Free Online Music Industry Training


Octapod is helping to lead the transition of previously planned live events to the digital space. To help accomplish this Octopod has partnered with local music industry experts and training provider Continuous Music, to sponsor 12 emerging practitioners the ability to complete online music industry training as a form of professional development to help upskill key emerging music industry practitioners. You can learn more about Continuous Music by checking out You Tube for this 1 minute introduction video.

We have identified a gap with reduced ability to travel regularly to Sydney to attend specialist colleges (such as JMC Academy or AIM), this initiative will enable ongoing professional development and upskilling, and has the added benefit of supporting creative business and service providers in the greater Newcastle region.

For a chance to be selected as one of the 12 participants to receive an all access pass to Continuous Music read on to find out how to apply.

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.



  • Email
  • Provide your name, and a contact phone number
  • Answer the following questions:
    • What is your current involvement in the music industry?
    • What are your career aspirations?
    • What is holding you back?
    • What would you like to learn or achieve through this training?
    • Please also provide links to examples of your work (if applicable)



There will be two rounds of successful applicants announcements. The first will be mid January 2021 and the second will be mid February 2021, participants will also be invited to attend a mentoring and networking session hosted by Continuous Music as part of the 2021 This Is Not Art Festival program (19-21 February 2021).



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Continuous Music is an easy-to-use platform designed for those working in, or considering a music industry career. Continuous Music is for you if are considering a career in the music industry and are just starting out and want to know more, or if you’re a working musician, recording artist, band manager, promoter, venue booker, songwriter, publicist, or talent scout already working in any part of the music industry.

Continuous Music gives you informative lessons accompanied by teaching videos to support each course – all ready for you to click and learn. It’s also about providing you with industry information, blogs, playlists, links to key industry websites, reviews, informative talks with people just starting out in the industry and how they got there – plus some of the good folk that have been in it for a long time.

We hope your creative practice grows immensely from this fantastic development opportunity.