Amanda Brown is welcomed, along with some more new faces
APRA AMCOS have welcomed Amanda Brown, a classically-trained musician, composer and the former violinist and oboist of Brisbane indie rock legends The Go-Betweens, onto the APRA Board as their new Writer Director.
Brown has been an APRA AMCOS member for 24 years and took out one of two Writer Director roles, from a pool of 19 others vying for the positions. TV and film composer Chris Neal picked up the other role.
Brett Cottle, Chief Executive of APRA AMCOS, said, "This represents a new wave of member engagement … We are working on a more diversified representation across the organisation, so the addition of a second woman joining Jenny Morris is great news.
"Recently we've introduced eight new female songwriters to our Ambassador program and the broad diversity of the finalist list for the 2015 Professional Development Awards indicate the increasing growth in female representation."
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Jenny Morris and Ian James of Mushroom Music, both return as Chair and Deputy Chair, respectively.
The AMCOS Board also sees Ian James return as Chair, with Jaime Gough of Native Tongue Music new to the board, and both Peter Hebbes of Hebbes Music Group and Steve McPherson of Hillsong Publishing re-elected.