***Due to continued lockdown and restrictions, we have moved all Music Means Business events to October. These dates may change depending on the State Government. Stay tuned!
If you would like to apply to work with us in our events and programs, we will offer you the opportunity to perform at one of our Music Means Business events.
Production and Technician is supplied by Pushworth so we just ask that you turn up with your instruments, amps, leads and give us one short set covering a variety of your best material. Rule of Thumb Play the best song from each set!!! Please understand that there may be times that dates and times may change. Meet Manny, Michael, Mark or Nicki at the event and chat with them about what you are doing live.
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Since July 1990, we have showcased 3600 Artists at these events. Of these 50% were ready to gig with Pushworth. 15% were outside our market. 35% were not gig ready. Artists who are not yet gig ready are provided specific market feedback, Artist Development information and encouragement to showcase again in three months once they made the suggested upgrades.
Clients come to Pushworth for a fully integrated streamline solution for waning audience numbers, brutal market competition vs excessive entertainment cost. With a strong focus on ROI, previous gig history is no guarantee you are the right fit for what a venue needs in its business plan moving forward into this next decade.
Every aspect of running a live music act is huge and takes plenty of energy and dedication. Each of us at Pushworth have a long history of gigging individually so we know what is required to gig week in and week out.
Registering with us and participating at an MMB event is not an audition or a free gig or about making us happy.
It is about one thing only and we assess every single act that we book in the same fashion.
Seeing you live in this generic vanilla environment, gives our team the opportunity to evaluate you on every level, – your capacity, standard, cohesion, stage presence, musicianship, sound production, entertainment value, audience engagement, professionalism, live PR skills etc.
We want to experience your SHOW. That you are talented is already a given. But we need to see your offer. We need to see the SHOW that you deliver. It may be that you may already be working directly or via another agency but we realistically may not be able to book your show into the venues that we work with. We will not know until we watch your show and chat with you post set.
We also evaluate you online – look at your level of engagement, likes, artwork, campaigns and posts, to better understand your organic target market and how you manage your brand narrative.
We do this so that if you meet our market Enterprise Standard, we can offer your live music product to the right client.
Ready to Market
Our Evalution Process
Post Showcase, what next?
Once we know where you sit in our market, we may be able to start to offer you gigs in our venue programs.
If what you offer doesn’t match what our clients need in this market, we may not be able to offer you gigs. HOWEVER, we will ensure that you are added to our website and our database for future possible opportunities. You never know what gigs may be offered to us that just may suit you. So once we have seen you we will know your value and where we may be able to book you.
If we are unable to place you, please keep doing what you are doing. Get clear on your Music Business goals and fine tune your product and target market. We will keep watching your journey so that we can match you to an opportunity when it arises.
Once you have performed, we will email you with feedback.
If we believe that we can include your act in our programs, we will ask you for the following:
Onboarding – download, print, complete, scan and return to us
Artist Code – read and understand it
Email us your latest EPK – Electronic Press Kit including:
- High Res Publication Ready Photograph
- Bio in Word
- Song List by Artist Order in Word
- All your Social Links + Website
Share your Google Calendar with us.
Our programs are booked well in advance so if we begin to work with you, it may take a while to work you into the programs.
Stay Connected. We will always want to book an Artist who delivers a great show live.
This is a Pushworth Event
You will be approached and contacted by people who have seen you at this event. The correct protocol is to direct them to Pushworth to book you as we are the source of their access to your act at the showcase. Thank You