Featuring Lui Light
In the third instalment of Exude Spotlight Artists, we speak to Lui Light, a passionate artist from Byron Bay, Australia, about developing his sound, making the right connections in the industry, working through isolation and the impact he aims to have on the universe. We discuss Falls Festival, who has just announced dates for the end of 2020 — and the implications of its all-Australian lineup with the need to support local music both live and recorded. Also up for discussion is managers: what makes a good manager, the unspoken power that management and bookings hold, and the relative dearth of artist management in Melbourne. With COVID-19 creating more of a scene for streaming, we also unpack the implications of streaming post-lockdown, and how it will become a fundamental aspect of live music moving forward. Finally, with the much-changed landscape we’re due to see, are teenagers becoming the gatekeepers of the music industry?