In a time where YouTube tutorials and WikiHow lists reign supreme, you don’t need to be a marketing genius to […]
Applications for 2018 intake are currently open. Click here to apply. Collarts is a dynamic independent tertiary education college full […]
Congrats, you’ve nearly done it. The week is almost over, exams have almost wrapped up, and new music is […]
Sometimes studying can be really painful. After an intense trimester of placement, writing essays or practicing ensemble pieces, the whirlwind […]
Ugh, it’s study season. Just as the weather warms up and the nights get longer, responsibilities collide and everyone is […]
Set in the heart of Melbourne Music Week, Face The Music is a two-day music summit that prides itself […]
We’re always celebrating our students at Collarts and the work they create. As part of the Collarts Mix Competiton led by […]
In case you missed it, Melbourne Music Week (MMW) is happening right now. The nine-day celebration comes a warm reminder of […]
Somewhere on the rolling hills of Sweden, Emma Håkansson realised she loved animals more than she liked eating them. “I was excited […]
Better known under his moniker Pataphysics, Patrick Marks is a current music technology teacher at Collarts working with students to better […]
Sometimes on a Friday, you need a seriously good playlist to take you into the weekend. Here at Collarts, we […]
Cover image by Home Surgery Recording. Hailing from New Zealand and travelling all over, Tom Larkin is a music industry […]
Hypnotising the world with her debut LP ISON earlier in the year, Iranian-Dutch Sevdaliza will be touring Australia for the first time […]
While we didn’t need any convincing that music plays a fundamental role in how we perceive the world and […]
Before she began directing music videos about empowerment and moments of silence, Triana Hernandez was working in a government […]
Ah, Ausmusic T-shirt Day, how we love you. What yells “I love Australian music” more than parading around in your […]
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Halloween music often falls into two categories: pop culture references and very very very bad jingles. While it’s no big […]
The arrival of Stranger Things marked a bold turning point for ’80s film touchstones. Bursting from the nostalgic fetishisation that’s […]
Growing up around the Mornington-Peninsula between Casey and Frankston City, right near the ocean and not much else, the idea […]
Did you hear? Face The Music, a contemporary music summit in Victoria, is turning 10! Holding a milestone party full […]
Known for his exceptional writing talents, love of music and ratbag spirit, Tim Scott is the Editor at VICE’s music […]
Jesse Hooper (Head of Music Performance at Collarts and 4 x ARIA winning member of the band Killing Heidi) and […]
Outside of teaching Audio Production at Collarts, David “Streef” Streefkerk is one of the industry’s most in-demand live engineers and […]
A few months back, Jesse Hooper (Head of Music Performance) and the Collarts team set up a new scholarship to […]
Like so many of our students and staff, Joel Watson exudes the infectious energy and passion which makes Collarts the special […]
Across his years of experience in the creative industries, Patrick has held roles within creative direction and design, production and […]
Acclaimed singer, guitarist and ARIA chart-topping songwriter, Tommy Rando, recently joined the Collarts team as the head of our new Music […]
We’re giving away 4 double passes to this rare opportunity to discuss music videos, art design and illustration with internationally acclaimed […]
We’ve been getting some great dispatches from Killing Heidi’s Jesse Hooper (Head of Music Performance at Collarts) and the two […]
After graduating from a sound production course in Perth, Anna landed a coveted role in London at Miloco Studios working under […]
After working in a broad range of roles (both paid and unpaid) in and around the music industry, Lauren Mitchell emerged […]
When she’s not busy studying Entertainment Management at Collarts, Ashlee Bar has been making some incredible inroads into the entertainment […]
Since opening its doors in 2010, Collarts has rapidly become one of the most sought-after music and arts colleges in Australia. […]
While performers take to the stage, producers put it all together, and publicists get new work out there, individuals versed […]
The Australian Government recently replaced their VET FEE‑HELP scheme with the VET Student Loans scheme, which has meant that a large list […]
