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Music Industry 101 

A Church Street Studio Seminar

A full day intensive music industry primer for people keen to learn more about the various career paths in the music industry. Focused primarily on film, tv & jingle composing, contemporary music production, live and studio performance and recording studio techniques. 


Hosted by three members of Church Street Studios, these are not one-way lectures, but rather open and honest sharing of industry insights. experience and knowledge.


Covering an extremely wide range of subjects, the day is the perfect music industry primer and is most suitable for young musicians, composers and music producers early in their careers, keen for some well grounded, frank industry perspectives to broaden their own knowledge, inspire their creativity and help discover their own professional musical path.


The sessions take place in each speaker's own studio allowing for detailed demonstrations of subjects discussed and include a demonstration of the three leading music software packages, ProTools, Logic and Digital Performer. 

Places are limited due to studio size.  Please book early.  Ages 15 +.



10:00am    Welcome

10.30am    Session 1

12.30am    Lunch (Provided)

1.30pm      Session 2

3.30pm      Afternoon tea (Provided)

4.00pm      Session 3

6.00pm      End of day


Sun 29th Sept 2019


62-68 Church St, Camperdown

 (Enter via car park on Briggs St)

$180 (inc GST)

Damian de Boos-Smith is a composer and producer for advertising and prime time TV and is an APRA nominee for 2017's most performed Australian screen composer. He is also a session musician in high demand playing cello, guitar, bass, oud, banjo, ukelele, and much more, including being the guitarist for the Lego Batman film score. He also plays in wide variety of ensembles from flamenco group Arrebato, to glam rock band Bigphallica. He has also freelanced as a composer for Nylon Studios, Turning Studios, Rumble Studios and Sonar. 


Damian's recent work includes TV reality shows including The Block, The Force, My Kitchen Rules and has composed many TVCs including Qantas, NRL, AFL, Australia Day Lamb. Telstra, FedEx, Wrigleys, McDonalds, Pepsi, LG, Toyota, Ford, Westfield, ING and ANZ. More info


Damian's session will cover:


• Modern electric guitar techniques

• Session Muso basics 

• Contemporary TV scoring

• Specialist guitars and other plucked instruments

• Logic tips, tricks and techniques

• General industry wisdom


Sean Carey is an Emmy award winning music producer, recording engineer, musician and songwriter. He is the music director and vocal producer for acclaimed Netflix series Motown Magic and Beat Bugs and has worked with industry greats such as Cat Stevens, Don Was, Daniel Johns and Skylar Grey in many iconic studios such as Capitol Records, Village Records LA, Germano NYC and 301, Sing Sing and Trackdown Studios in Australia.


He is the former guitarist for 5 time ARIA nominated, multi platinum selling band Thirsty Merc.

He is a multi-instrumentalist and a successful songwriter. Sean produces, engineers, mixes, arranges and co-writes across a variety of genres and happily ends up playing guitars, bass, banjo and handclaps on most recordings. More info


Sean's session will cover:


• Pop Music Production

• ProTools tips, tricks and techniques 

• Modern Studio techniques

• Song writing 101

• Miking techniques

• Rock 'n Roll touring war stories

• General industry wisdom

Guy Gross is a multi award winning Australian film and television composer, APRA Ambassador, recipient of the APRA/AGSC International Achievement Award, past President of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers and founding member of the composers' collective Church Street Studios.


He has guest lectured at the AFTRS (Australian Film, Radio and Television School) and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.  From his British Academy Award (BAFTA) nominated score to the international hit "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert to the US SCI-FI series "Farscape", his film scores cover a huge variety of styles.

He is a regular speaker at The Australian Film, Radio and Television school, (AFTRS) and The Conservatorium of Music and his knowledge is sourced from over 30 years of film music experiences.  More info


Guy's session will cover:


• Film and TV Scoring Techniques

• Film & TV music business basics

• Studio setups for film & TV Scoring

• Digital Performer tips, tricks and techniques

• Royalty and copyright basics

• General industry wisdom 


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