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Meet our new LA rep, Sam Cook

Story Published Wednesday 19 October 2022
Sam Cook is our LA rep

Sam Cook is a First Nations arts, entertainment and tech professional

Sam commences as our Los Angeles-based rep on 24 October 2022

Members touring or living overseas can reach out to our LA, Nashville and London-based reps

We’re pleased to welcome Sam Cook as our new Los Angeles-based rep. Sam commences in her new role on Monday 24 October 2022.

A First Nations Australian arts, entertainment and tech professional, Sam is a cross-artform practitioner, educator, arts manager and leader. A retired musician, she was the Director of The Dreaming Festival and a programmer of the Woodford Folk Festival.

Artistically, Sam is a playwright, writer, visual artist and graphic designer. Administratively, Sam started working in Aboriginal publishing at Broome-based Magabala Books ahead of becoming the CEO of Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company before launching her company The KMBA Creative Agency.

Recipient of the 2020 International woman of excellence, UK Arts Council Fellowship in 2007 and 2011, winner of National NAIDOC Aboriginal Youth of the Year in 1999 and Broome Aboriginal Artist of the Year in 1998, Sam was the founding Aboriginal columnist for ArtsHub and Tracker, founder of Australia’s Blak History Month, #SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA, Festivillian and co-founder of Kaltja (pronounced Culture).

Sam is currently a member of the First Nations Independent Arts Alliance, Artivist Entertainment, International Association of Blacks In Dance, Australians in Music and is a co-founder of the United Stages Collective, the first Aboriginal Australian-led creative ensemble in the USA.

Get in touch with Sam, and our other international reps

Whether you are touring, relocating, or living in the USA, APRA AMCOS is here for any questions and here to support you. Reach out to Sam at [email protected]

Heading to, or living in Nashville? Get in touch with our Nashville rep, Mark Moffatt at [email protected]

Over in London, Adam Townsend is there to support you in the UK and Europe. Contact Adam at [email protected]

Our international reps aim to provide opportunities, exposure and recognition for our members by hosting events, creating networks and sharing vital local knowledge. Read more about our international reps, and find out how to connect with other songwriters and composers overseas.