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Life in the Real World: How to Make Music Graduates Employable

Life in the Real World: How to Make Music Graduates Employable

Dawn Bennett, Editor
Books, Music Business
Champaign, Illinois: Common Ground Publishing LLC, 2012. 284pp.
ISBN 978 1 61229 078 2
Reviewed by , March 2nd, 2014

This book is a collection of papers from an international team of music educators exploring themes specific to the development of music-related careers for music students, including transitions into work for musicians, entrepreneurship and networking for musicians. There are also themes of a more generic nature including lifelong learning and identify formation. A book of… continue reading »


About Ben O’Hara

Ben O’Hara has taught music industry business at a number of institutions across Australia including the Sydney Institute of TAFE Ultimo, EORA College, and JMC Academy in Sydney and Melbourne. He is currently the senior educator in Music Business at Box Hill Institute in Melbourne. Ben has worked in music publishing and licensing as well as event and artist management. He runs his own booking agency, Flower Pot Entertainment Productions, specialising in children¹s and family entertainment. Ben is completing a PhD at Monash University.

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