Everything you need to know about getting started at Collarts in the one place. If you’ve still got questions, contact […]
The benefits of music and culture in society is widely recognised, yet it’s still often considered a leap of faith […]
Collarts graduate and UNFD Records (aka We Are Unified) employee Sally Cattell shares her tips for using your time at Collarts toward paving […]
Collarts is proud to announce three incredible scholarship opportunities in Europe that will be available to eligible students in 2017, […]
Like many of us, Collarts teacher Dan Murtagh wasn’t sure what he wanted to do in his career. Despite having played […]
Last week Australia’s most well dressed musical duo, Client Liaison, took over the Collarts Fitzroy campus to launch their latest project – […]
With over 36 years working in the music and entertainment industry, Chrissie Vincent, has seen it all, having worked with everyone […]
There’s more to building a career in the music and entertainment industry than pining to be a rock star or […]
Nina took over our Fitzroy Campus one night in late 2016 for an incredible pop-up party celebrating the 1st birthday of her […]
Last month, things got a little crazy at Collarts… At 10am on Friday August 19th, our Fitzroy campus had a […]
When he’s not busy teaching at Collarts, Al Harding is one of Australia’s most sought after, fast working and versatile […]
Laneway Festival is back again for yet another exciting music festival. Here at Collarts we are very proud to be […]
We work exclusively with St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival to provide students with hands-on, backstage work experience in event, artist, tour management, […]
Summer brings with it a bevy of music festivals. We’ve picked 9 smaller, boutique festivals that are whetting our appetites.
Melbourne Music Week is back, taking place on 13–20th of November.
Face the Music returns to the Melbourne Arts Centre on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th November for its eighth year and Collarts […]
Society of Tastemakers & Elegant People (STEP) return with their next music-industry panel event, ‘ The Money, Money, Money ‘.
This Sunday 27th September, the biggest event of summer is taking place at Burnley Park in Richmond. That’s right, the Dogapalooza Music […]
Paradise Music Festival is back for its third year. Taking place this weekend atop the mountains of Lake Mountain Alpine […]
Collarts are a proud working partner of STEP and we’re especially excited to present the upcoming event, ‘Women in Australian Music’.
Here’s our list of the coolest places in Melbourne to buy vinyl. 1. Northside Records (Fitzroy) Melbourne’s home of funk, soul, […]
On 120 hectres of blissful nature just north of Byron Bay, Bluesfest music festival sets up for five days of […]
Austin’s annual South By South West Festival came to a close over the weekend with many Aussie acts trekking across the pond, […]
The Society of Tastemakers & Elegant People (aka STEP) host regular Melbourne music get togethers that combine industry panel discussions […]
There’s something special about an Aunty-run event and we’re sure this long weekend’s ninth Golden Plains will be no different.
Brunswick Music Festival is a 15-day jamboree of folk, roots and world music. It’s the longest running urban music festival […]
Regular Melbourne music event STEP (The Society of Tastemakers & Elegant People) is for those in the know, and for those […]
The Society of Tastemakers & Elegant People (aka STEP) host regular Melbourne music get togethers that combine industry panel discussions and live music performances.
It’s the summer music festival season, and some of the best Aussie music festivals take place over the New Year. […]
Michael Parisi’s career has seen him work as a music journalist, promotions manager at Warner Music Australia, A&R manager (he […]
We can’t deny our love for a festival that is all about embracing the start of summer, the Australian bush, […]
As the Music Editor of Beat Magazine, Cara Williams is a very busy lass. In between deadlines, sourcing content, gigs and coffees, Cara shared insight to working in the music industry in the Q&A.
4 videos that drummers should watch, including how location affects the sound of your kit, great beats from a street drummer, leading Australian drummer David Jones, and slow motion snare and cymbal.
We picked Byron Georgouras’ brain to get some insight into music industry myths, career tips and we discovered an unlikely music vice.
