FAQ's

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WHO OWNS MY MUSIC?

You do. At all times. You don’t sign any licensing agreement to be part of the Moyne sessions.

WILL YOU AUTOMATICALLY PUT MY MUSIC ON SPOTIFY AND OTHER DIGITAL PLATFORMS?

No. We can introduce you to on-line distributors if you want your music to be available on line.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE FINISHED MIXES AND VIDEO CLIP OF MY MUSIC?

We will submit your music and video clip to our pathway partner Universal Music Group [Australia] for review and receive written feedback on your music that you then get. We also promote your music on the Montville Lane Sessions social media Facebook etc.

We submit your music to community radio Australia wide for programming.

We submit your music to The Moyne Sessions media partner 3Way FM for their playlist inclusion.

Moyne Shire may also promote your music via social and standard media outlets.

You will receive digital files for your own use. 

CAN I RECORD A COVER?

Yes. However, the cover will not be submitted to our pathway partners.

WHAT IF I DON'T PLAY AN INSTRUMENT BUT SING?

Bring along a friend, relative or music teacher that can play an instrument and accompany you during your recording.

WHAT ABOUT MUSIC FROM LOGIC OR GARAGE BAND OR MP3 BACKING TRACKS THAT I WANT TO SING TO?

No problem. For Logic and any programmes like Garageband or Ableton, you’ll need to export each track as its own file [called a stem] as a 48K mono .wav file. Before you export your stems please call David Blake 0400 488 974 to ensure the stems you provide will be technically correct. All backing tracks and stems are to be brought to your session on a USB drive or stick, for transferring to the Pop-up’s recording studio.

WHAT IS MSL-LIVE GIG EVENTS?

Every Pop-Up artist has the opportunity of being included on a Moyne Sessions LIVE bill. Typically, three gigs a year in well-known and established venues. The artist gets paid for a 15-20 minute set, gets interviewed on 3Way-FM 103.7FM in the run up to the gig and gets to perform live in front of an audience that's not just family. The gigs happen typically within the region that the artist lives.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Only your personal instruments if you have them. The Pop-Up comes equipped with instruments - drum kit, guitars, keyboard and amps. If you want to use your own amp or pedal board no problem. You’ll also need to bring your own face mask and hand sanitizer and food/drinks.

WHAT DO I OR MY PARENTS/GUARDIAN NEED TO SIGN?

To be considered for a place in The Moyne Sessions Pop-Up Recording Studio program your completed electronic application forms must be submitted by Tuesday 1 August, 2021.

Forms include:

If you are under 18 all consent forms must be co-signed by both the participant and his/her parent or guardian. 

DOES MY SONG NEED TO BE FINISHED OR CAN I STILL FIGURE IT OUT ON THE DAY OF RECORDING?

Your song/s need to be “95%-ready” and you're encouraged to attend the song-polishing sessions that kick-off the Pop-Up recording sessions. The song-polishing sessions will give your song/s the finishing touches before you record. The song-polishing workshops are only available to artists recording their original music. Moyne sessions Pop-Up Recording Studio program is for artists that have songs ready to go.