Co-Pilot Mentorship Program

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The signature AAM mentorship program returns for the 2017/2018 year rebranded as the Co-Pilot Mentorship Program and applications are now open for all financial General AAM members. 

For the 2nd year in a row, we are partnering with Face the Music in Melbourne to deliver an induction workshop with your mentor and complimentry registration for Face the Music conference.

The Co-Pilot Mentorship Program is now in its 5th year (previously 'AAM Mentorship Program’), and matches emerging Australian managers with established and successful managers for a 12 month mentorship. The successful mentees will be flown to Melbourne (from anywhere in Australia) for an introduction to their mentor, a full day structured management workshop, attend the The Age Music VIC Awards, participate in the Face the Music conference thanks to The Push, and 3 nights accomodation in Melbourne.

The AAM is encouraging mid-level artist managers who meet the selection criteria, and are ready for the next step in their career, to apply. 

In previous years the program has boasted high profile Mentors, including Danny Rogers from Lunatic Entertainment (The Temper Trap, Chvrches, Laneway Festival), John Watson from Eleven Music (Birds of Tokyo, Cold Chisel, Silverchair, Gotye), Gregg Donovan from Wonderlick (Boy & Bear, Grinspoon, Airbourne, Josh Pyke), Claire Collins from Bossy Music (Art vs Science, D.D Dumbo, Kagu), Andrew Stone from Chugg Music (Shepperd, Megan Washington, The Griswolds, Deep Sea Arcade), Greg Carey from Umbrella Music (The Rubens, Elizabeth Rose, Urthboy, PVT), and Dan Medland from ie:music (Ladyhawke, Passenger, The Bamboos, Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders).

Applicants need to be AAM General members, but can join up at the time of applying if they are not yet members. 

Applications Close Monday 30th October  


Applications Open - THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER 2017 (MIDDAY ADST)

Applications Close - MONDAY 30 OCTOBER 2017 (MIDNIGHT ADST) 

Successful Recipients Notified - FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2017 

Mentorship Induction Workshop - WEDNESDAY 22 NOVEMBER (MELBOURNE) 

Face The Music Conference - THURSDAY 23 AND FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER 


The AAM Board will undertake all application assessments. 


Applications are now open and will close at midnight ADST Monday 30 October.

You will need to provide the following information and supporting evidence in your application:

  • Full contact, organisation details, ABN 
  • Personal biography 
  • Information about your artist roster and artist links 
  • Career objectives for yourself and your artists 

Contact Info

For all Co-Pilot Mentorship Program enquiries or questions, please contact AAM Executive Director Leanne de Souza at