In April 2017, it was announced that Moshtix and Music SA were teaming up to create a scholarship focused on helping females build careers in the music industry. The winner, Elli Cleary, got the chance to get a nationally accredited Certificate IV in Music Business at Music SA. Now halfway through her studies, Cleary caught up with Moshtix founder Harley Evans to discuss how the scholarship has helped her career so far.

They discussed female representation in the industry and how the Moshtix scholarship has helped her career. They also discussed her plans for the future and her recently released single “Weight Of The World”.

Listen: Elli Cleary/Elli Belle – “Weight Of The World”

The interview has been edited for clarity.

HE: How is the scholarship going Elli? What have been the standout projects and learnings so far?

EC: The scholarship’s going really well! It’s allowed me to study a Certificate IV in Music Industry (Music Business) at Music SA, which I’m halfway through. It’s fun and interesting working with a classroom of people who are at different stages of their career, and who have different goals and directions, it gives an overview and insight into many aspects of the industry.

HE: What are you hoping to do once the scholarship is completed?

EC: I want to continue writing, playing, recording and releasing music! I’m also joining the core team of women here in Adelaide who are starting GirlsRock! which is a program that empowers young females, trans and gender-diverse people through music education and mentoring.