Dr. Ben O’Hara is currently the Managing Director at Collarts, a creative industries higher education provider in Melbourne. He has taught music industry business at a number of institutions across Australia, including Box Hill Institute (Melbourne), the Sydney Institute of TAFE Ultimo, The University of Tasmania, EORA College, and JMC Academy in Sydney and Melbourne. Ben has a broad range of experience in the music industry, having worked in music publishing and licensing as well as event and artist management. He has also been a performer for over 16 years, and runs his own booking agency. Ben also runs thebiz.com.au, an online music business resource centre and has published nine textbooks on the music industry. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in contemporary music (Honors) from Southern Cross University and a Masters of Business in Arts and Cultural Management from The University of South Australia. Ben completed a PhD at Monash University on music industry education.