LEVEL UP is a one day workshop designed to help emerging artists up-skill and take their music to the next level.

This programme is for artists that demonstrate talent and are currently working towards releasing original music.

Seminar Date & Topics
Saturday 20th January
10am - 3pm
At the Lincoln Event Centre

We will be covering goal setting, music industry knowledge, funding options, image and branding, social media and single release checklist.

There will also be the chance to ask questions and book one-on-one sessions for further development.

Applications Open - 1 December
Applications Close - 15 January

This workshop costs $29 and was made with the support of the Selwyn District Councils Creative Communities fund.

Placements are by application and contestable.



To be considered for selection, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

- Be based in the Selwyn District
- Write & perform original music or be working towards this
- Currently working towards releasing music


Self-managed New Zealand artist Katie Thompson first made a name for herself in 2009 when she became the first country artist in the world to raise $50,000 via crowdfunding platform Sellaband.

Since then she has gone on to be the opening act for Sir Elton John in 2011, was flown to Vienna by Global Rockstar to record with 5 other artists from around the world and was a finalist for Best Country Song & Best Country Artist 2020.

To date, Katie has raised over $250,000 for her own & other independent artists campaigns.

With 10+ years in the music industry, Katie is extremely passionate about helping other artists create successful careers & loves to share the knowledge she has gained through her own music career.
With thanks to the Selwyn District Council for making this possible!
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