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Staff profile

Brent Rowley
Manager, Customer Support - General Licensing

Years worked at APRA AMCOS:

6 years and 2 months

What do you love most about APRA AMCOS?

We are the foundation for so many music creators being able to make a living from their craft. We exist for them and because of them, it’s a symbiotic relationship and a community. I love the work we do not just in ensuring songwriters and composers are fairly remunerated for their craft, but in our outreach efforts too, offering assistance to those less fortunate, injecting our passion into programs that support and ensure the creative pulse of Australia keeps pumping.

What makes you happy at work?

Working with great and creative people in a respectful, positive and flexible work environment.  Having a park down the road where I can get my weekly exercise in and having shower facilities at the office is also a huge bonus!

How has APRA AMCOS shaped your career?

Being a musician, for years I worked in retail and hospitality jobs as either a casual or working crazy hours part time. Coming to work with APRA AMCOS gave me the chance to funnel my passion and love of music into an office based career. It gave me the opportunity to build on my strengths in regards to quality customer service delivery and people connection and management; and I was finally able to take paid holidays and sick leave! Something that was missing from my pre APRA AMCOS life! I firmly believe that if you know what you want and you’re willing to work hard on yourself and in the work you do, anything is possible with regards to your career here at APRA AMCOS.

What was your main reason for wanting to join APRA AMCOS?

I wanted to move to a place where I could help to build people up. I quit my bar job on a Wednesday, played a gig at the Lansdowne Hotel on a Friday, and after bumping into an old friend there who worked with APRA AMCOS (and discovering there were jobs available), applied for a Mechanical Analyst role on the Monday. I interviewed and the rest as we say is history. After being with the company for about 12 months I naturally moved to the General Licensing Department where I have found a true home ever since. Now I finally feel a part of an organisation which is driven to helping the creatives among us, and in so doing, helping to bring music to the world! What better place to work can there be?

We value:

Collaboration - Diversity is vital. Whether our opinions, views, talents or skills complement or contrast, we collaborate with those who share our purpose and passion.

Respect - Our respect for music runs deep. It keeps us transparent, open, and honest. We’re working towards a future where everyone respects music for both its emotional and financial value.

Skill – We combine talent, knowledge and intuition with a commercial sensibility. We do what no one else can: copyright can be complex, yet we make it simple.

Imagination - We don’t just admire imagination, we use it within our business every day: it makes life interesting. Imagination + action = innovation.

What are we like to work with? We are:

Agile – Change is our constant companion. Quick and efficient, we don’t just keep up, we lead.

Astute - We are sharp. We proactively identify better ways of working for the benefit of everyone.

Fair - Our passion never clouds our judgment. Everyone is equal and everyone matters. We make fairness our business.

Human - We connect instantly. Warm and welcoming, we’re about more than just business. We add heart to everything we do.

Our rewards and benefits

  • Competitive pay
  • Training & Development Programs
  • Purchased Leave allowances
  • Corporate Private Health Insurance
  • Salary Continuance Insurance
  • Superannuation & Financial Planning Services
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid short parental leave for partners
  • A social and collaborative work environment

If you love the sound of that and you think you could be one of us, then keep an eye out for our work opportunities here or contact our HR team.

APRA AMCOS is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.


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6 years and 2 months

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