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One Year Later: Maggie Collins

Maggie Collins, industry veteran, triple j presenter, label services company founder, and artist manager to DZ Deathrays, programmed the mammoth BIGSOUND conference and festival in 2017, she did it all again this year, and she’s planning next year’s too. We caught up with Maggie Collins on ground at BIGSOUND 2018, a year after her first stint as programmer, to discuss the importance of conference diversity, the story behind her signing of DZ Deathrays, the 2019 programme, her favourite...


One Year Later: Nick Findlay on taking the top role at triple j

Welcome to One Year Later, an Industry Observer podcast, presented by APRA AMCOS, where we revisit career changing moments, one year on. In this episode, Poppy Reid chats to triple j Music Director Nick Findlay. At the helm of Australia's national youth broadcaster, Findlay helps to break artists internationally and put Australian music in the spotlight, far eclipsing commercial radio's local content quotas every day.


One Year Later: Gretta Ray

Welcome to One Year Later, an Industry Observer podcast, presented by APRA AMCOS, where we revisit career changing moments, one year on. In this episode, Poppy Reid chats to Gretta Ray, who took out the prestigious Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition just over a year ago with her track ‘Drive’.


Lord Mayor Clover Moore talks about the changing face of Sydney's music scene

Speaking from her office at Town Hall, the Lord Mayor talks about the changing face of Sydney’s music scene and how the support of small venues drastically changed the city, she also chats about the lessons she brought home after living in London, the times she used to sneak out of home to catch gigs in Kings Cross, and the Agent of Change proposal.


Inside The World Of Jen Cloher: Label Co-operator And Self-managed Artist

Poppy Reid chats to Jen Cloher, the Melbourne musician, songwriter, record label co-operator, and founder of workshop series I Manage My Music. Jen popped into the APRA AMCOS offices in Sydney to talk about the importance of building a community around your business and how to do it, why it wasn't always smooth sailing, and her advice for artists who are self-managed or who are looking to become self-managed.


Jennie Sager, Twitter's Head Of Entertainment, Asia Pacific

"Our video views have increased by 225%, so we know that [our users] just want more and more video content [...] In the almost three years that I've been at Twitter this is by far one of the most exciting times to be here." For Episode #4 of The Industry Observer Podcast presented by APRA AMCOS, we chat to Jennie Sager, Twitter's Head of Entertainment, Asia Pacific. Recorded from Twitter Australia's head office in Sydney, Jennie chats about the social giant's video strategy, bots and...


A Conversation About Mental Health In Music

According to research by Entertainment Assist, the rate of attempted suicide in the entertainment industry is more than double the rest of the population. To open up the conversation around mental health, Poppy Reid chats to Mark Callaghan (of The Riptides, Gang Gajang), who is also the Advisor of member services at APRA AMCOS and a Board member at music industry charity Support Act. Also joining Poppy is Hayley Mary, frontwoman of ARIA and APRA Award winning band The...


Ep #2: Johann Ponniah, I OH YOU

"It could all fucking crash and burn, by the time this podcast comes out I OH YOU could be over." Well, it didn't. In fact, the I Oh You and Converge Management Founder is kicking more goals than ever with acts like ARIA winners Violent Soho performing to massive crowds at Groovin' The Moo, Gorillaz-favourites DMA'S selling out their London show, and Jack River joining The Wombats on tour. In episode #2 of The Industry Observer podcast presented by APRA AMCOS, Johann chats about his...


Ep #1: Streaming, Starley And Spotify: 2017 And Beyond

We tackle the interesting, sometimes contentious topic of music streaming. How much revenue do artists make from streaming? How could a change in the copyright amendment affect rights holders and why are playlists so crucial to an artist's career? We'll answer those questions and more as you hear from Spotify Australia, Sydney artist Starley and Dean Ormston, Head of Member Services at APRA AMCOS.