Face The Music Speaker Focus: Pixie Weyand

22 November 2017 | 1:34 pm | Artist Submission

Company: The Lost Collective - Founder & Director

How did you first become involved in the music business? Very slowly over the course of time. I always had a huge giant passion for live music and did lots of little things that led me to The Zoo and booking artists and bands.

What's your area of expertise and what experience do you have? Expertise is a strong word, I'm always learning, but I have experience in random areas, venue operations to media and marketing. I am lucky I get to interact with key stakeholders on all levels.

What topics will you be mostly talking about at Face The Music? How to get started! I came into this with nothing more than a love of what I do and I'm slowly and carefully working my way up to ideally making the music space a positive one!

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What's been the biggest change in the music business you've seen over the past 12 months? I have noticed the support for live music is strong from the local community and many exterior industries, which is really nice.

What do you think will be the biggest issue affecting the music industry in the next 12 months and why? Legislations and regulations. I have noticed that common sense is being removed from processes and is being left up to automation and a few ticked boxes - the music industry isn't one size fits all.

What advice would you give young practitioners in your area starting out today? Just do it! As long as you have your vision, the path may be windy and not as direct as you might like BUT you will get there if you want it badly enough.