WA: 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. Representatives 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: wa@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 Wednesday 22 February. To register your interest, email artslaw@artslaw.com.au.


Claire Hodgson, Industry Development Manager, WAM 

Claire has worked in many roles in the WA music industry over the years and has built a hefty portfolio of skills along the way. In her role at WAM, Claire produces the WAM conference (WAMCon), the Song Of The Year competition and awards night as well as the WAM workshops series. [LinkedIn]

Trudie Sarks, Senior Solicitor, Arts Law

Trudie has experience in advising clients on a range of intellectual property issues including copyright, trademarks, designs, patents and domain names. Trudie is passionate about the arts and assisting artists in protecting their intellectual property.

Pete Guazzelli, Grants and Programs Officer, Department of Culture and the Arts

Pete helps artists and organisations to realise their goals through the various Department of Culture and the Arts programs on offer. Pete is also an award winning drummer/composer and has been contributing to the Perth music scene for the past 20 years.

Annette Morrison, WA Youth Rep, RECOGNISE

Annette is an 18-year-old Noongar Yamatji woman living in Perth. She enjoys music, dance and many sports. “It's very personal to me that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are recognised as the first peoples of Australia because it's the truth and it's my truth,” Annette says.

Kira O'Dell, WA Youth Rep, RECOGNISE

Kira is a student currently taking her final year at Perth Modern School, with particular interest in music, drama and philosophy. “Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is vital to acknowledging the traditional owners of this land, and reducing racial prejudice in this country,” says Kirra.

Event Info

21 Feb 2017

459 Bar, Rosemount Hotel, North Perth WA

5:30pm- 8:30pm


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