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Peanut Butter Wolf

Keynote Address
Thursday, 8 Sep, 10:00 AM

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Kim Gordon

Keynote Address
Wednesday, 7 Sep, 10:00 AM

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J Rocc

Keynote Address
Thursday, 8 Sep, 10:00 AM

Keynote Speaker
Jaddan Comerford

Keynote Address
Wednesday, 7 Sep, 2:00 PM

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A.B. Original (Briggs & Trials)

Keynote Address
Thursday, 8 Sep, 2:00 PM

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A.B. Original is the collaboration between Briggs (Album of the Year recipient at the National Indigenous Music Awards 2015) and Trials, ARIA Award winning producer for Drapht, Illy, Hilltop …
Position: Director & CEO
Web: www.weareunified.com
Twitter: @WAUnified
Jaddan Comerford is the founding owner of UNIFIED, one of Australia's fastest growing independent companies. UNIFIED is a music company that provides a range of services including management, …
Kim Gordon has been writing and performing experimental rock music for more than three decades, in addition to her work as a visual artist, writer, and designer. …

J Rocc

Stones Throw

One of the original turntablists, J. Rocc founded the Beat Junkies in 1992 with Melo-D and Rhettmatic, but has done just as much on his own as in a group setting. …

Peanut Butter Wolf

Stones Throw

Position: Founder
Web: www.stonesthrow.com
Twitter: @twitter.com/pbwolf
Peanut Butter Wolf got his start in the early 90’s as the DJ/producer for Charizma in San Jose, CA until December 1993 when Charizma lost his life at the age of 20. …
Chit Chat was keyboardist, producer and founding member of Machine Gun Fellatio co-writing/producing many of their hits including ‘Rollercoaster’ and ‘Unsent Letter’. …
Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu is a Yolngu performer hailing from Arnhem Land with a deeply resonant voice and musical sensitivity to match. …

KUCKA

 

Web: www.iamkucka.com
Twitter: @iamkucka
KUCKAa has settled into a zone that meshes alt-R&B vocal stylings with endearingly electronic production. Over the past twelve months, KUCKA has released her ‘Unconditional EP’, has gone …

Imran Ahmed

XL Recordings

Position: Head of A&R
Web: xlrecordings.com
Twitter: @XLRECORDINGS
Imran is head of A&R at XL Recordings. Now located in Los Angeles, Imran’s career in music began in journalism at legendary British magazine the New Musical Express, before he moved into …

Dom Alessio

triple j

Position: Host of Home & Hosed
Web: www.triplej.net.au/homeandhosed
Twitter: @domalessio
Dom Alessio is a broadcaster, writer and - occasionally - a DJ. For eight years he’s been the host of triple j’s Australian music show 'Home & Hosed', so he’s probably listened to more …

Matt Ash

Raw Power Management

Position: Director
Web: www.rawpowermanagement.com
As Vice President of Raw Power Management’s US operation Matt is at the helm of the UK company’s development in North America. Having previously been Marketing Director of the Blink-182 …

John Atkins

White Sky

Position: Partner, Senior Business Manager
Web: whitesky.com.au
Twitter: @whiteskymusic
Starting in 2009, White Sky was John’s first real job out of Uni. He started at the bottom and has grown with the company, learning all aspects of what we do first hand and in 2015 was …

Travis Banko

Laneway Festival / Lunatic Entertainment

Position: Co-Booker / Manager
Web: lanewayfestival.com
Twitter: @lanewayfest
Travis Banko splits his time in the music industry between artist management at Lunatic Entertainment working with acts such as Gotye, Chvrches, The Temper Trap and Dreller; booking / programming …

Paul Barclay

ABC RN

Position: Presenter / producer, Big Ideas
Web: www.abc.net.au/rn/bigideas
Twitter: @rnbigideas
Paul Barclay is a Walkley Award winning journalist and broadcaster. He is currently the presenter and producer of Big Ideas on ABC RN. He was previously presenter of the national talkback …

Eve Barlow

Freelancer

Position: Journalist
Web: evebarlow.contently.com
Twitter: @eve_barlow
Eve Barlow is a freelance journalist and broadcaster based in Los Angeles. Born in Scotland, Eve's first foray into the music industry was via a blog about local music written from her bedroom. …