4 Face The Music sessions you need to catch if you’re interested in a career in music management.
An ‘incidental’ entry into the music industry saw entrepreneurial Zac Abroms go from running London-inspired music nights in Melbourne, to founding his own boutique artist management and publicity company, Viceroyalty. Zac was kind enough to sit through a Q&A to divulge the realities of working in the music industry, share some tips for budding young music managers and to tell us what record he hopes never gets stolen from his collection.
Soulfest is Australia and New Zealand’s new neo soul, funk, jazz and hip hop festival. It has an impressive line up of local and international talent and we’ve put together a list of 6 songs that will get you in the Soulfest mood.
From its humble beginnings in 2004 at a little Melbourne laneway bar called St. Jerome’s, the festival quickly expanded throughout Australia and overseas to Auckland and Singapore. Despite being a couple of months away from festival kick-off, we’ve been drooling at the lineup and have listed four acts on our (growing) must-see list.
Tim Dalton will be presenting tales and advice on successfully managing talent at his panel discussion about “Managing Creatives” at the 2014 Face The Music Conference on 14th and 15th November.
After a stunning debut last year having the likes of Disclosure, Azealia Banks, and TNGHT grace the stage, the inaugural Listen Out festival has prepared another killer timetable of acts for your viewing pleasure.
We’ve put together a list of some of the must-see events of the Bigsound conference cultural calendar to get you in the know.
5 bands and musicians from Japan that you should definitely listen to.
The people behind these shows work around the clock to provide endless entertainment, working merely on the fuel of coffee and toasted sandwiches.
Based on what’s booking in Europe here’s my pick of the best upcoming bands to catch in 2014. By Tim Dalton
If you’re looking for marketing tactics to promote your band, look no further – Tim Dalton has it covered in this Top 10 List.
Check out these Top 10 ‘Out of the Box’ Merch Ideas to Promote Your Band – they’re pretty creative!
Perhaps it’s time for a new slogan: “Buy tickets in advance and save small music venues!” I’m old enough to […]
What do you get when you combine a love of electronic music, a talent for event management and the guts to jump head first into a business venture? The answer would probably sound a lot like Bosphorus Music.
Celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday 19 April by taking part in some of these events in Victoria
We’re a pretty friendly group of teachers and staff here at Collarts and we thought we’d welcome in the New Year by sharing some of our New Year’s resolutions with you.
For those of you who don’t know – Tomson is Collarts’ resident hound and audio production teaching assistant.
Six Shooter are a garage-punk-rock two-piece straight off the hard-done-by streets of Melbourne. Their self-titled EP has just been released and is ready to meet the ears of anyone who cares to listen.
Music producer, engineer and songwriter Steven Slate, who last year launched the Raven MTX – a multi-touch audio production console allowed us to interview him via Skype.
Head of Audio Production, Dr. Paul Doornbusch, recently tested out the new RODE NT1 – here’s what he had to say about it.
Did you listen to the recordings taken on the RØDE NT1 – raw and with EQ, as well as the U87? Here are the answers…
In many ways crowd funding is an attractive prospect for those in the music industry – a return to democracy in the industry if you like, where musicians and artist managers can bypass exploitative record labels, receive funding from the public, do what they love and hopefully retain a profit. But is this the reality for the average musician who uses crowd funding?
Ever thought about what it would be like to manage the likes of Gotye, Silverchair, Cold Chisel, Missy Higgins and Powderfinger?
One for the drummers – Check out the test run that Brett Woolford gave the Roland TD-11K V-Drums.
A debate that has raged since the early 80s: Digital VS Analogue has divided the audio community. Our head of Audio Production, Dr. Paul Doornbusch explores both sides of the debate.
This week we meet Patrick Marlin – previous school barbershop singer – now studying Creative Industries Management at Collarts.
Collarts lecturer and head of program Tim Dalton provides a insight into the longevity and value of the Shure SM58.
This week we interviewed Harry Hayes who is all of one week into his Creative Industries Management course. We asked Harry how his first week has been and posed some tough questions to him – make sure to find out about his favourite noise – it’s a strange one!