The Ahead of the Curves podcast is all about the Extraordinary Humans around the globe whose courage, vision and passion will contribute to humanity’s ability to not only recover but reimagine. Hosted by New Zealander Aly Cook, Music Artist, Publicist and host of Aly’s Self Sufficient podcast and Aussie, Nichola Burton, Author, Music Business specialist and Host of The Music Real podcast, the Ahead of the Curves podcasts take us on a journey out of the uncertainty and into recovery and reimagination.
New Zealand songstress, Aly Cook, Australian Rock Music legend Buzz Bidstrup and Lyricist Kay Bidstrup are the co-writers for the single We Hold Up Half The Sky a song based on the book Half the Sky by Nicholas D Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn – Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
https://youtu.be/Uq8t39xRglw Nichola Burton interviewed Bec Scott on the Music Real E133 We were so impressed by Bec, the co-founder & CEO of STREAT, Bec Scott that we wanted to feature her interview here on Ahead...
Extract from Amy Kurzweil Interview – No Money for the Arts Nichola Burton: I have the pleasure of speaking with writer and cartoonist Amy Kurzweil. Now, Amy is also the author of the memoir flying...
Excerpt from John’s Interview Nichola Burton: Its my great honor and privilege to be interviewing dr. John Demartini today. Now, John is a human behavior specialist. He’s a leadership and performance expert. He’s an author...
Extract from Jeanne Fleming Interview – New York Halloween Parade Nichola Burton: I am thrilled to be speaking with American Celebration artists. Jeanne Fleming who is the Artistic and the Producing director for the New...
Extract from Dr Nima Rahmany – Healing Through Lockdown Dr Nima Rahmany is a chiropractor, mind, body wellness expert, and a healing and transformative specialist who has dedicated his life to studying and teaching principles...
Extract – Mark Colvin Gardening for Mental Health in Lockdown Mark Colvin, DJ and Owner of Our House Productions and Music Programming Manager for The Pushworth Group. I pre empted the lockdown. I had a...
Extract from Tina Harris of Lah Lah Productions Tina Harris is the CEO for Business On Demand and Lah Lah Productions. “I was in the interesting kind of position where Lala was a brand that...
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Aly and Nicki are our Trans Tasman team who regularly head up global panels to talk all things recovery.
Aly Cook is a New Zealand based Multi award-winning recording artist with a deep passion for all things musical. She is a consummate songwriter and performer, who has taken her music to the world, delighting audiences wherever she roams and carving a career as a respected live performer. With a power house vocal and a maturity to bring out the best in her voice Aly's style site across Country Blues and Roots.
She has used her vast entrepreneurial experience to crowd fund all of her recordings to date and also dedicated much of her life to furthering the careers of other independent artists as free lance publicist. She has twice been a finalist for NEXT New Zealand Woman of the Year in 2011 & 2016 for her contribution to the Arts.
Nichola Burton started the Australian Music Agency, The Pushworth Group, in 1990. After 3 decades as the “Engine Room” producing a comprehensive Training, Business and Wellness program for Artists and managing the Pushworth business, Nicki has now produced and hosted 150 episodes of the Australian Music Industry podcast The Music Real since the lockdowns began in March 2020.
A lifetime spent in the Music Industry as performer, writer, manager, producer agent, trainer and systems designer, Nicki produced Australia’s largest community music festival, the Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival 2009 – 2014. She mentors and coaches Music Artists in her Music Means Business programs and SME business owners in her Metriculous programs.
Based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Nicki is a Mama, Lala, Dreamer, Adventurer, Creative, Philosopher and Advocate for Arts Economies across the globe.
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