A new Professional Development Series is coming to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in October;
Adelaide, Perth and Darwin in November.

In response to the tremendous amount of applications and interest in the inaugural Female Mentoring program, we wanted to provide more 'IRL' resources for women and non-binary members who are looking for creative and business skills to support them in their professional pursuits. Where to begin? We'll be addressing the inner critic head on with Next Act Coaching's Professional Coach Viv Fantin.

Do you have an inner critic ruining your life? You know, that voice in your head that can make you feel like an imposter or turn you into a perfectionist. Or it makes you procrastinate and stops you from pushing forward with goals and big ideas.

How can you shake off that pesky inner critic?

Let's unpack it all with Coach Viv, who will deliver her interactive presentation Tune Out Your Inner Critic for APRA AMCOS members in events in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, Adelaide and Perth.

You might know Coach Viv through her very popular blog series for our website, her inspiring presentation at this year's BIGSOUND, as well as her legendary music and event publicity work

Over the course of a couple of hours, Coach Viv will address in her interactive presentation:

  • how the inner critic can seek to undermine and silence us
  • how it stops us taking risks because we fear failure
  • how to help you identify, manage and choose your response to the the inner critic's noise

We'll have time for networking and questions before wrapping for the night.

To find out more, contact writer@apra.com.au. Invites to come soon!

Event dates, doors at 5:30pm for 6pm start.

Mon 29 Oct
3 Winn Street, Fortitude Valley

Tues 30 Oct
3-5 Sanders Place, Richmond

Weds 31 Oct
16 Mountain St, Ultimo

Mid-late November dates to be confirmed shortly for Darwin, Adelaide, Perth.

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Songwriter, mix engineer, producer and artist Jack Prest gives his unique insight into adding production and bringing a creative element to the mixing process.

Equally at home working on festival bangers or experimental electronica, Jack has lent his expertise to an array of artists including Sampa, Golden Vessel, Jonti, Godtet, The Preatures, Urthboy, and buzz worthy acts such as Donatachi, Benji Lewis, Julien Meir Leftenent, Bus Vipers, Azura, Yska and Jannah Beth. In addition to his mixing and production credits, Jack has also spent his time creating sound design and composition for dance and experimental theatre, having works featured at festivals around the globe.

The session will include key topics such as:

  • The difference between a standard mix and a creative/ production mix
  • The production process VS the mixing process
  • Taking a song from concept demo to completion
  • Bringing a creative production element to the mixing process
  • Mixing techniques for Electronic Music
  • Experimentation Vs Formula / Experimental Vs Commercial
  • Decision Making / Finishing a track

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