Your creative ideas are scared of the dark too!

Friday, 24 Aug 2018

APRA AMCOS member, twenty-something Megan Christensen (of band Pink Matter), shares her tips for students, parents and teachers on how best to move from the class room to the studio.  

"If you’re truly inspired by an artist in the industry, there is no harm in reaching out to [that artist]. The creative industry continuously looks to grow in new and interesting ways and are always in need of unique, bold and open minded thinkers. If you feel as though you’ve got something to share, do not let this sit in the dark as you’ll be surprised by how many people your idea will resonate with.

“I am so connected to music making that I am constantly on the look out for people who share my passion. That means businesses as well. When I see that PROUD TO PLAY sticker in a café or my gym or a club or whatever I know they have a music licence from APRA AMCOS and we’re all on the same side,” Megan said.

Megan Christensen attended an APRA AMCOS-funded SongMakers program at Kedron State High in Queensland. SongMakers is an intensive, real world program about being creative. Australia’s best songwriters and producers mentor students to create and record new music. The students also gain an all-important understanding of music copyright, the rights they have as creators and the importance of respecting other people’s music.

Megan has remain determined to advance her songwriting career ever since. Not only is her band about to release their debut EP but will showcase at the Australian music industry's biggest event BigSound in 2018. She has just deferred from Music at University to give the band a ‘red hot go’.

"Personally, I believe it’s all about mindset. If you’re determined to move into the studio, you will work hard to see this out. Staying connected with your fellow peers and continuing to reach out to like-minded creatives will be the next best step forward," Megan said.

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