Paul Mason has been the Director of Music at the Australia Council since 2009. During this time he has overseen the creation of a range of programs including the Nashville Songwriter residency, targeted funding for record labels and a range of partnerships with industry organisations such as APRA and the PPCA. Prior to the Australia Council he worked in broadcasting, with both the ABC and the community broadcasting association where he established the Amrap initiative. He’s also held board positions with Music Australia (then MCA), FBi 94.5 and MusicNSW.