Business Program For Managers Extends To NZ

Australia’s five-stage CONTROL program for talent managers has extended to New Zealand for the first time.

The program, run by the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) – a national union of state-based peak music associations – was set up to help grow the businesses of managers. It includes two residential labs to be held near Sydney, the first Nov. 23-26.

Six music and business advisers including managers Paul McKessar (Brooke FraserThe Naked and Famous) and Correne Wilkie (The Cat Empire) will work with participants on leadership skills and business models.

Each of their businesses will be analysed, with alternatives offered. The NZ involvement is supported by Music Managers Forum of New Zealand and the Government-run New Zealand Music Commission.

“CONTROL was a watershed for me,” said Melbourne-based Catherine Haridy, chair of the Australian Association of Managers and manager of acts including Eskimo JoeAdalitaBob Evans/Jebediah and Tigertown. “It changed my working world, not to mention my outlook on work/life balance.”