The Managers’ Sanctuary returns for BIGSOUND 2018
The AAM is committed to the ongoing support and development of artist managers. As the biggest music business conference in Australia BIGSOUND is a marathon of business meetings, music, networking and learning like no other. The event can take a toll, physically and mentally, on artist managers who are pivotal to the outcomes, success and experiences, for not only themselves, but their artists – many of which make up the 270showcases across 3 nights.
The Managers’ Sanctuary provides a quiet space exclusively for managers to use as they need.
The AAM’s Executive Director, Leanne de Souza, and volunteer staff with touring and management experience will be on hand as a go-to ‘tour manager’ for the managers. Charge your phone, grab some water, lie down in a dark space for a powernap, hug another manager, vent, ask for the closest music shop, vegan meal, chemist, hairdresser – heck they’ll even book you a timeout massage if you ask nicely!
Resources and materials will also be at hand to provide advice and referral services for mental health professionals. By taking a proactive approach to creating an industry culture of self-care and destigmatising mental health together we build a strong, more resilient music industry..
#managersmatter @mmf_nz @mmf_uk
Location: IMA – Lower Ground Level, Judith Wright Centre
Opening Hours: Wednesday 6 September 11am – 5pm
Thursday 7 September 1am – 5pm