The A&R Department would like to offer a unique service available only to APRA AMCOS music creators and customers.

We are offering a FREE 30 minute consultation with The A&R Department to have a song of your choice analysed and constructively critiqued by Matt O’Connor, covering areas such as artistic direction, arrangement, performance, instrumentation and melody. You will also receive advice on positioning your song for radio.

About Us

The A&R Department was started by Matt O’Connor, the Managing Director at The A&R Department and former Head of A&R at Warner Music Australia. Matt is a music industry veteran with over 20 years experience who over his career has produced and developed some of the biggest acts in Australian music building an enviable reputation for discovering, nurturing, and developing exciting new talent.

At The A&R Department we offer two packages: Artist Development and Press Play.

Our Artist Development package helps artists find and define their identity. It covers the same areas covered in the free consultation, although much more in depth, and is on going for up to 12 months.

The Press Play package is our release package. We pick the singles, get the image right, and design a release strategy to get your music out there.

Matt O'Connor - Track Record 

17 ARIA Top 10 records
12 ARIA Top 20 records
16 ARIA Top 40 records

Over 1 million records sold.

For your FREE consultation please contact us HERE quoting your 6 digit client number.

Note: All face-to-face consultations take place in Sydney. We are able to arrange online consultations for other regions. 


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