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Blog Series

#ONETHING #ONETHING asks artists a simple question: What is the 1 thing they wish they knew when they started.
Featured Artists Melting Pot puts the spotlight on artists within the community that are doing something special.
Mewzo vs Monkey Seamus Anthony's blog is about how the Musician (aka Mewzo) must first win "the battle" in the mind. Old Zen geezers call the problematic aspects of the mind "The Monkey". If you can tame the Monkey by getting your thinking right then happiness and success as a musician, on your own terms, are within your grasp. It's Mewzo Vs Monkey - let the battle begin!
Movers & Shakers From time to time, Melting Pot speaks to the movers and shakers of the local scene - people of energetic demeanour who initiate change and influence events - and finds out how they got to where they are and how they view the local live music scene today.
On Tour “On Tour” is Melting Pot’s touring guide for independent songwriters and bands who are putting together tours in Australia and beyond. Having spoken to so many artists within the Melting Pot community about their experiences, we realised there was an enormous collective knowledge base. We hope that this guide can not only help artists have successful, positive tour experiences and avoid mistakes of those that have gone before them, but also give some well-deserved recognition to the venues and organisations that are working hard to create supportive environments for touring artists. We are aiming this primarily at solo singer-songwriters but think it will mostly be applicable to small bands as well. We know that the guide is likely to go out of date and that this is a very subjective thing - so if you see something that’s wrong or if you’ve got something to add, then please let us know in the comments below.
The Digital World with Ditto Music Navigating the digital space - from distribution, to release campaigns, to online marketing. How to get featured on iTunes, into the charts, an explanation of royalties and revenue. Anything digital we've got you covered.