AMPAL Board

Matthew Capper

Warner/Chappell Music Pty Ltd
CHAIR

Matthew is the Managing Director of Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd. He is also a Director of Chappell & Co (Australia) Pty Ltd, Wallaby Music Pty Ltd, Warner/Chappell Pty Ltd, the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Limited and Non-executive Publisher Director of APRA.

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Philip Walker

Origin Music Group

Philip is Chairman of Origin Music Group and Chairman of the Sago Group.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Technology in 1980.  Philip is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and Member of the Australian Institute of Management.  He has previously served as a Director and Honorary Treasurer of the Craft Council of New South Wales.  He was in practice as a Chartered Accountant, Auditor and Tax Agent from 1980 – 1998 and is also a Director of the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Ltd (AMCOS).

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Peter Hebbes AM

Hebbes Music Group

Peter is Managing Director of Hebbes Music Group Pty Ltd and Eaton Music (Australia) Pty. Ltd. He is a past Director and Deputy Chairman of the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA). He is currently on the Board of the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Ltd (AMCOS), the Australasian Music Publishers Association Limited (AMPAL) and the Australian Music Performance Committee.

In the past he has also served on the Boards of the Music Industry Advisory Council, the Australian Music Centre and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia. Peter is the current Chairman of “Variety - the children’s charity”  NSW and a Director of Variety Australia he is also co-founder and a Trustee of The Golden Stave Foundation. In 2006 Peter was appointed as a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his contribution to the Australian music industry and his extensive charity work.

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Marianna Annas

ABC Music Publishing

An experienced music lawyer and formerly at Simpsons Solicitors, Marianna has also held senior legal and business affairs roles at major record labels and music publishers including BMG Australia and BMG Music Publishing, BMG Entertainment in New York, and EMI Music Australia.

She is currently Head of ABC Music Publishing and a Director of the AMCOS Board. She has presented at many music industry forums including the Australasian Music Business Conference, Fuse Festival, Big Sound, WAMi and at the Australian Institute of Music.

Marianna has degrees in arts and law from the University of NSW.

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Clive Hodson

Perfect Pitch Publishing 

Deputy Chair

Clive Hodson is a Director of full service Music Publishing/Licensing company Perfect Pitch Publishing which represents both local and international writers, catalogues for administration and licensing into Film, TV, Online & Advertising Media.

Prior to Perfect Pitch he held senior management positions with Shock Music Publishing (four years), Head of ABC Music (five years) and PolyGram/Universal Group (20 yrs).

Clive has served on the board of PPCA (Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited), AIR (Association of Independent Record Labels),and  AMCOS (The Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society) 

Clive also lecturers in Music Publishing at the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney (Bachelor of Entertainment Management Department) and participates in Music Conference panels and Publishing Master-Classes nationally.

Clive’s career started as a writer/performer in Perth WA and moved through to the business side of the industry in 1978. He is an active writer/performer and through Perfect Pitch continues to focus on signing, development and sourcing revenue opportunities for writers and performers.

He is also a registered Justice of the Peace in NSW.

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Steve McPherson

Hillsong Publishing

Steve is the Manager of Hillsong Publishing in Sydney, Australia and has extensive experience as a performer, producer, songwriter and publisher. Steve works closely with sub-publishers, record companies and artists across the globe managing one of the most active publishing catalogues in Christian music ever to come out of Australia. Steve has over 12 years experience in music publishing and copyright. 
Industry involvements:

  • Music Publishers Representative and board member of the Gospel Music Association of Australia and New Zealand. 
  • Member of the Board of Advisors to Christian Copyright Licensing International – Asia Pacific (CCLI). 
  • Board member of AMCOS.
  • Judge in the Christian/ Gospel category of the MusicOz Awards, Australia’s leading awards program for unsigned artists. 
  • Judge in the Spiritual category of the Australian Songwriters Association awards 
  • Member of the Christian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) in both the US and the UK
  • Professional Member of the Gospel Music Association (GMA) in the USA.
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David Albert

J Albert & Son Pty Ltd

David is the CEO of the Albert Group of Companies which includes J.Albert & Son, the music and entertainment business founded in 1885 by Great Great Grandfather Jacques Albert. David is the fifth generation Albert to work in the family business. He is also a Non-executive Publisher Director on the APRA Board.

David holds an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, a Masters in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts and is the co-chair of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Australia.

