Success Strategies

for Creatives

We connect and up-skill up-and-coming, ambitious artists and musicians to shortcut their success so they can confidently do what they LOVE all the time!

Proud to be nominated for QLD Training Awards VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year and being announced a Regional Finalist.

Happy to be representing the music industry and creative business and the achievements of all my wonderful graduates and current students.

Writing Grants That Win

Grant Writing


Bespoke Writing   Grant Readiness Assistance   Feedback   Acquittals

Adding Magic to Your Grants

We’ll help take the stress out of your next grant application.

As if by magic

Copyright Confidence

Have Confidence in Your Copyright Management

Identify the Copyright Your Business Owns

Learn how to identify the copyright you own, how to protect it and how to capitalise and make money from it.  Make sure you are respecting the copyright of others.

Connect Network Listen Learn

Turn Up!

Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference

October 2020

Results We've Helped Create

“Studying Music Business with Andrea Smith has helped me turn my music into a full-time profession. I used to be a banana picker, but using the skills that I learnt from Andrea, I have now forged a career as an international recording and performing musician playing sell out concerts across Australia, Japan, USA and the Pacific and am a QLD Music Awards winner and Golden Guitar Award nominee that has my videos played on Country Music Channel. I really recommend young people to take their music to the next level through education with Andrea.”

Eightball Aitken

QLD Music Awards winner, Golden Guitar nominee, Roots Musician

“Andrea knows all the ins and outs that really count in creative business.  The knowledge and ideas I’ve gained from her have really given me the confidence to get out there and get my business known.  It’s a scary thing starting a creative business, and being in the limelight, but Andrea makes it that much easier and so much less stressful.”

Renee Barlow

Creative Director, Scarlet Harlotte

“I’ve known Andrea since the year the Berlin Wall came down. She has always been an inspiring, driven, passionate and exceptional leader. She was a highly respected teacher and mentor to so many bands and artists years before she even “officially” started teaching. Her allegiance will always be to the art, the artist and also preserving critical ethics which she stood strong on before her interest and subsequent immersion in the field of copyright / intellectual property and artist protection / empowerment. Her style would also give Vivienne Westwood a run for her money and she happens to be a really amazing GRRL too! Well done and congratulations to anyone fortunate enough to work with / learn from Andrea.”

Lesley Mannering

Artist, Activist and Visual Arts Teacher

"Andrea’s help gave us a way forward which related directly to our particular situation, I felt confident in the way forward and that we understood how to ensure compliance."

Carl Whiteside

Director, Meerkat Productions

About Us

As a Success Strategist for Creatives, Andrea has a passion for helping performing, visual and craft artists become more sustainable as a business. She manages regular mentoring sessions and events and is currently writing a book on copyright for small business.


PO Box 1393 Capalaba QLD 4157

Ph: 0411 197 014

Email: magic (at)  


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