Music SA in partnership with moshtix, is thrilled to announce the creation of a new scholarship to assist in developing the career of a female South Australian music industry professional and addressing the barriers for women trying to forge a career in the music industry.

The scholarship, for a Certificate IV in Music Industry, will be funded by moshtix, and will be offered to a South Australian woman through applications below.

Harley Evans, CEO and owner of moshtix said, “We first started working with Music SA in 2015 and we’ve seen them go from strength to strength ever since, so we naturally jumped at the opportunity to work with Music SA to fund this scholarship. 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.”

“Lisa and her team have been absolutely killing it in Adelaide, and it’s opening up great opportunities for businesses like moshtix to give back to the industry, spread the good news nationally, and help feed the appetite for live music both in-front and back stage. We can’t wait to see who the successful graduate will be and what they will achieve.”

Did you know? Here’s some quick facts around the inequalities and barriers that women face in the music industry:

  • According to the Australia Council for the Arts, 80% of songwriters are men. 70% of music teachers are women.
  • 1 in 5 musicians (21.5%) registered with APRA (royalties collection agency) in Australia are women.
  • 30% of public board members on peak music industry bodies are women.
  • Out of 225 artist managers surveyed in 2016 102 were women.
  • 80% of independent record labels in Australia are managed by men.
  • Music Victoria research in 2016 has shown that the confidence gap between men and women applies widely.
  • Even in the “world’s biggest musical democracy”, triple j’s Hottest 100, women have an equal vote but not equal representation with women constituting 48% of voters but only 21% of acts.
  • Research at La Trobe University has found that unwanted sexual attention is a significant problem faced by women going to live music events.
  • Most job opportunities in the music industry are not formally advertised and so this limits merit-based selection

The full-time Certificate IV in Music Industry course commences in March 2018 through Music SA and will be located at the St Paul’s Creative Centre in the CBD.

Applications open now! Apply here: 

Applications close on November 30th and scholarship recipient will be announced on 21st December.