National music industry body the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) has appointed Brisband-based Craig Spann as the organisation’s new co-ordinator.
The move marks the first time AMIN has engaged a staff member with a view to further growing the organisation’s support of contemporary music across Australia. AMIN Chair Paul Bodlovich (WAM) says appointing a Coordinator will assist the organisation represent and develop its member organisations, while delivering projects and initiatives that benefit all levels of the national music industry.
“We have been working towards this point for quite some time now,” Mr Bodlovich says “And it is timely that we are being supported by the Australia Council for the Arts in this, and other initiatives, given Federal Arts Minister Peter Garrett’s election commitment to work with the industry in developing a Contemporary Music Strategy.
“AMIN is on the way to being well placed to be a key deliverer of important strategies that will see our Australian music industry grow for the benefit of all Australians.”
Current AMIN members are MusicNSW, the Queensland Music Network (Q Music), Music NT, and the West Australian Music Industry Association (WAM), with the aim to include Victoria and South Australia by the end of 2010.
To date, AMIN has delivered a range of major projects including the development of national touring resource VROOM and the CONTROL music managers business development program.
AMIN also actively promotes Australian artists at major overseas events including South by South West (USA), and is currently embarking upon new partnerships in this area under the Sounds Australia banner.
AMIN continues to take a lead role in the ongoing work of the nationally focussed Contemporary Music Working Group and was a key driver behind the Contemporary Music Roundtable meetings brokered by the Australia Council.
For more information, contact Craig Spann:
PH: (07) 3414 4330
New website www.amin.org.au coming soon!