Olivia Bartley

Olympia

Position: Artist
Web: www.olympiamusic.com.au
Twitter: @olympiamusic
"Olivia Bartley is a rare bird. A commanding performer, singer, multi-instrumentalist – you name it – her debut album as Olympia is a rich realisation of a leftfiled vision" Rolling Stone (4. …

Becc Bates

South Australian Music Development Office

Position: Arts South Australia
Web: www.mdo.sa.gov.au
Twitter: @MDO_SA
Becc is Creative Development Manager of the South Australian Government’s Music Development Office (MDO). The MDO links artistic and industry development, through resources of the Department …

Alex Becket

Creative Artists Agency

Position: Agent
Web: touring.caa.com
Alex Becket is a Music Agent at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Becket works in the Los Angeles company headquarters and represents many of Australia’s …

Jess Beston

Tiny Monster - Artist Management & Development

Position: Founder/Director
Web: www.tinymonster.com.au
Jess Beston is Founder/Director of boutique music business “Tiny Monster”, specialising in Artist Management and Artist Development/Strategy/Radio for independent emerging artists within …

Vanja Bezbradica

Remote Control Records

Position: Digital Accounts Manager
Web: www.remotecontrolrecords.com.au
Vanja is the Digital Accounts Manager at Remote Control Records and works on digital campaigns for King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Grimes, Queens of The Stone Age, Jamie xx, Lapsley, …

Matt Bird

White Sky Royalty Accounting

Position: Partner, Senior Royalty Analyst
Web: whitesky.com.au
Twitter: @whiteskymusic
White Sky Royalty Accounting was still only a few months old when Matt joined Gerry McKenna to help handle the unexpected workload and bring even more royalties experience to the team. …

Alex Black

Big Deal Music

Position: Vice President, A&R
Web: www.bigdealmusic.com
Alex Black is based in Los Angeles at Big Deal Music where he works with a diverse roster including Methyl Ethel, Lucy Dacus, Amber Mark, and SWMRS. …

Guy Blackman

Chapter Music

Position: Co-Director & Artist Manager
Web: www.chaptermusic.com
Twitter: @chaptermusic
Guy Blackman is a musician, manager, journalist and co-director of Australian independent label Chapter Music (alongside partner Ben O'Connor). …
Over the past twelve years Sarah Blasko has established herself as one of the finest singer-songwriters in the country. Renowned for her impressive live shows, Sarah has sung to multitudes …

Jane Blondel

Songs for Children

Position: Director
Twitter: @janeblondel
Songs for Children began seven years ago, as a DJ night after Jane Blondel moved from the UK to Hong Kong and missed the indie scene. After a year it seemed natural to start bringing over …

Michelle Brown

4ZZZ Radio

Position: Station Manager
Web: www.4zzzfm.org.au
Michelle Brown has been a full time staff member at the iconic 4ZZZ Radio in Brisbane for nearly 8 years, 7 of which in a Station Management position. …
Position: Artist
Web: www.clairybrowne.com
Twitter: @clairybrowne
Clairy Browne's debut solo album "Pool" celebrates Clairy's love for R&B and pop music of all styles and eras. From its robust takedowns, to its big soulful ballads, to its pop rhythms …

Craig Bruce

craigbrucecoaching.com

Position: Director
Web: www.craigbrucecoaching.com
Twitter: @@cb_bruce
Craig was head of content at SCA for 5 years and also Head of Today network for 5 years.He was 2day program director 2004-05, responsible for Kyle and Jackie into breakfast. …

Alex Bruford

ATC Live

Position: Managing Director
Web: www.atc-live.com
After 10 years touring internationally and recording as an artist, plus periods of tour management, Alex started work as an agent at Reprise Agency. …

Marcy Bulkeley

Wild Card AV

Position: Music Director
Web: www.wildcardav.com
Twitter: @marcyb52
As the Music Director at Wild Card AV, Marcy was responsible for the music in the advertising campaigns for films such as 'Girl on the Train', 'BFG', 'Independence Day 2', 'The Martian', …

