NT- Meet the locals: Back to business

Ready to get your affairs in order this year? We’ve brought together some of the state’s top music industry pros to share their knowledge and help you get ahead of the game in 2017.

They’ll talk funding opportunities, programs, advocacy and legal matters for songwriters, and introduce you to the organisations they represent – and how they can support your music career. A representative from the RECOGNISE campaign will also let you know how you can get involved in the call for recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution.

Come along, meet your fellow songwriters and get a handle on the industry so you can get back to the important business of making music!

RSVP: nt@apra.com.au

Need legal advice? As part of Meet the Locals, Arts Law is offering free 30 minute consultations with a lawyer over the phone on Thursday 23 February. To register your interest, email artslaw@artslaw.com.au.


Mark Smith, Executive Director, MusicNT 

MusicNT is the industry body supporting the growth and development of contemporary music in the Northern Territory, and has a number of nationally significant programs focused on supporting regional and remote musicians. A drummer and band manager, Mark continues to strive to put regional musicians on the map.

Angela O'Donnell, Senior Arts Broker, Arts NT

Angela has a history in the arts that spans education, touring, producing, management, community cultural development and government. Currently the Senior Arts Broker for Arts NT, she is driven by her commitment to strengthen the sector, sustain artists and their practice and a strong belief in the importance of regional and remote arts.

Shay Vigona Goudge, Regional Arts Broker, Arts NT

Shay has worked for the Northern Territory Government in various roles since 1994; spanning Corrections, Indigenous Affairs and the Arts. Shay has a passion for the work of remote arts centres, community building and supporting the capacity for Indigenous artists, enterprises and the broader arts sector to develop and thrive. 

Mae Mae Morrison, NT Field Leader, RECOGNISE

Mae Mae is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman from Queensland who has lived in the NT for over 25 years. She has spent the last decade travelling around the NT helping communities get connected to the e-health system to improve health outcomes. Mae Mae attended a RECOGNISE event in Alice Springs in 2013 and has been a supporter ever since.

Suzanne Derry, Senior Solicitor, Arts Law (via Skype)

Suzanne has been with Arts Law for over seven years, and has also worked for a number of community legal centres and a boutique entertainment law practice. Suzanne enjoys educating artists about their rights and provides legal advice on a copyright, contract, defamation, debt and business structures

Event Info

23 Feb 2017

Level 1, 29 Cavenagh Street, Darwin NT

5:30pm - 8:30pm


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