Women in Music Mentor Program 2020 Mentees Announced

100 Mentees Announced for First Round of Inaugural Women in Music Mentor Program

AIR (Australian Independent Record Labels Association) is thrilled to announce that it will place 100 mentees for the first round of the 4-year women in music mentor program funded by the Australian Government.

This diverse group of mentees come from all sectors of the industry nationally and are musicians, producers, managers, publicists, booking agents, events managers and more.

Maria Amato, AIR GM said: “We are delighted with the response we have received for the very first round of this program. A total of 342 applications from around the country were received and our assessment committee had the difficult task of reviewing and assessing them to determine the candidates for this round – our huge thanks to them all.”

Over the coming weeks, we will place each mentee with a qualified mentor and then begin induction training, mentoring and professional development sessions in late October. It is an honour to be delivering a program that aims to empower, educate and aid the progression of career development.”

After mentees are matched, they will commence a professional development program that will cover a 5 month period, with a focus on contract negotiation, financial literacy, marketing and leadership, with each program tailored to a mentees unique and diverse skillset and needs.

The second round of this program will be announced in early 2021, with information on this to be released later this year.

The Women in Music Mentor program is a four-year nation-wide mentoring and training program funded by the Australian Government. It is aimed at empowering women in the Australian music industry and is open to all female, female-identifying and non-binary participants working in or aspiring to work in creative (solo artists, band members, songwriters), technical (engineers, producers, etc.) and/or business roles (managers, promoters, record labels, etc.) within the Australian music industry.

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