In excellent news for Adelaide’s creative industries, global professional services firm, EY, is collaborating with Musitec, South Australia’s music industry cluster, to provide access to free business consulting sessions with EY consultants.

Both EY and Musitec aim to help foster innovation and growth in the Australian creative industries, and they are offering consultations to answer all of your questions about general business, company structure to maximise tax benefits, any government funding you could access, and the tax benefits of doing research and development.

Adam Callen, Founder Made in KatanaAdam Callen, Founder and Creative Director of Adelaide enterprise, Made in Katana recommends utilising this rare opportunity to tap into the resources of those in the know.

“Since developing Made in Katana in 2000 I have received Austrade’s Export Marketing Development Grant and R&D Tax Concession. The process to apply was extensive, and I found myself missing opportunities for two reasons; I didn’t know they existed; or they were too time consuming to pursue. If I’d had this opportunity at my disposal, I would have saved invaluable time and effort achieving the same result. It’s an excellent opportunity for startups and entrepreneurs, and one that I’d highly recommend taking advantage of,” he says.

The consulting sessions are available to anyone in Adelaide’s community of creative industries including musicians, freelance creatives, and local businesses.

Musitec Managing Director David Grice says this opportunity can help our creatives get the most out of what they might already have, and find the resources to build on it.

“This collaboration will help musicians and other creative entities in Adelaide to get the best out of their businesses and access the tools they need to run their ventures sustainably,” he says.

“There are numerous tax benefits, government funding and other resources available to our industry. This knowledge will assist creative businesses to develop models to take them into the future.”

Sessions will be held on the last Wednesday of every month at Musitec’s office in St Paul’s Creative Centre. Registrations can be made by completing the sign up form or by contacting Fiona on 7320 3309 or at

Musitec is South Australia’s music industry cluster providing local and global opportunities for music, technology, and creative industry enterprises. Musitec facilitates a symbiotic relationship between ability rich industry individuals.