Andrew Watt is an entertainment lawyer, music industry educator, artist management consultant and author. In previous lives he has been the long-time publisher of Melbourne street press publication InPress, an artist manager of high profile major label and independent label artists in Australia and America, a venue operator and a media production executive.
Andrew lectures in the music business at Collarts, Melbourne University and Victoria University and practices music law with his own firm Ravens Nest Consulting.
He is the author of four editions of the music business textbook Welcome To The Jungle - Navigating the Music Business In Australia and is a former holder of a Performing Arts Fellowship with the State Library of Victoria.
Andrew's passion and knowledge for music education is inspiring for young people who want to forge careers in the music business. His book 'Welcome to the Jungle' is the most thorough publication summarising the current (and ever changing) landscape of the music business and opportunities within in the industry. Andrew draws on many years of experience as a publisher, journalist, teacher, lawyer and manager and it is important that this knowledge is passed on to the next generation of music industry professionals. - Patrick Donovan, Music Victoria
Andrew Watt is a perfect example of how a knowledgeable and passionate teacher can elevate a learning experience and broaden a students potential. His passion for the entertainment industry and educating the next generation is inspiring and inescapably motivating. He utilises his access to, and knowledge of the industry to provide endless opportunities for his students, myself included. Thank you for starting me on this journey
- Elly Walker, Former Student, now Lemon Tree Management (Tash Sultana, Tones & I etc)