Global Connections - Member Relations 2015 International Wrap Up

Thursday, 10 Dec 2015

We continue to support our members globally; finding opportunities for collaboration, showcasing our songwriters and assisting Australian acts in raising their profile and finding success around the world.

ON THE GROUND SUPPORT IN THE US AND EUROPE:

Our team of International Representatives in the United States and Europe have been involved in hundreds of hours of meetings with members moving permanently, or temporarily visiting their overseas territories.

Our international reps: Isabel Pappani (LA), Mark Moffatt (Nashville) and Adam Townsend (London) provide invaluable advice specific to each territory - hosting member networking events, attending festivals, conducting face-to-face meetings and setting up introductions to co-writers/producers.

Visiting or moving overseas? Don’t forget to reach out to our international team who are there to assist, advise and connect:

Isabel: la@apra.com.au
Mark: nashville@apra.com.au
Adam: atownsend@apra.com.au


SONGHUBS GOING GLOBAL:

Further to our overseas presence we also celebrated major success from our partnership with Federal Government on the SongHubs program.

SongHubs is a federally-funded program run by APRA AMCOS. It started in 2013 covering a global footprint – Sydney, Stockholm, London, Mumbai, Bali, Toronto, Adelaide, Perth, Santorini, LA and it continues to expand.  

How it works:

Applicants are invited to apply. The successful APRA AMCOS members benefit from the collaboration and having their travel and accommodation costs covered.

2015 highlights:

In the 2015 calendar year, SongHubs:

  • Visited over 9 cities globally
  • Created 140 new musical works in the 12 months and;
  • The program was directly attributable for major releases both here and overseas.  

Releases are critical to the success of the SongHubs program and have a direct commercial outcome for those members involved. However, more importantly, the program has fostered long term connections and relationships which result in future collaborations for years to come.

Some key highlights from the SongHubs program in 2015:

Outcome   Event Collaborators
  Zero released worldwide as the lead single off Chris Brown's new album.   Toronto MERGE 2014 Tushar Apte (AU), Matthew Burnett (CA), Sean Douglas (US), Talay Riley (UK)
  Reece Mastin released Even Angels Cry as the first single from his first independent album.  Sydney SongHubs 2015 Reece Mastin (AU), Audra Mae (US), Michael Paynter (AU), Michael Delorenzis (AU) 
  October 2015 saw Nathaniel release his debut album Yours, featuring SongHubs track Don’t Let a Good Thing Go. Stockholm SongHubs 2014  Nathaniel Willemsie (AU), Arnthor Birgisson (SE), Lukasz Duchnowski (SE), Gary Clark (UK) 
  Tim Omaji released single Go To Work reaching #13 on Urban Singles ARIA charts to date.  LA Grammy- Edition SongHubs 2015 Marty James (US), Joe London (US), MPhazes (AU), Snobscrilla aka Sean Ray (AU) 

For more information on SongHubs and the outcomes: http://apraamcos.com.au/songhubs/


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