The AAM and Warner Music Australia are proud to announce their First Nations Mentorship program for 2020/2021. Commencing in 2014, the program has evolved into a multi-faceted professional development program consisting of peer- to- peer mentorship, essential development workshops and networking opportunities.
This years’ refreshed program has evolved once again, to encompass two different pathways; one for two current First Nations managers at any stage of their career, the second is for one First Nations person interested in artist management. As well as a peer-to-peer mentorship, the program includes a panel of First Nations voices, who will have a frank discussion about sovereignty and the work the greater music industry needs to undertake to ensure that diversity, representation and acknowledgement is safe-guarded into the future. Mentees will also have the opportunity to have one on one time with specialist team members within the Warner Music family.
Panelists for the 2020/2021 panel discussion are Kabi Kabi and Wiradjuri artist and producer Alethea Beetson, rapper, drummer and speaker from Brewarrina Ryan Dobby and 2019/2020 mentee and AAM member Cerisa Grant. The panel will be held on Friday 4th Dec from 10am – 11.30am (AEDT).
As inequality for our First Nations people within the music industry continues to be highlighted, the AAM and Warner Music Australia hope that this program can equip and enable first peoples to take an active and vital role in Artist Management.