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Ian James

Mushroom Music Pty Ltd

Ian has been the Managing Director of Mushroom Music Pty Limited since 1986. He is also the Chairman of the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Limited and a Non-executive Publisher Director and current Deputy Chairman of the APRA Board.

Ian has a Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Psychology) from the University of New South Wales and was employed by the Australasian Performing Right Association Limited from 1976 to 1986 in several management positions.

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Damian Trotter

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia

Damian is the Managing Director of Sony/ATV Music Publishing and a Director and former Chairperson of the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Limited and a Non-executive Publisher Director on the APRA Board.

After joining CBS Records in 1981, he held various positions including Local Artist Marketing Manager and National Promotions Manager. In 1990 he was appointed General Manager East West Records before returning to Sony in 1991 to take up his current position.

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Bob Aird

Universal Music Publishing

Managing Director of Universal Music Publishing Pty Limited, Universal/MCA Music Publishing Pty Limited, Universal/MGB Music Publishing Pty Ltd, Rondor Music (Australia) Pty Limited, Essex Music of Australia Pty Limited and Cromwell Music of Australia Pty Limited . He is also a Director of the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Limited and the Australasian Performing Right Association.

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Simon Moor

Kobalt Music

In September 2010 Simon Moor opened an office for Kobalt Music Group and is now the Managing Director for Kobalt Music Publishing Australia.  Simon is responsible for working with Kobalt’s international roster of writers and artists including LCD Sound System, Yeasayer, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Gwen Stefani, Bon Iver as well as the growing local roster which includes Gotye (Ex-ANZ), Tim Minchin, Art vs Science, Icehouse/Iva Davies, Future Classic and Emma-Louise.

Prior to Kobalt Simon worked as Head Of A&R at EMI/Virgin and then Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Simon has signed and/or worked with artists such as The Sleepy Jackson (A&R of The Lovers album, making the initial introduction of Luke Steele to Nicholas Littlemore, who later became Empire Of The Sun), Silverchair, Jet, Paul Kelly, Alex Lloyd, Tame Impala, Simian Mobile Disco, Angus And Julia Stone, Paul Kelly, Lisa Mitchell, Sarah Blasko, The Hilltop Hoods, Arcade Fire, and Operator Please among others. 

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Philip Burn

Hal Leonard

Philip has been Managing Director of Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd since 1995. Prior to establishing Hal Leonard’s operations in Australia, he spent 19 years in the music products industry as a senior executive with Rose Music and Yamaha Music Australia. Philip is also a director of All Music Publishing and Distribution Pty Ltd.

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Jaime Gough

Native Tongue

Jaime Gough is General Manager at Native Tongue Music Publishing (Australia), an independent music publisher with offices in Melbourne, Auckland, London and Los Angeles.  After completing a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and Bachelor of Business (Management) at Monash University, Jaime started working in the family business as Copyright and Royalties manager from the company’s inception in 2004, before becoming Creative Manager in 2007 where his role evolved to include A&R, Licensing and International catalogue management.  Jaime recently spent almost 4 years based in London expanding Native Tongue’s operations in the UK, Europe and US markets.  Prior to joining Native Tongue Jaime worked for music licensing company Mana Music and prior to that at Mayday Management representing The Go-Betweens, Mia Dyson, Renee Geyer and David Bridie.  Jaime has served on the board for non-profit youth music organization The Push.


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Matthew Donlevy

frankdon music pty ltd

Matthew Donlevy is the Managing Director of Frankdon Music Pty Limited. He is also a Director of Minder Music Australia Pty Ltd.  Matthew’s previous appointments include Managing Director of peermusic Pty Ltd & Regional Director South East Asia for peermusic, also professional manager of ATV Northern Songs and Castle Music.  


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music sales pty ltd

Jane English has worked extensively in the Australasian music publishing business. Jane is currently Managing Director of Music Sales Pty Ltd. She has also worked for EMI MP Asia (Regional Director), BMG MP Asia Pacific (Vice-President), EMI MP Hong Kong (General Manager), Warner Bros MP Australia (General Manager), Warner Bros MP Asia (General Manager) and Rondor Music Australia (General Manager).  She has been on the Executive Committees of the Asian Music Publishers Association and the Hong Kong Music Publishers Association. Outside of music publishing, Jane has worked in the live music sector, primarily as Festival Director of Good Vibrations Festival and managing various venues, she has provided free legal advice to musicians and songwriters at the Arts Law Centre of Australia and assisted in establishing Support Act Limited. She holds an Honours degree in Law, an Arts degree and a graduate diploma in legal practice.

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