The AAM (Association of Artist Managers in Australia) have launched an inaugural annual professional development program this month called "The Manager Sanctuary" on Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th December . It will be hosted at AAM Patron, Michael McMartin’s property at Cambewarra on the NSW South Coast, the same week of Fairgrounds Festival
The concept behind the “Manager Sanctuary” is to build strong peer to peer management networks locally and internationally. The informally structured program will aim to share insights and learnings from a global industry that is constantly shifting.
The programme is aimed at managers who have helmed or are about to helm a global album release and tour, and work with global label/agents/promoter/publisher teams, but are coming up against common hurdles with taking that first level of achievement, and moving it forward to sustainable careers for the bands and the manager.
The AAM reserved a spot for a MMF NZ member, and a range of managers who fit the criteria were invited to apply. This year’s participant is Rikihana Douglas from Richmond Music who manages L.A. Woman and SACHI - who have some exciting international plans for 2018.