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Australian Idol joins RMIT


Former Australian Idol contestant and musician, Bobby Flynn, is sharing his insider

knowledge of the workings of the music industry through a lecture program at

RMIT University.


Mr Flynn is undertaking a series of lectures to teach students about contemporary

and legal issues facing the music industry as part of the Bachelor of Arts (Music

Industry) program.


“Over the last 10 years the music industry has changed dramatically, with

technology and delivery of music”, Mr Flynn said.


“The most exciting aspects are trends within existing and emerging markets. 


“Being an artist today, you can communicate internationally through technology;

sitting in Melbourne or Sydney you can deliver your work instantly to places like the

UK or Japan.


“The lecture program examines a range of issues in this flux, looking at legal,

copyright, management, publishing as well as what to look for in a record deal.”


After graduating with a Business degree from the University of Queensland, Mr

Flynn followed his passion and moved into music as a performer and writer,

resulting in national exposure on the 2006 series of Australian Idol.


School of Creative Media lecturer, Barry Hill, approached Mr Flynn to join the

program as a sessional lecturer this year, after he delivered a highly successful

guest lecture in 2008.


“As a performer, I think Bobby gives us really good insight into the way the industry

is working,” Mr Hill said.


“He has an academic background as well as industry experience so I think he will

add a lot of insight into the program.”


The Bachelor of Arts (Music Industry) is a multidisciplinary vocational degree

designed to give students who have completed a Diploma (or Advanced Diploma)

of Music Performance or Music Business (or equivalent) the opportunity to

continue their studies with a focus on performance, sound production or music

business.


For more information about the Bachelor of Arts (Music Industry) program at RMIT:



For interviews: RMIT University’s Barry Hill, (03) 9925 3789 or 0414 877 677.


For general media enquiries: RMIT University Media and Communications,

Gosia Kaszubska, (03) 9925 3176 or 0417 510 735.

7 May, 2009






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