Moshtix Sets Up Women’s Scholarship

In a bid to address the gender imbalance in the Australian music industry, independent ticketing agency

Moshtix – Moshtix

The ticketing firm will bear the costs of a student each year taking a Certificate IV in Music Business course through the state’s peak music association, Music SA.

Moshtix CEO and owner Harley Evans said, “It’s a fantastic initiative to help increase the presence of women in the music industry and to give them real-world experiences along with a nationally accredited Certificate IV in Music Business.”

Music SA general manager Lisa Bishop said the course would provide contacts with, and mentorship by, music industry professionals.

“I’m thrilled that moshtix has come on board to support this important initiative because they have established partnerships with many live music venues and events in Adelaide that will open further opportunities for the scholarship recipient,” she said.

The moshtix announcement was made at the end of a discussion convened by Music SA at Adelaide’s Jade Monkey club on gender imbalance in the country.

Women make up only 30 percent of the country’s songwriters, 30 percent of board members of peak music associations, and 20 percent of independent label managers. Out of 225 artist managers surveyed last year, 102 were women.