Artist Development

Artist Development

The St Kilda Festival and Live N Local are proud to present the 2016 Artist Development Program. The annual free program is a fantastic opportunity for established and emerging artists to grow the knowledge and expand their networks within the music business. The 2016 program is jam packed with incredible talent and industry leaders sitting on each panel. This year also sees the introduction of workshops where participants can gain a more hands on approach to the topics on offer. Check out the program below or download the St Kilda Festival Smartphone App to plan your free professional development days.

Thank you to all our sponsors, supporters and venues for making this event possible.


Protecting and Respecting your Music – Basics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Musicians

Friday 12 February 2016
10am - 12pm

Peanut Reserve Clubrooms, Chaucer St, St Kilda

Presented by:  Arts Law

Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander musician? Or do you work with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander musicians? In this workshop Arts Law, the National Legal Services for the Arts, will talk about the legal rights of musicians, including copyright, moral rights and performers’ rights, as well as Indigenous Culture and Intellectual Property, and how musicians can protect their music and their culture through contracts. Presented by Delwyn Everard.

Delwyn Everard is the Deputy Director at the Arts Law Centre of Australia with over 20 years’ experience working for law firms in the US and Australia and in the public sector. She has an extensive background in copyright and trademark litigation and is a trained mediator. Delwyn is passionate about equipping artists with the skills and knowledge to understand their rights and negotiate a fair reward for their creative endeavours.

Morning tea will be provided.

RSVP essential to by 9 February 2016.


The Right Track – Free Musician Development Day

Saturday 13 February 2016
10am - 5pm

Memo Music Hall – 88 Acland Street, St Kilda (enter via Albert St)

Join us for The Right Track, a FREE musician development day where we offer the opportunity for artists to gain an insight into the industry and meet experts. There are forums and workshops running all day in St Kilda. 

Presented by:  St Kilda Festival and APRA AMCOS

Supported by: Music Victoria, SAE, Arts Law, Creative Victoria, AAM, Memo Music Hall, St Kilda Hub, Sounds Australia, Hothouse Audio

The workshops are limited – RSVP to by 9 February 2016

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Check out below the jam packed program - click on the forum/workshop for further details.


Memo Music Hall

Upstairs RSL

St Kilda Hub

Hothouse Audio



Sunny Leunig and Jacinta Parsons interview Dan Kelly and Jess Ribeiro




10.30am - 1.40pm      Pop Up Legal Clinic

Bookings essential or (02) 9356 2566/1800 221 457.

Please indicate your preferred session time when requesting a booking. 10.30am, 11.10am, 11.50am, 12.30pm or 1.10pm



Write Here, Right Now 

Songwriting with Chris O'Neill,  Ainslie Wills, Sui Zhen and Jan Skubiszewski

Australians Take Flight – An Export Masterclass.

Millie Millgate, Glenn Dickie (Sounds Australia) with Owen Rabbit





The Producers

SAE presenting

Making Music Videos

Sunny Leunig and friends




12.45pm Hothouse Tour


Money Talks

Kirsty Rivers (Creative Victoria), Nicholas Albanis (APRA AMCOS), Stacia Goninon (The Seed) + Antonia Sellbach (LISTEN, Beaches, Love of Diagrams)



Behind the Mix with Tim Dalton 

(SAE presenting)



Legally Sound

Delwyn Everard (Arts Law) with Holden and Tennyson Nobel (The Lovely Days)


2pm - 3.30pm
Music Managers Workshop





2.30pm Hothouse Tour


Navigating the Digital Space

Sarah Hamilton, Zac Abroms and Alex Zaccaria

Artist & Repertoire (A&R) workshop

(SAE presenting)