Dominic Cabusi

Workshop Teacher

Dominic Cabusi is a songwriter, producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and session musician who graduated from the AIM Bachelor of Music (Contemporary Performance) in 2014.

A professional Musician and Songwriter touring from the age of 14, he has seen bands (Ethix, Bleached Academy, Sound of Seasons, Levingstone, Sir Archer, Maari) perform to audiences of over 30,000, feature on TV shows such as Sunrise, Toasted TV and MTV, sign to agencies like Harbour Agency and play shows alongside acts like Tonight Alive, Mariana’s Trench and North East Party House. He has also worked as a Session Musician for Sony and Warner Music backing up Artists like Hayley Warner, Aston Merrigold, Paloma Faith and Nico & Vins. Dominic is also a frequent Bass Chair for Musicals and will be touring with the Australian Premiere of ‘Tina The Musical’ in 2023/2024. This role saw him play to 85,000 people in the NRL Grand Final of 2023.

Dominic is an established Composer, Producer and Songwriter working closely with fellow AIM Alumni Bronte Maree O’Neill in Film Composition, Songwriting and Publishing. Their songs have been featured on BBC World News, UKTV’s Channel W and Channel 7 among multiple international sync placements under KPM Music/Sony Music Publishing. Their film music has seen International Cinema and TV releases, streaming features on Prime Video and have hit Australian TV stations ABC and SBS as well as Cinemas Australia wide (Event Cinemas, HOYTS, Village, Dendy’s and more). With projects across Feature Film, TV, Short Film and Advertising, Bronte & Dominic’s duo (Maari Music) specialise in writing to brief; creating Soundtrack / Score combinations. Their largest project to date; ‘The Red Shoes: Next Step;’ featured an 11-song Original Soundtrack and Full Film Score. This film is now circulating in Cinemas internationally (Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Taiwan) with the Title track ‘Glow’ earning the duo a APRA AMCOS Screen Music Award nomination (a category graced by artists like Tim Minchin, Missy Higgins, Josh Pyke, Paul Kelly).

Dominic spends his time working in Composition, Songwriting and production at his Studio in Burwood, Performing Nationally in Bands and musicals and also Teaching Composition, Songwriting and Performance Short Courses at AIM.

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