The Pushworth Group Music Business began on 17 July 1990 and offers a 360 degree service for the Events and Music Markets offering a continuity of market knowledge and experience unmatched by any other company in Queensland.
Our Live Music Program Curation Service market expertise gives you the inside track on the cycles, trends and pricing structures.
Our fully integrated booking system, Aquarius, enables us to efficiently manage your Events and Entertainment program administration – Proposal, Contract, Itinerary, Invoice, Accounts Receivable/Payable, Remittances, Statements and Reports.
We specialise in the exclusive curation of Live Entertainment programs for pubs and clubs throughout Queensland offering the highest standard Queensland Music Work Force – fully vetted, auditioned, registered, developed and market value accorded.
Welcome to your Big Day! When you book Live Entertainment for your Wedding with us, we will provide you with a Big Day Check List that will detail all your Event Needs to ensure that your special day is just as you imagined!
The Pushworth Group will offer you the best entertainment for your brand message, demographic, brief and budget. Solo, Duo, Band, DJ, Variety and Feature Shows. Our Music Work Force is auditioned, compliant and show ready.
When you want to level up by promoting a feature show as part of a National Tour for a High Profile Artist, Comedian, Show or Celebrity, we will work with you to ensure the show works within you budget, to your desired target market. We ensure your Event Management team can cater for the additional logistics required for a Feature Show.
We managed the Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival 2003 – 2014 so we can assist you with anything you need in terms of Event Management. Thanks to our national strategic alliance networks, our clients gain exclusive access to the largest network of artists and service infrastructure suppliers in Australia.
Manny comes from a diverse music career – classical, jazz, punk, cabaret and pub rock. No musical genre escaped his contribution during his decades long performance history throughout Victoria and Queensland.
His vast gig experience provided the deep foundation for his 35 years as a Live Music Agent. Since 1990, Manny has driven and guided the Pushworth Group with his partners and team. The Petrie Terrace based National Entertainment Service Company, The Pushworth Group, has contributed to the careers of thousands of Australian artists over the past 30 years.
Some of Manny’s pet projects over the past couple of decades have included The Butterfly Effect, Savage Garden, Fiona Horne and DEFFX, Grinspoon, Russell Crowe’s musical projects, Killing Heidi, Grace Knight and Eurogliders, The Living End & GANGgajang, – to name just a few and you begin to get an idea of the calibre of artists that Manny has worked with.
Developing artist brands, building a live music culture and supporting venue business has been Manny’s hallmark. He is the champion of live music in Queensland with his Artist Development and Management programs and specialises in building business for promoters across Australia by leveraging Live Music Brands as part of their Marketing Plan.
Live Music Curation Program Manager
From my experience as a long-term musician out there in the field, I develop my artists into businesses who understand that success in the Music Industry is not necessarily based on how many albums you have sold or tours you have done. For me it’s about bringing a group of musos together that can not only create great music together in a professional manner but can deliver a professional show both on stage and on line that creates a real time EVENT for every venue. My particular area of expertise is in the production of a show. I work closely with my venues to ensure that their room and stage is set up to best maximise the acoustics so that bands can tune and tone their production accordingly. I then review the production of all the artists that I work with to ensure they can deliver the best show possible in every production specific requirement. I manage the annual entertainment calendars of a number of venues around Queensland and pride myself on my ability to source a variety of high-quality entertainers to meet their needs.
Live Music Program Curation Manager
What I bring to the Music Industry table is a high level of organisation with an attention to detail in every gig that I administer. I’m not filling gaps. I’m building your business whether you are an Artist or a Venue. As a long term working DJ, I know what works and what doesn’t in every target market and demographic. I understand people so I am able to manage all the finer details when it comes to specific needs for either the Artist or the Venue Manager. My network is second to none and this gives you the edge when it comes to finding the right Live Artist, Production Crew, DJ or Business Partner.
Nichola Burton manages every aspect of the Pushworth business and has produced a comprehensive Training, Business and Wellness program for Artists who wish to build value into their Music Business Brand.
A lifetime spent in the Music Industry has led her through roles such as: Song Writer, Performer, Artist Manager, Show Producer, Entertainment Agent, Business Manager, Systems Software Designer, Workplace Trainer and Assessor, to Event Manager, Publicist and Brand Consultant. She managed the Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival 2009 – 2014 and oversaw 5 years of the Festival Marketing Plan for 8 months of every year during this time. Music Means Business is her pathway to work with Artists, Venues, Promoters, Organisations to help them build value in their Brand. Nicki is our go to for Mentorship, Brand Development and Business Coaching for our Roster Artists.
Since 1990, Pushworth has prided itself on staying connected to the community around them whether it is the sponsorship of a local sporting team or a karaoke competition, our networks and community form part of our value. Click below to read about the Work Window, The Sound Garden, The Music Real, Pushworth The Earth and The Health Creative due to be launched in November 2020.