Archives of #Event Management

Gigging in America –  Insights from an LA-based Aussie artist

We take a look at the career of Australian singer-songwriter Matt Ellis, who from his base in Venice Beach, California shares some insights on the LA scene and the recording of his fourth solo album, Births, Deaths and Marriages   You have just completed your fourth solo album, Births Deaths and Marriages. With this new recording, […]

Interview with Tony Bonney: Owner, Podium — The Event Producer

Approaches to event management and theming and client management Tony Bonney is the owner of the Sydney-based events company called Podium — The Event Producer. The kinds of events staged by the company cover the full range of event activities, from overseas conferences for sales and marketing teams to launches, national roadshows and celebrations. The […]

Interview with Chris Clough – Live Sound Engineer

Setting up small venue PA systems How important is it to design the right PA system for a performance space? It is very important because people are getting used to hearing the quality of audio at public events that they are hearing from a home theatre. That is technologically far more challenging in a large […]

Interview with Scott O’Hara – Event Manager

Scott O’Hara – Director, Arts Development, Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) Scott O’Hara is a professional arts manager with 12 years’ experience. His prior positions include foundation CEO of CCDNSW; various positions at the Australia Council for the Arts; a range of administrative and teaching positions in the visual arts and music education fields; Board […]

Why Events Fail

Why do people attend festivals and events? What kinds of factors may prevent people from attending events? Why do events fail? People attend festivals and special events for a number of reasons, all of which can be categorised together as ways to do something ‘out of the ordinary’ from the participants regular day to day […]