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What Makes a Successful Creative Career

May 26, 2022 @ 12:30 pm 2:00 pm

Come and hear celebrated musician, author and entrepreneur, Jan Hellriegel share insights into how to sustain a successful creative career.


Depot Artspace in conjunction with New Zealand Music Month are pleased to host celebrated Kiwi musician, author and entrepreneur, Jan Hellriegel.

Jan will share insights into her career, providing tips for aspiring and currently practicing artists.

Topics include:

  • Valuing your work as an artist
  • Copyright and why it’s good!
  • Negotiating fees for your work
  • Hybrid career models
  • How do I make money out of art

All are welcome to attend this free event, set in our funky gallery space in Devonport.

Light refreshments will also be provided.

About Jan Hellriegel

Not only is Jan Hellriegel a music entrepreneur, she is also a working musician and a published author. She has a high profile in Aotearoa New Zealand’s music industry and is well regarded. Jan, founded and runs Songbroker Music Publishing, a social enterprise focusing proactively on creating more opportunities and incomes for indie artists.

She is a recognised expert in music copyright and a loud persistent voice lobbying for music artists’ rights. Jan is a former board member of IMNZ and sat on the RMNZ board during the development of One Music. Alongside Songbroker Music Publishing, Jan founded licensing specialist company Aeroplane Music Services and continues to run her strategic creative company, Seahorse Swim.

Her last album release Sportsman Of The Year – A Suburban Philosophy achieved number 2 in the NZ Music Charts late 2019. She continues to perform, write and record music and is currently working on a new album project and a business programme for musicians called “Melody – Knowledge is Creative Freedom”.

Read more about Jan’s creative career:

Portrait of Jan Hellriegel
28 Clarence Street, Devonport
Auckland, 0624 New Zealand
09-963 2331
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