Ian James has been the Managing Director of Mushroom Music Publishing for the past 27 years. Mushroom Music Publishing is the most successful independent music publisher in Australia and represents many of the most prominent songwriters in Australia and New Zealand.

He is also the Deputy Chairman of Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) and Chairman of the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society. Prior to joining Mushroom Music, he was at APRA for 10 years, managing the Licensing Department and the Southern Region office. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Psychology) from the University of New South Wales.

Appearances in the media

Interview on 774 ABC Melbourne

Areas of expertise

  • Copyright law
  • International music business
  • music publishing

Contact details

Sarah Stewart
Executive Assistant
+61 (3) 9695 7832
+61 (3) 9695 7806