I’m absolutely thrilled to be one of the participants in the 2016/17 Association of Artist Managers Mentor Program. As a new artist manager there are so many unknowns and, if I’m being honest, fears. And being so isolated from the Australia music industry in Darwin… it’s a big world to jump into.

When I found out I’d been accepted into the program that pairs established managers with up and coming music managers I was so stoked. And I was even happier to find out my mentor is Greg Carey (Umbrella Music, The Rubens, Urthboy, Saskwatch).

This program has already proved invaluable and I’m learning so much from my weekly chats with Greg.

We’ve even started a blog about the process if you’d like to follow my growth as a manager and the mentor experience: http://www.patienceyounggrasshopperblog.wordpress.com

I’m incredibly grateful for this opportunity and so excited about what it’ll mean for my artists Leah Flanagan and At The Dakota. I strongly encourage anyone out there who is starting in a new field to look for opportunities like this from peak bodies, membership organisations and support networks… I can’t tell you how much confidence and comfort I’ve taken from the support.

Watch this space for updates.

For more info on the AAM Mentor Program head to: http://www.aam.org.au

Amy Hetherington

Amy has a jack-of-all-trades tool kit of communications skills and heaps of energy. She offers services including content creation, videography, photography, publicity, community engagement, social media and MCing and comedy to help Northern Territory people connect with events, organisations, causes and celebrations. Amy is passionate about creating content and sharing stories in a fun, enjoyable and amiable style. She’s heavily involved in the NT community and would love to add some fun and engagement to your next project.