A guide to Brunswick Music Festival’s Sound Sessions mini-conference

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A guide to Brunswick Music Festival’s Sound Sessions mini-conference

Words by Chloe Karis

Everything you need to know about next week's showcase event.

Have you ever needed to know how to coordinate your own tour, the importance of livestreaming or how to create music in your own home? As part of Brunswick Music Festival, Milk! Records, Small Time and Creative Victoria are teaming up to present Sound Sessions: a free mini-conference that looks to spill the beans on all the slickest tricks of the trade.

Before it all goes down on Saturday March 13, we’ve collated a guide to everything you need to know in the lead-up to the mini-conference, including times, presenters, and what each session will entail. Plus, for those who can’t make it to each event in person, all sessions will be live-streamed through BMF Facebook page – it doesn’t get much better than that!

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Saturday March 13 @ 11am 

Do you feel the need to learn how to develop your personal/band brand, finding a label, self-manage and release by yourself? This Sound Session develops your skills on how to do those and hear first-hand advice from those who do it themselves.

Featuring keynote panelists such as Milk! Records boss Jen Cloher, who will act as moderator for the session, as well as Marcelle Bradbeer, Samuel Gaskin and Simona Castricum, this session will help you navigate how to self-release merch, book and coordinate your own tours, manage your social media pages to promote and more!

For more information, head here.

The New Normal

Saturday March 13 @ 1pm

Even though live-streaming isn’t anything new, 2020 showed us the importance of artists sharing their music with their fans in real time during a livestream. This event, moderated by IsolAid’s Emily Unman and featuring Allara, Eliza Hull and James Seymour, will teach you tips and reasonings on the importance of live-streaming, where and why, and how to share your music live online. 

Follow the link here for more details.


Saturday March 13 @ 2:30pm

Learn how to produce your own music, whether it’s at home or in a studio. Thanks to how easily accessible recording and producing your own music is now, learn how to do so during this Sound Session.

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve got experience and wanting to learn more, this session is suitable for all. With a panel that includes Hachiku’s Anika Ostendorf, Diimpa and Raquel Solier and with Evelyn Ida Morris as moderator, expect to learn from some of the best in the biz with this session.

Check it out in further detail here.

While DIY and Recording sessions are sold out to attend at Small Time in Brunswick, you can still register for free here for The New Normal.

For more information, check the Brunswick Music Festival website and head to the BMF Facebook page at the livestream start time to view online.