Music Passport

WHAT IS MUSIC PASSPORT

An export market development trip tailored for emerging Victorian Managers. Music Passport is a comprehensive fact finding / research mission, enabling up and coming managers to create pathways and build networks internationally, specifically in the AMERICA markets.


KEY DATES

Applications Open:  Wednesday March 20

Applications Close: Sunday 31st March

Recipients announced: Monday 8 April

Recipients will depart from Melbourne: Week 3 June 2019

Recipients will return to Melbourne: Week 24 June 2019

*flights will be within the periods above.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAM

The recipients (managers) will be able to demonstrate:

  • That they are recognised by the industry, and their peers, as an early /mid-level professional music manager

  • Membership of key industry organisations and / or documented professional experience of no less than three (3) years

  • Currently Victorian based. Priority will be given to those that demonstrate at least two consecutive years of activity in Victoria, and further priority if managing Victorian artists

  • Show an ongoing commitment to a professional artist management career development

  • Highlight why the PASSPORT markets are a priority for their development

  • How they intend to maximise the opportunities in those markets before, during and after PASSPORT

  • Professional personal presentation and verbal/written communication skills

  • Must be an AAM member

THE PROGRAM

Recipients of the PASSPORT will travel to Los Angeles and New York, guided and supported by one established Australian manager. Included on the three week trip are the following:

Sync Summit 2019 takes place June 13 – 14 2019 - New York, NY

Indie Week 2019, an independent label focused conference hosted by A2IM (American Association of Independent Music) will take place from June 17-20 2019 at New York Law School (185 West Broadway, New York, NY)

Libera Awards - Thursday 20 June 2019

All Australian Indie Week delegates will be invited as a VIP guest to THE AUSSIE BBQ, that will also include an exclusive Network Luncheon with key New York music industry before the showcase performance

THE FUNDING

Program

Flights (international and internal), accommodation, per diems and conference tickets / fees

Recipient

Food and beverage expenses outside of the per diems provided and internal transportation (buses, trains, ubers)

SELECTION PROCESS

If eligible (as above) the applicant needs to complete an application form by the due date, clearly demonstrating how they meet the eligibility criteria and provide support material as required.

Who will evaluate my application?

A panel of two AAM representatives and a Creative Victoria representative will undertake all application assessments and interview the final shortlisted applicants.


HOW TO APPLY?

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

  • Full contact, next of kin and passport information

  • Personal biography and career history (no longer than 2 A4 pages)

  • Comprehensive strategic plan identifying clear objectives for the activities to be undertaken the PASSPORT markets.

  • Artist Links

  • Career objective 2019 - 2021


For all Music Passport enquiries or questions, please contact AAM Professional Development Manager Trina Massey - Trina@aam.org.au