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Successful applicants for the professional development programme CONTROL: The Business of Music Management, were announced today. Fifteen music managers have been selected to participate in the six month programme; twelve from Australia and three from New Zealand.

Five Victorians will take part: Shaun Adams, Pete Sofo, Carolyn Logan, Lorrae Therese McKenna, and Jill Shelton. Joining them will be four managers hailing from New South Wales: Andrew Boon, Luke Girgis, Regan Lethbridge and Narayan Wallace, as well as Nicola Pitt from Alice Springs, Dominic Miller from Brisbane and Rachel Davison from Perth.  New Zealanders Dylan Keating, Fenella Stratton and Manu Taylor will take up the remaining places in the programme.

What an impressive line-up of music managers from across Australia and New Zealand,” said Patrick Donovan, Chair, Australian Music Industry Network, “ They represent some of our most loved artists including Archie Roach, Frank Yamma and hot up and comers like Tash Sultana. CONTROL will help take them from strength to strength

Chief Executive of the New Zealand Music Commission Cath Andersen said “There is a great tradition of entrepreneurial music companies on both sides of the Tasman. This program will not only foster stronger music businesses, but even stronger trans-Tasman networks that will benefit artists and managers alike.” 

CONTROL will feature respected music industry advisers and business specialists. Mentors in the program will include leading music managers Terry McBride from Canada, Teresa Patterson from New Zealand, Australia’s Tom Larkin, and entertainment lawyer Julia Kosky from Los Angeles. CONTROL incorporates two residential workshops. The first will be held in Hepburn Springs near Sydney in late November, the second at the end of the program in April 2017.

The program is presented by the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN), and supported by Music Managers Forum of New Zealand (MMF NZ) and the Australian Association of Artist Managers (AAM). Funding has been provided by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts and the New Zealand Music Commission.

Congratulations participants and thank you to all those who applied. We will be sharing insights from the program with the hashtag #Control from 27 November 2016 with podcasts to follow.

About Australian Music Industry Network – AMIN
AMIN is the national network of state music industry associations –  Music ACTMusic NSWMusic NTMusic SAMusic TasmaniaMusic VictoriaQ Music and the West Australian Music Industry Association (WAM), AMIN broadly represents the music industry across genres and sectors, and its members provide services to musicians and music businesses throughout their careers, right across the country.

About MMF NZ
The Music Managers’ Forum New Zealand is a national not-for-profit organisation formed in 2003 for music managers, self-managed artists and anyone with an interest in becoming a manager in New Zealand. The MMF NZ offers professional development and networking opportunities around the country for managers of all levels to share and learn from the experiences of others, and an avenue through which common problems and areas of concern can be discussed.

Media Enquiries:
Aust: Joel Edmondson AMIN  +61 7 3257 0013
NZ:   Janine (J9) Russell – Noise PR   + 64 21 121 0172