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The Australian Music Alliance or "AMA" was conceived in 2018 by a group of Australian music professionals in the United States who wanted to see the nation's music industry better represented. It is now an initiative of the Pitchhiker Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to global music discovery and providing opportunities in the music industry. 


AMA's advisory board is comprised of experienced music industry luminaries, from both creative and business backgrounds. AMA's objective is to be an "on the ground" presence and support for Aussie acts and their teams establishing themselves in the world's most exciting and influential music market.  A connector, a place to land, and megaphone for our nation's talents.

AMA initiatives include AMA Breakers - a live stream that exposes emerging Australian acts produced out of Los Angeles and supported by the Australian Consulate Los Angeles, and KCRW's GLOBAL BEAT: AUSTRALIA - a weekly radio segment in partnership with the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project and LA's legendary KCRW, highlighting Australian artists and their stories to the entertainment capital of the world, supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

With many other projects in the works, please follow along on AMA social media channels or email list.


Adam Burke 
Executive Director and Founder

Executive Director & Founder


Creative Director


Digital Director


Social Manager / Events Director

AMA Advisory Board

Ashley Irwin

Composer, President, Society of Lyricists and Composers

Bella Morris Clarke 

APRA-AMCOS appointee and US representative

Catherine Joy

Composer, Founder/CEO Joy Music House, and President, Alliance for Women Film Composers

Georgina McAvenna 

A&R executive, G Music

Jasper Leak

Musician and Music Supervisor 

Jenna Barrott

Publicist, WMA Agency

Jennifer Fontaine

Artist Manager, Private Idaho

Jodie Regan

Artist Manager, Spinning Top Music

Justin Stanley

Music Producer

Liam Clifford

Owner Howlaround Entertainment Group

Matt Emsell

Artist Manager, Wonder Music Co.

Michael Harrison

Senior VP, AEG Global Touring

Nathan McLay

Label founder and manager, Future Classic

Sam Cook

Founder and CEO, KMBA Agency

Tony Buchen 

Music Producer/Composer.


Multi-platinum award-winning recording artist

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