AGSC Sub-Committees - News and Updates


August 2020



August 2020

The Education Sub-Committee has been active across several fronts, including conducting the research for an Indigenous Screen Composer Initiative, in partnership with APRA AMCOS's ATSI Music Office & Screen Australia's Indigenous Department . Then there's the success of the new Emerging Screen Composer webinars which are helping build relationships between the guild and tertiary institutions, such as Sydney Conservatorium, A.I.M., Box Hill Institute, Collarts Melbourne and University of Adelaide.

The 1hr webinar, developed by Brett Aplin and Dale Cornelius is titled: TOOLS FOR THE EMERGING SCREEN COMPOSER or…How to convert your passion into a creatively satisfying & successful business which can sustain you! and covers three main topics, as well as highlighting the  work of the AGSC and the benefits of student membership.

  • Relationships - Why a show-reel or CV alone is never enough

  • Contracts, language & self advocacy - Discussion of rights, royalties & how to earn more

  • Resilience - Releasing the ego & participation in your community

The webinar will be delivered to a number of tertiary institutions this semester in 2020.  


The Education Committee is also working on a number of other initiatives and developing more detailed educational webinars which focus on areas such as; ‘Contracts-copyright-publishing-licensing-royalties’, ‘the filmmaker-composer relationship or the psychology of the brief', and ’negotiation skills’.



August 2020

The events committee has successfully held 3 webinars this year with record attendances from across Australia. We've had and information session on Buyouts, In-Conversation with games composer Kevin Penkin and an In-Conversation with LA director of the documentary "Score" Matt Schraeder. You can view some of the past webinars HERE.


Be sure to register for the upcoming event on the APRA-AGSC Female Mentorship program on Aug 26th (link to this) , and soon to be announced: discussion on Re-Investment Deals and, in conjunction with the Education Committee, Tools for the Emerging Screen Composer. Get in contact with the AGSC if you have any requests on what event you would like!


August 2020



August 2020


August 2020

We've updated our Mental Health Handy Reference Guide

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