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Careers at APRA AMCOS

We're here for the music.

Working in harmony

Our values keep everyone reading from the same score to maintain an organisation that's a hit with everyone who works for and with us.

Collaboration

Diversity is vital. Whether our opinions, views, talents or skills complement or contrast, we collaborate with those who share our purpose and passion.

Respect

Our respect for music runs deep. It keeps us transparent, open, and honest. We’re working towards a future where everyone respects music for both its emotional and financial value.

Skill

We combine talent, knowledge and intuition with a commercial sensibility. We do what no one else can: copyright can be complex, yet we make it simple.

Imagination

We don’t just admire imagination, we use it within our business every day: it makes life interesting. Imagination + action = innovation.

Staff spotlight

Gillian Dunn - Senior Manager, Culture & Engagement

Years worked at APRA AMCOS:

19 years

What do you love most about APRA AMCOS?

The amazing people I get to collaborate with on a daily. Working with them to support music creators to do what they love, which is make music. The strong sense of APRA AMCOS’s people first approach is aligned with my heart and personal values.

What makes you happy at work?

Using my skills to achieve goals and outcomes that brings value and assistance to those I work with and the communities we represent. My hope that the work we do collectively at APRA AMCOS helps to make a difference in our members careers and lives. While I’m not a musician myself, I love that I still get to support that creative community of music makers to keep putting music out into the world – this gives me much joy as music is a life source!

How has APRA AMCOS shaped your career?

I’ve been provided many opportunities to develop and grow both professionally and personally during my time at APRA. I’ve worked in many varied roles over the years learning the business operationally, which has allowed me to thrive in a role supporting our Publisher members and their writers. I’ve always been supported and challenged to push myself out of my comfort zone which has been rewarding. I’m excited for my next chapter in the business working with my colleagues as Senior Manager, Culture & Engagement to keep championing representation, respect and safety which key pillars of our organisational culture.

What was your main reason for wanting to join APRA AMCOS?

To work with music and the people that create and enjoy it.

Listen in with our Staff Picks Playlist

Hear and share the best new and new-ish Australian and NZ music curated by someone on our team each fortnight. While you're listening in, get to know the person behind the music.

Be the first to know when a new list is available by following us on Spotify or Apple Music.

This playlist was brought to you by Chris O'Neill- Director Membership & Stakeholder Engagement

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Get to know Chris

Describe your role at APRA AMCOS in one sentence:
I work within our membership department at APRA AMCOS, working with industry stakeholders to ensure that we can deliver the best for our members.

What is your favourite song on your playlist and why?
Right now, I’m loving Liz Stringer’s 'First Time Really Feeling'. Liz is an amazing storyteller, and her songs always seem to strike a nerve. The recording of this track is great too, it’s captured the energy of the song perfectly.

What’s the last gig you went to?
We managed to get a brief reprieve of lockdown and go see Odette play in Ballarat – it was so good!

What’s the first gig you went to?
My dad took me to see Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs at the Bronco’s Leagues Club when I was in grade seven, it was a proper rock and roll show! I’ve still got a drumstick from the show.

My favourite music memory is…
That’s a tough one. I’d have to say it was the first time I saw The Dillinger Escape Plan during their Miss Machine tour in 2004. This was prior to knowing what to expect at one of their shows, and I remember being in complete disbelief at how they were able to play such complex songs whilst being so explosive on stage.

Final thought
There is SO much amazing Australian music being released at the moment. I would encourage everyone to go and find your new favourite Australian songwriter, there’s plenty to choose from!