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International Reps

Australasian songwriters and composers are making a splash on the global stage, and we’re here to help our members who are living, touring or earning royalties overseas.

Our international reps aim to provide opportunities, exposure and recognition for our members by hosting events, creating networks and sharing vital local knowledge.

Sam Cook is based in Los Angeles, while a little further east in Nashville, you’ll find Mark Moffatt. Over in London, Adam Townsend is there to support you in the UK and Europe.

Did you know that we have creative and business spaces available to members in Los Angeles, Nashville and London? Whether it's writing rooms or studio space or a hot desk, if you've relocated, or you're making a flying visit, we can provide access to spaces on a short-term basis. Contact Sam, Mark or Adam to enquire about availability.

If you’re relocating, touring or living in the USA, UK or Europe, get in touch.

Los Angeles: Sam Cook

A First Nations Australian arts, entertainment and tech professional, Sam is a cross-artform practitioner, educator, arts manager and leader. A retired musician, she was the Director of The Dreaming Festival and a programmer of the Woodford Folk Festival.

Artistically, Sam is a playwright, writer, visual artist and graphic designer. Administratively, Sam started working in Aboriginal publishing at Broome-based Magabala Books ahead of becoming the CEO of Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company before launching her company The KMBA Creative Agency.

Sam is currently a member of the First Nations Independent Arts Alliance, Artivist Entertainment, International Association of Blacks In Dance, Australians in Music and is a co-founder of the United Stages Collective, the first Aboriginal Australian-led creative ensemble in the USA.

If you are living in LA, or heading there, contact Sam by email at [email protected]

Nashville: Mark Moffatt

Mark Moffatt is one of the most respected and awarded record producers to emerge from Australia. He relocated to Nashville in 1996 where he now bases his production activities. As writer/director of A&R at Ten Ten Music Group until 2000, Mark worked extensively in the development of Stacey Earle and Keith Urban.

His credits include The Saints, Yothu Yindi, Tim Finn, Catherine Britt, O’Shea and Tony Joe White.

As President of The Americana Music Association Board of Directors, Mark continues to play a significant role in the growth of American roots music around the world.

If you’re heading to Nashville contact Mark by email: [email protected]

Mark will be handing the role over to Australian songwriter Isabella Kearney-Nurse in the coming months and the two will work together in a transition period over the coming months.

Isabella has been living in Nashville since 2021 and is an excellent resource for Australian and New Zealand members.

Originally from Sydney and signed to Sony Music Australia, Isabella has worked with producers and writers including Oak Felder, The Orphange, David Hodges, Liz Rose and more. Credits include Jessica Mauboy’s single ‘Jealous’, Guy Sebastian’s ‘Only Thing Missing’, and she co-wrote the single ‘Conditions’, which was chosen as a finalist on the US TV show Songland.

UK/EU: Jess Cantlon

Jess brings to APRA AMCOS her vast experience leading teams in corporate communications, public affairs and marketing, coupled with a background as a GRAMMY-credited and Emmy-considered songwriter (as Jess Chalker). Jess is an accomplished songwriter, artist, vocalist and instrumentalist, having worked with numerous notable, established and emerging talents across the USA, UK and Australia. She's previously been a Vanda and Young songwriting finalist, SongHubs participant, and in 2021 was awarded a grant from the Australia Council for the release of her self-produced LP, Hemispheres.

Jess is excited to join the international team at APRA AMCOS and looks forward to supporting our talented artists/writers of all career levels across the UK/Europe region. She will be based at RAK studios, London, UK.

If you are visiting the UK or the EU, get in touch with Jess: [email protected]

Looking to connect with other songwriters and composers?

Find your fellow APRA AMCOS members in the USA, UK and Europe and learn what’s happening in these territories.