SAE Audio Lecturer helping to shape the future of Australian music

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13 Dec 2017

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SAE Audio Lecturer helping to shape the future of Australian music

13 Dec 2017

Audio lecturer Tim Dalton from SAE Creative Media Institute in Melbourne is ending the year on a high — having been appointed Special Councillor for Creative Industries to the Council of Music Australia. The appointment will see Dalton acting as advisor to the Federal Government on contemporary music for the coming three years. “I feel incredibly honoured,” said Tim, who has been in the music business for almost 40 years, working with a long list of big names from Paul McCartney and David Bowie, and as tour manager for Beastie Boys and Faith No More. His appointment to the Council of Music Australia is testament to the value of those connections.

At SAE Melbourne, Dalton is part of a highly accomplished audio department that thrives on helping students connect with and learn from leaders in the Australian music industry. “Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney are all hot music cities and the world is looking at us now; we’ve come a long way in a very short period of time,” Dalton said. “The growth and reputation of the Australian scene is going to create new job prospects at every level across the industry. There will be demand for record engineers, web designers, crew, sound artists and managers. This will have flow on effects for all other creative realms including games, design and film.

“This is great news for our audio students at SAE who, thanks to the Institute’s focus on practical, hands-on teaching and industry internships as pathways to employment, are going to be perfectly placed to hit the ground running and make their own dent in an industry on the rise.”

The Music Australia role is a significant achievement for Dalton, who hopes to create significant positive change in the industry throughout his tenure. As Councillor, Dalton is currently writing guidelines that he will present to the Federal Government to boost the experience and value of internships in the creative industries.

Music Australia has welcomed Dalton’s appointment. “It’s great to have Tim Dalton on board as he brings a wealth of international experience and insight to the organisation that will greatly strengthen our contemporary music position within the creative industries,” said Chris Bowen, CEO of Music Australia.