Monotoca Music aims to support musicians to create and release their music through collaborative partnerships that celebrate diversity and recognise the strength of music and its ability to bring people together.

We aspire to support artists from diverse backgrounds, building long term relationships that recognise the importance of music as a form of expression that celebrates language and culture.

Artistic directors Jodie Kell, Clarence Playford and Annastasia Lucas have a commitment to correcting imbalance through conscious effort to involve women in all aspects of music production and promotion. In this way we aim to provide opportunities for creatives to work with talented women in recording, performance, promotion and management.

As producers we work closely with artists to meet their needs and create a comfortable space so the creativity can flow with the least amount of pressure. In today’s music industry, we aim for flexibility enabling our services to shape shift for the diversity of artistic approaches and workflows.

We acknowledge that we are working on Aboriginal land, that was never ceded. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.


session musicians

Yes yes, if you would like session musicians we have them. We have some amazing musicians from brass sections to some phat hip-hop beats, vocals to any drum sound you’d like. All these musicians play regularly in touring and local bands and could bring something to live performances or recordings.
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release plans/ distribution

We can support you to release and promote your music, including distribution to any music platform ( youtube, Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple music), promotion through radio stations, music video production and APRA/AMCOS copyright information.

band management

We aim for understanding and flexible management for artists and bands in all circumstances, focusing on touring and project management.

mixing and mastering and music production

The Monotoca team offers professional music production services from recording, mixing and mastering. We can help you produce your desired sound, or work with your tracks to master them for release, catering for a range of styles, hip-hop, folk, rock and soul. We focus on solid communication and an encouraging ethic. We also have expertise in noise reduction working with field recordings.

Clarence Playford

Clarence has been in the music industry for a number of years as a musician, event and festival organiser, producer and mixing / mastering engineer. He has built his career from the ground up in a grassroots style with not only the drive to expressively create but also a huge passion for the technical, industry, events and cultural side of things.

Jodie Kell

Jodie Kell has extensive experience in cross cultural project management. She manages the Ripple Effect Band and has a strong connection with the Northern Territory of Australia. Jodie is a multi-instrumentalist and as such she understands a range of audio tracking and mixing. She is a strong advocate for women in music and acts as a mentor for a range of younger women rising up in the music industry.

Annastasia Lucas

Annastasia started off in the music industry through performing in large bands. From this musical background she now is experienced in recording, producing, audio mixing and working as a session musician.