Laura Byrne

Made in Katana / The Scouted

Position: Director of Marketing & Strategy
Web: www.madeinkatana.com
Twitter: @madeinkatana
Laura Byrne is the Director of Marketing and Strategy at Made In Katana -- an independent creative studio who works closely with clients such as Optus, Foxtel, Entertainment One, triple …
Mikey got his start with Buzz Mag in 1997 but it wasn’t until he gave Inpress 20 Mentos sticks, his resume, and a Big Day Out A-Z Survival Guide that things started happening. …

Charles Caldas

Merlin BV

Position: CEO
Web: www.merlinnetwork.org
Charles Caldas is CEO of Merlin – the global digital rights agency for the world's independent label sector.

Merlin acts to ensure its members have effective access to new and …

Rob Cannon

Australian Institute of Music

Position: Head of Entertainment Management
Web: www.aim.edu.au
Twitter: @AIMsydney
Rob’s first brush with the music industry was as a guitarist and pianist in several bands in the UK. He started his career on the business side of the industry at Clive Davis’ J Records …

Christine Cao

The Windish Agency

Position: Agent
Web: www.windishagency.com
Twitter: @windishagency
Christine Cao is a Music Agent at The Windish Agency which, as one of the most internationally renowned independent booking agencies, recently partnered with Paradigm Talent Agency. …

Chris Carey

Media Insight Consulting

Position: CEO
Web: www.mediainsightconsulting.com
Twitter: @Musicecon101
Chris runs Media Insight Consulting, a boutique research agency specialising in Big Data analytics, consumer research and economic analysis. …
Position: Producer/Engineer/Multi-instrumental
Web: www.johncastle.com.au
John Castle came to local prominence with his production and arrangements on the multi-Platinum, ARIA winning debut album from Meagan Washington, ‘I Believe You Liar’. …
Simona Castricum is a Melbourne musician, DJ and producer. Her beat driven and textural music express experiences of gender non-conformity, emotional abandonment and isolation. …

Joanna Cave

Support Act

Position: Chief Executive
Web: www.supportact.org.au
Twitter: @supportactceo
Joanna is the Chief Executive of Support Act, Australia's only charity helping music pros in crisis. Jo has over 20 years CEO experience in charity and not-for-profit organisations in the …
Daniel Champagne - Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso - first picked up his instrument of choice as a five year old. …

Tim Charles

Ne Obliviscaris & Welkin Entertainment

Position: Manager, Violinist & Vocalist for Ne Obliviscaris; Head of Welkin Entertainment
Web: www.neobliviscaris.com.au
Twitter: @tc_neo
Tim Charles is a professional violinist, singer and entrepreneur. After more than 20 years of classical violin training he became somewhat distracted by the world of heavy metal and after …

Paige X. Cho

Bolster

Paige X. Cho is a Campaign Manager at Bolster Digital, Australia’s premier digital agency for music, events and entertainment. Recent campaigns Paige has worked on include digital advertising …

Jen Cloher

Milk! Records

Position: Label Manager
Web: www.milkrecords.com.au
Twitter: @milk_records
After graduating from acting at NIDA, Jen Cloher decided to make music. In 2006 she released her debut album 'Dead Wood Falls' garnering an ARIA nomination for Best Female Artist. …

Claire Collins

Bossy Music

Position: Director
Web: bossymusic.com
Twitter: @bossymusics
Claire Collins is the director of Bossy Music, a leading management & PR company based in Sydney. She manages the careers of D.D Dumbo, Art vs Science, and Kagu. …

Maggie Collins

BIGSOUND

Maggie Collins is a festival programmer, artist manager and radio broadcaster. She is the co-programmer for BIGSOUND in Brisbane, alongside Nick O’Byrne of Look Out Kid. …
Position: Producer & Engineer
Web: www.wayneconnolly.com.au
Wayne is a multi-ARIA Award winning engineer/producer. He has worked with Underground Lovers, Died Pretty, The Fauves, Grant McLennan, Custard, and You Am I. …

Jon Coombs

Secretly Publishing

Position: Managing Director
Web: www.scmusicpub.com
Jon Coombs is the Managing Director at Secretly Publishing. …

