2018 WA BAND MANAGER GRANT WINNER ANNOUNCED

LESCHENAULT BASED BAND MANAGER KELSIE MILLER WAS TODAY CONFIRMED AS THE RECIPIENT OF THE INAUGURAL WA BAND MANAGER GRANT.

The $3,500 grant will fund Miller’s attendance (flights, accommodation and tickets) at Big Sound music conference in Brisbane.  Big Sound is a four-day global conference and festival attended by industry, musicians and media providing an opportunity to network with and hear from some of the most experienced, connected and knowledgeable in the music industry.

Band Manager for WA band Great Gable for two years, Miller was thrilled to learn about the Grant and ‘blown away’ by the news she had been successful.

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“I’m absolutely ecstatic to receive this grant. Meeting other managers from around Australia is my biggest priority at the moment and forming networks across the country with other managers is so invaluable to what I do.

“Most of the opportunities to do so however are self-funded and being from WA, it’s a significant investment to travel to the key music conferences and festivals. The support of programs and grants like this one is a real game-changer for new and emerging talent.

Big Sound gives aspiring industry professionals such an amazing opportunity to learn from the legends who have forged the path before us and there is also some fantastic panels and workshops on management, women in music and mental health in the industry that I’m looking forward to attending. I’m so thrilled and grateful to Tapped by Otherside for this opportunity.” Kelsie said.

Otherside Brewing Co. director David Chitty, said he was impressed by the quality of submissions received.

“We received so many strong applications. There is clearly a large pool of dynamic and enthusiastic new creative talent in our local industry. 

“We know it can be hard starting out a career in creative industries.  So this is a great opportunity to support one of our most talented young people to expand their potential by meeting and learning from some of the key decision makers, connectors and teachers within Australia’s music industry and to bring those learnings home here to WA.

“We wish Kelsie well.” David said.