Introductory Masterclass for Aussies looking to break the US Market

Participate in an interactive discussion and Q&A with some of the USA's leading producers, writers and record-making experts, to hear the latest on what resonates with American audiences. The event will focus on a number of key areas, what the market is looking for, what the technical aspects are, and who can help you deliver.


Why you should attend


  • Hear about key recording trends and developments in the USA.
  • Find out what labels are looking for? Is your record right for them?.
  • Understand what is working for radio. What sound elements are they looking for?
  • Understand the technical elements of recording. What is important to capture in your recordings?
  • Learn how to find the right recording professionals (producers, mixers, engineers, mastering) and other service providers.
  • Get tips on how to make a world-class recording in a cost-effective way, recording budgets, producer agreements, and negotiating the best deals.
  • Get comprehensive notes to help you make the next sonic step in the USA.
  • Network with others in the local music industry.



Speakers include


  • Mark Czarra is Universal Music's Vice President of Radio Promotion in the LA. He's promoted the radio campaigns of major artists including Jack Johnson, Amy Winehouse, Kaiser Chiefs, Lil Wayne. Mark understands what sounds US radio looks for in your songs.
  • Philip Steir is a Grammy nominated music producer, remixer, composer who has worked with major artists including No Doubt, Moby, Johnny Cash, Korn, Rob Zombie, Live, Devo. Philip has also served as music supervisor and composer for major brands and networks including Apple, Warner Bros TV, and Lifetime TV.
  • Marshall Altman is an acclaimed music producer and songwriter who's produced records for successful US artists including Brooke Fraser, Matt Nathanson, Shawn Mullins, and Kate Voegele. Marshall served as a staff producer and A&R exec for Sony Music and Hollywood Records.
  • Austrade's Peter Cohen is a former Sony Music exec who has been working with Australian artists and music businesses and knows the market for Australian music in the US.
  • More speakers to be announced




Date: Wednesday 13 May 2009. Click through to the AMO website for times in your city

Cost: Attendance costs $50. 


Limited places - register now! Don't miss out on the insights at this industry masterclass


Register online today at or call Austrade on 13 28 78.


Locations: Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. 


Who should attend? Artists, managers, record producers, engineers, record labels, music publishers.