Category Archives: Creative industries Back

Spotify may soon dominate music the way Google does search — this is why

While competition online starts the same way as that in offline markets, my research shows it often settles very differently online. Both have seen lots of competitors emerge in a new area underpinned by new technologies. But online, consolidation ends in a high-stakes winner-takes-most “title fight” between the two strongest players. In search this was AltaVista vs … Read more

Girl Geek Academy to run SheHacks incubator to support hackathon graduates

Female entrepreneurs participating in SheHacks hackathons will now have the opportunity to continue working on their startup idea in an incubator post-event, thanks to a new program run by Girl Geek Academy. Girl Geek Academy is a Melbourne-based organisation founded in 2014 that runs female-focused hackathons, workshops and events in an effort to promote gender diversity in … Read more

SafetyCulture, Canva and Vinomofo team up for documentary to bust myths about startup founders

Some of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs have teamed up for a documentary that deep-dives into the world of startups, growth and hustling. Produced by SafetyCulture founder and chief executive Luke Anear, and directed by Emmy award winner Patrick Moreau, The New Hustle is a documentary that features interviews and anecdotes from Canva co-founders Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht, Vinomofo co-founders Andre Eikmeier and Justin Dry, … Read more

Running a Creative Company in the Digital Age : How to successfully set up your own media company (ebook)

Author: Lucy Baxter In the modern media industry digital content production is cheaper, more democratic, and accessible, and it’s becoming easier to do things your own way. So what if you want to set up on your own? This book will guide you through the joys and pitfalls of running your own creative company in … Read more

Be Creative : Making a Living in the New Culture Industries (ebook)

Author: Angela McRobbie In this exciting new book Angela McRobbie charts the ‘euphoric’ moment of the new creative economy, as it rose to prominence in the UK during the Blair years, and considers it from the perspective of contemporary experience of economic austerity and uncertainty about work and employment. McRobbie makes some bold arguments about … Read more

Applications open for $4 million grants program to grow creative-tech maker spaces across Australia

“Applications for a $4 million federal government grants program to instill creative, tech and entrepreneurial skills in young students around Australia have opened. The four-year Maker Projects grants scheme opened applications on Thursday to help schools and community groups establish dedicated maker spaces for students to gain practical skills in design, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. … Read more

Photo startup ArtLife wins $10,000 in prizes at Brisbane’s hackathon for creative tech

“A photo startup that is aiming to “make metadata sexy” has won $10,000 in prizes at the second annual creative tech hackathon hosted by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) in Brisbane. ArtLife is an app that will integrate with mobile devices and the cloud so people can easily sort and search for saved photos using … Read more