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AAM Co-Pilot
Mentorship Program

The Association of Artist Managers (AAM) Co-Pilot Mentorship Program returns for 2018-19 supported by APRA AMCOS and applications are now open for all financial General AAM members.

For the first time this year, AAM are partnering with Australian Music Week in Sydney. A full day induction workshop with your mentor and all mentees will be held in Sydney and both mentors and mentees will receive complimentry registration for AMW conference.

The Co-Pilot Mentorship Program is now in its 6th year (previously 'AAM Mentorship Program’), and matches emerging Australian managers with established and successful managers for a 6-12 month mentorship. The successful mentees will be flown to Sydney for an introduction to their mentor, a full day structured management workshop, participate in the AMW conference and receive 3 nights accomodation.

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 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), Nate Farrell from Calibre (360, Thundamentals) Andrew Stone from Chugg Music (Shepperd, Megan Washington, The Griswolds, Deep Sea Arcade), Greg Carey from Grow Yourself Up (The Rubens, Saskwatch, Urthboy, PVT), Rick Chazan from Ground Control (Emma Louise, Robbie Miller, Morning Harvey) 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 are now open and will close at midnight ADST Monday 1 October 2018.

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Application Info


  • Applications Open - WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER (MIDDAY ADST)
  • Applications Close - MONDAY 1 OCTOBER 2018 (MIDNIGHT ADST) 
  • Successful Recipients Notified - MONDAY 15 OCTOBER  
  • Mentorship Induction Workshop - WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER  
  • Australian Music Week Conference - THURSDAY 8 & FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER  


The AAM Board will undertake all application assessments. 


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 


For all Co-Pilot Mentorship Program enquiries or questions, please contact AAM Executive Director Leanne de Souza at leanne@aam.org.au