Pathway to Platform: Making It in the Music Industry

Are you ready to take the next BIG step in your music career? Whether you’re drawn to the stage and screen or want to shape the sounds behind the scenes, the road to recognition can be long and bumpy. Often the final products of successful music projects seem glamourous and effortless. In reality, there is an untold story of financial investment and emotional commitment for every chart-topping album, award-winning musical, critically acclaimed opera, orchestral performance and film score as well as those that are yet to steal the limelight.

Presented by Music Love, this session is all about the different journeys that have led our four female panellists to success in the music industry and what you can learn from them. You’ll hear from women with diverse roles about the ways they’ve developed their skills, caught breaks and built on every little win to nurture their careers. What tips will help you most? What traps can you sidestep? Who can you trust? How can you navigate your own musical pathway to success?

Brought to you by Music Love — shining a spotlight on the immense talent of women in music all over Australia.



President, Cicada International; Former ARIA Board Member; President, Australian Women's Contemporary Music Inc; Director, Australian Women in Music Awards and Conference

KLP (Kristy Lee Peters)

Producer/Songwriter/DJ/Vocalist/Radio Host

Shefali Pryor

Associate Principal, Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Dr Rita Crews OAM

President, Music Teacher’s Association of NSW, Deputy Chair of the AMEB (NSW)


Chaired by Julie Kerr, founder of Music Love and artist.

With special performances by retro/soul artist Iluka and singer/songwriter Sophie Koh.

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The Rocks is essentially the birthplace of modern Sydney. Get a sense of Sydney's past exploring The Rocks' cobbled laneways, cosy cafes and some of the oldest pubs in the country.

Around The Rocks is the best place to see the major projections and interactive installations, including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) and Cadman’s Cottage. You can become a composer and dance on piano keys, a maestro who makes the Bridge sparkle or changes the colour of the cityscape. See what else is happening in The Rocks

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Level 6 Terrace Entrance, 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000