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: 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: www.aam.org.au

Amy Hetherington

I'm terminally positive and live in the Top End. I'm passionate about communicating stories with media. Yah life and adventures!