News February 22, 2021

Tracee Hutchison and Ian James join AIM in newly-created positions

Tracee Hutchison and Ian James join AIM in newly-created positions

The Australian Institute of Music has brought on journalist Tracee Hutchison and music publishing expert Ian James in two newly-created roles.

Hutchison, an award-winning broadcaster, has held roles at triple j, ABC’s 7.30, Melbourne community station 3RRR and the SBS. Hutchison had also been the Australian College of Arts’ head of journalism and the chair of Music Victoria’s women’s advisory panel.

She takes on the role of head of partnerships at AIM from today.

James, meanwhile, spent three decades as the managing director of Mushroom Music Publishing and currently works as the publisher’s senior consultant. Over time, he has also been the deputy chair of APRA and currently is the chair of AMCOS and an adjunct professor at Victoria University. James joins AIM as a lecturer specialising in music publishing.

“We are delighted to have Tracee and Ian join the AIM team, to continue to enhance the offering to our students and cement our role as Australia’s pre-eminent music school,” AIM chair Ed St John said in a statement.

“Both bring extraordinary industry insights to the table, providing enormous benefit to our students both directly and indirectly.”

Both new recruits will be based in Melbourne.

Hutchison and James are the latest appointments to AIM, with former Universal and Sony executive Tim Kelly joining the ranks earlier this month as its program director for arts and entertainment management.

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