Clive Hodson, Perfect Pitch Publishing
Clive is Founder/Managing Director of the Perth-based independent Full-Service Music Publisher Perfect Pitch Publishing. He is an APRA registered songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, senior music business lecturer and music teacher. An AMCOS Non-Executive Board Director, Non-Executive Board Director of AMPAL and Deputy Chair of AMPAL.
Clive is the only regionally based (Perth WA) music publisher currently sitting on the AMCOS/AMPAL boards.
Clive’s previous experience include senior director roles at PolyGram/Universal, ABC Music and Shock Music Publishing. He has previously served on the boards of PPCA, AIR and WAM (West Australian Music Industry Assoc)
Clive was a senior lecturer at AIM (Australian Institute of Music) - Music Publishing and International Music Marketing until relocating to Perth in 2019. He is a guest lecturer at WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts), and a regular facilitator, panellist, mentor at WAMcon, a major sponsor of WAM Song of the Year competition and an Australia Council peer assessor.
Clive holds a certificate of Education from the London School of Teachers (UNSW), is a registered Justice of the Peace in NSW and WA and a member of the Royal Association of Justices of Western Australia and the Institute of Community Directors Australia (AMICDA).
There is only one Australian independent music publisher currently sitting on the APRA board. A balanced position I believe needs to be shown between Majors and Independent Australian Publishers hence the reason for standing for the 2022 APRA board. The perspective this brings delivers a positive and representative voice for all Australian writers.
As outlined in my AMCOS election statement my experience in the industry at both state and national levels allows for an informed opinion and knowledge which I would bring to the APRA board and the relevant committees.
Through my publishing company Perfect Pitch I represent some of Australia’s most prominent and diverse songwriters and as a full service independent music publisher I’m proud to continue working with and finding opportunities for the songwriters I represent and those in the greater songwriting community.