Former Rocky music man accepted for John Butler’s Seed Fund
WORKING with musician John Butler is something Tim Price will be able to tick off his bucket list come August.
The owner of Brisbane- based artist management company Pricewar Music, former Rockhampton man Tim said he had been applying to The Seed Fund, an Australian organisation established by Butler, for the past five years and finally been accepted.
"Each year I kept thinking maybe this will be the one, but I think they thought I was finally ready to do it because of the progress I've made now in my career," Tim said.
"Four hundred and eighty people applied and 25 people were chosen from all over Australia.
"I wanted to do it because they have a real independent approach and I feel strongly about the same things. I think it'll be good to keep me inspired and get back on track when you need."
The Seed aims to assist Australian artists from any background to create art and music across any genre, and establish themselves as self- sustained professionals.
Tim said it all started for him in Rockhampton when he started booking local and touring bands for the O'Dowds Irish pub.
"I went to the A-Venue workshops back then and pitched the idea to O'Dowds because there were no places to play for original musos," he said.
"So I did that from about 2006 to 2009 and they've had bands there like the Getaway Plan, British India. It was about building a culture."
Tim moved to Brisbane to continue building his name in the music industry.
He is managing bands such as Sydonia, Ezekiel Ox and StormChasers.
"It's been almost 10 years that I've been doing this and there's been some very lean times, but I love what I do," he said.