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Register for the Virtual First Nations Suite

Media Published Tuesday 15 March 2022
Virtual First Nations Suite takes place 26-27 April

NATSIMO presents: Virtual First Nations Suite of masterclasses, via Zoom 26-27 April.

APRA AMCOS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members are invited to register for masterclasses on publishing, licensing, sync, commissions and production.

Plus, RESONATE studio intensive returns - EOIs close 17 March


Following a successful first year for two of its major programs, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Office (NATSIMO) is bringing back it's Virtual First Nations Suite of creative development opportunities and expanding its signature in-person songwriting camp RESONATE. The suite will run 26-27 April via Zoom, and RESONATE 25-27 April at the world-renowned Studios 301 in Sydney.

The Virtual First Nations Suite's content is driven by member feedback and will feature publishing, licensing, sync, commissioned works, and a special Producer Spotlight/Masterclass with vocal producer/mix engineer Simon Cohen. Registration is now open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander APRA AMCOS members, with sessions tailored to active songwriters and composers. All sessions are free of charge.

The first edition of RESONATE brought together New South Wales-based music creators, and expands this year with Expressions of Interest open nationally. Mid-career and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander APRA AMCOS songwriter and producer members are encouraged to apply. The sessions will be curated by Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter François Tétaz and facilitated by producer, engineer, and mixer Antonia Gauci.

"We're so pleased to continue building on our virtual and in-person career development opportunities for our members. The Virtual First Nations Suite will have experts exploring key areas of the music business that our members have told us they want to learn more about. And, of course we can't wait to get back into the studio to get down to the business of making new music at RESONATE," said Leah Flanagan, NATSIMO Director.

The Virtual First Nations Suite will include Native Tongue Music Publishing Managing Director Jamie Gough and The Sound Pound's Tyler McLoughlan on publishing and music licensing; composer, orchestrator and arranger Jessica Wells will team up with Native Tongue Music Publishing Head of Catalogue & Operations David Nash to discuss the ins-and-outs of commissioned works; vocal producer and mix engineer Simon Cohen will cover vocal recording and pop music production; and screen composer Amara Primero will explore the different ways music gets placed and edited in to music for screen, other than traditional "scoring".


Open to APRA AMCOS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members:
Virtual First Nations Suite

Register for sessions by Saturday 23 April 11:59 PM AEST