I’m running for a position on the APRA board in the 2019 elections. I’d love your support, you can vote by logging on to the portal here https://apraamcos.com.au/login/


OFFICIAL BIO

An ARIA and APRA nominated songwriter, member of the Music Victoria Artist Advisory Panel and Guild of Screen Composers, Jake Mason is a 20-year quiet achiever of the Australian music industry.

Jake’s co-write ‘This Girl’ (Kungs Vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners) which charted at number 1 in 10 countries, has over one billion streams and was the most shazamed dance track worldwide in 2016.

Bridging jazz/soul and pop, Jake has released 15 albums and established his own label and studio Soul Messin’ Records. He manages the business affairs of Cookin’ On 3 Burners.

Jake has worked with artists including Tex Perkins, Richard Clapton, Josh Teskey, Kate Ceberano and Eric McCusker and develops the next generation of songwriters through mentoring initiatives including APRA’s ‘Melbourne Sessions’ and long-term association with Caulfield Grammar.

Jake’s screen work spans TV (Love Island, A Million Little Things, MacGyver, My Life Is Murder) and advertising/sync – Just Jeans, Westpac (Australia), Peugeot (Europe), Samsung (USA, played at the Superbowl), Vogue, Victoria’s Secret and the Ellen Degeneres Show.

Jake is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, is deeply engaged with the Victorian music scene and is excited to contribute to the dynamic momentum of Australian music.


WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME

• I am an experienced mid-career writer, bringing knowledge from a younger age group and across genres including jazz, electronic, soul and blues and roots scenes that are currently not represented on the board.

• With my co-write ‘This Girl’ hitting over 1 billion streams and being deeply involved in the business affairs, I have a crucial understanding of the digital landscape, and the challenges the industry faces.

• My work is deeply rooted in artist collaboration, in creative and business realms, across markets, genres and platforms. This places me in a great position to lead discussion on long term career sustaining strategy and the need for transparency on industry issues.

• I have maintained a successful international career from a Victorian base, and this experience brings both regional and international perspectives to the APRA national conversation.

• I am a strong advocate for gender equity, deeper inclusion and diversity. As a mentor for younger artists I actively support more musicians to become songwriters and APRA members. Passionate about APRA’s role in broader Australian music advocacy, I support campaigns to increase Australian music radio and TV quotas, streaming royalty percentages, live music award rates and promoting artist mental health awareness.


EMAIL

Feel free to email me info@jakemason.com.au