VIC- Meet the locals: Back to business

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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!


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


Delwyn Everard, Deputy Director, Arts Law

Delwyn has over 20 years’ experience working for law firms in the US and Australia and in the public sector. She has a master's degree in law from Columbia University in New York where her studies focused on human rights and artists’ moral rights. Delwyn is passionate about equipping artists with the skills and knowledge to understand their rights and negotiate a fair reward for their creative endeavours.

Chloe Turner, Operations & Marketing Administrator, Music Victoria 

Alongside her role at Music Victoria, Chloe is a founding board member of LISTEN, co-founder and director of affiliated record label LISTEN Records and artist coordinator at Paradise Music Festival. Devoting most of her time to advocacy and gender equality within the music industry, Chloe is very passionate about feminism and diversity.

Dean Linguey, Senior Arts officer of Contemporary Music, Creative Victoria 

Dean has worked on multiple projects at Creative Victoria including VicArts Grants. He has been an arts practitioner, organiser and sound artist, and has run exhibitions and performances in Australia and Asia. Dean has personally had both successful and unsuccessful grants, which gives him some indication of life on the “other” side.

Danielle Tuwai, APRA AMCOS Project Manager, RECOGNISE

Born in Aotearoa and raised in Waterloo, Sydney, Danielle is of Maori, Fijian and Tongan descent. Danielle's role is to raise aware of constitutional change among the music industry. Danielle previously worked at Gadigal Information Service and as a broadcaster on Koori Radio, and has sung on various hip hop tracks and in bands for social change.

Event Info

22 Feb 2017

3 & 5 Sanders Place, Richmond VIC

5:30pm - 8:30pm


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