are available for members of a band attending together.

If you are interested in attending a course, please email [email protected].

It could change your life…..