Music Industry Insight – New Resources Out Now!

The new Music Industry Insight activities feature the work of some of Australia’s finest musicians and industry experts, including Gotye, Gossling, Clare Bowditch, Henry Wagons and Bluejuice. These activities provide a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the music industry. You can use them to help students find their musical niche and share it with the world. While these resources are secondary-focussed,  primary school teachers can adapt them by using the videos as a stimulus in music lessons. Combined with the Getting Started with Music resources in the Teacher Toolkit, ARTS:LIVE has plenty of tips and tricks to help teachers stimulate their own and their students’ creativity.

The Song Room had the pleasure of working in collaboration with APRA/AMCOS to create these resources.

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Get Your Music Out There

How do musicians get their music heard? Two contemporary performers and a record label owner help you guide students through ways to market themselves and find an audience.

Target age group: Years 9–10
Art form(s): Drama, Visual Arts
Length: 6 x 45 minute lessons

Music Industry Insight: Get Your Music Out There

Write Way to the Top

Two contemporary Australian songwriters, Helen Croome (aka Gossling) and Henry Wagons, share their ideas on inspiration, meaning and how to finish that song! Let them inspire your students to write their own song and perform it.

Target age group: Yr 7–8
Art form(s): Music
Length: 9 x 45 minutes lessons

Music Industry Insight: Write Way To The Top

Make a Music Video

Go behind the scenes and find out how Gotye and filmaker Natasha Pincus made Somebody That I Used to Know. Follow their advice to help students make their own music video.

Target age group: Years 9–10
Art form(s): Media Arts, Visual Arts
Length: 8 x 45 minute lessons

Music Industry Insight: Make A Music Video


Behind The Scenes With Some Of Australia’s Finest Musicians!

Read about the making of the new Music Industry Insight course and see behind the scenes images of Gotye, Gossling, Clare Bowditch, Henry Wagons and Bluejuice here!