Hi, I’m Kate and I’m in year 11. I attended the event management and bookings workshop with Rebecca Young on the 5th of August at the Mosman Youth Centre. So I thought I would write a little review on how I found it!

Rebecca Young works for premier booking company Artist Voice. This company manages and books a wide variety of bands, from 5 Seconds of Summer to The Jezabels, along with many other local and international acts.

To start off, Rebecca shared her knowledge of the industry and how she had got to where she is today. She then workshopped with us in two groups and focused on helping us with our projects/interests! One of these groups looked at how to effectively organise large events and music events, which was especially helpful for those who organise events at the Mosman Youth Centre. In this group we also discussed how the music managing/booking industry works and got to ask her questions we had about this and our possible future careers. The other group was made up of musicians who got to workshop with her on how to go about getting gigs, when to get a booking manager and other aspects of the music industry.

I found the workshop really interesting and helpful as Rebecca was able to answer any questions I had, no matter how confusing or difficult they might have been (!) so I had a really great time attending the workshop and would definitely recommend it to others next time round!

Kate is a past member of Vocal Rewind, the music and events volunteer group. If you would like to know more information about this group and/or sign up for next term please click here.