The Australian Government has set up an export music office in Los Angeles through its trade export body Austrade.

The Australian Government has set up an export music office in Los Angeles through its trade export body Austrade.

The office is helmed by music development manager Tony George, a former artist manager who has held senior positions with BMI, Interscope Records, Geffen Records and the Mitch Schneider Organization.

According to George, the office will assist Australian acts trying to break into the U.S. market with expertise and setting up contacts. George says the office will advise on most aspects of the business, including background on how to approach record labels, seek publishing deals, find U.S.-based managers, co-writers and producers, and garner airplay.

Austrade has U.S. music export representatives in New York, Washington D.C. and Austin.

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