AMIN, the peak body of state music industry development associations like QMusic and MusicNSW, is working with Monash University’s Behaviourworks team to deliver initiatives to change workplace social and commercial conditions in the industry.

The first outward-facing part of the collaboration will see AMIN and APRA AMCOS host a forum on the science of culture change at BIGSOUND next month.

Set to reflect on current approaches to music industry change leadership, the forum will offer research findings about how change can be successfully implemented, and gather data to generate a piece of academic research.

Monash University's Behaviourworks program
Monash University’s Behaviourworks method

AMIN Chair, Joel Edmondson said the forum hopes to identify the change management issues currently facing the Australian music industry.

“We need a space in which all parties can come together in a genuine, non-judgmental discussion about the deeper issues at play and work out a way forward together,” he said.

“This session will be a great opportunity for people who see themselves as change-makers in the Australian music industry to get the professional development they need to make the change they want to make,” he added. “AMIN is committed to providing these opportunities as a way of trying to work together to break the deadlock around some of the entrenched cultural challenges our industry has so far been unsuccessful in changing”.