Julie Crabtree

Zebra Psychology

Position: Founder and Principal
Web: www.zebrapsychology.com
Twitter: @livingwithacreativemind
Julie is a psychologist with over twenty-five years experience living and working with musicians and other creatives. She has co-authored a book, "Living with a creative mind" which is …

Katie Cunningham

inthemix

Position: Editor
Web: www.inthemix.junkee.com
Twitter: @katiecunning
Katie Cunningham is the Editor of inthemix. She has toured with every major dance festival in the country, interviewed hundreds of artists and been selected to cover international events …

Paul Curtis

Consume / Valve

Position: Manager
Web: consume.com.au
Twitter: @valverecords
Paul has functioned under Consume/Valve moniker for over 25 years combining management, touring, record releases, venue/event booking, visual art etc. …

Emilie Davaine

A Gauche de la Lune

Emilie Davaine is a booking agent at A Gauche de la Lune Agency which, as one of the 10 biggest french independent booking agencies, produces French bands and books artists from all over the world. …

Oscar Dawson

Oscar Dawson

Position: Artist / Producer / Composer
Web: www.holyholymusic.com
Twitter: @holyholymusic
Oscar Dawson is an artist/producer from Melbourne. He co-founded Holy Holy with singer/songwriter Timothy Carroll. Critically acclaimed debut album 'When The Storms Would Come’ hit #11 …

Ben Dennis

Myriad Management

Position: Director
Web: www.myriadmgmt.com
Twitter: @bennisdennis
Ben Dennis AKA Bennis spends the majority of his time managing (baby sitting) Australian electronic duo Peking Duk, All round legend - Benson and upcoming singer/songwriter Matt Black. …

Sarah Deshita

Ismaya Live

Position: Asst. Brand Manager
Twitter: @SarahDeshita
Sarah handles all things Marketing for all Ismaya Live events, cementing Ismaya Live as a brand in the industry. From picking the name for their festival(s), to scouting bands from all over the world. …

Anthony Dever

Industry 5000

Position: Strategy Director
Web: www.anthonydever.com
Twitter: @anthonydever
Anthony Dever is the strategy director of Industry 5000 a consultancy that helps people take advantage of technology and creativity to make useful and unexpected products, experiences or content. …

Glenn Dickie

SOUNDS AUSTRALIA

Position: Export Music MacGyver
Web: www.soundsaustralia.com
Twitter: @SoundsAustralia
Before starting at SOUNDS AUSTRALIA as Export Music Producer Glenn worked at McDonalds, HMV, a bunch of bars, spent 12 years on radio at 3RRR in Melbourne 12 at EMI Music Australia (A&R/Promotions/Marketing). …

Cam Durnsford

PBS 106.7FM

Position: Music and Interviews Coordinator
Web: www.pbsfm.org.au
Twitter: @easeybudd
Cameron Durnsford has almost 10 years’ experience in community radio. He has volunteered at 4ZZZ Brisbane, and at Melbourne’s Triple R and PBS 106. …

Charlie Ellison

Rice Is Nice

Position: Label Manager & Head of Publicity
Web: www.riceisnice.net
Twitter: @riceisnice_rec
Rice Is Nice is an independent record label based in Sydney which aims to support and champion unique Australian artists. Since its inception in 2008, Rice Is Nice has signed and released …

Ben Eltham

Crikey

Position: Arts commentator
Web: www.crikey.com.au/author/beneltham
Twitter: @beneltham
Ben Eltham is a Melbourne-based writer and researcher. He is a Lecturer at Deakin University's School of Communications and Creative Arts, and is a prolific journalist and essayist in the …

Arlo Enemark

Xelon Entertainment

Position: Marketing & Promotions Manager
Web: www.xelonentertainment.com
Twitter: @watermelon__boy
Arlo has been at Xelon Entertainment for over 6 years. Working primarily with label clients like Sweat It Out and Onelove. Over the past year, he's been acquiring quality releases for …

Dana Erickson

Grandstand Media & Management

Position: Partner
Web: www.grandstandhq.com
Twitter: @GrandstandHQ
Dana Erickson went from studying oceans filled with sharks to working with a whole lot of them in the music biz. Scoring her dream job out of college with Pearl Jam's publicist, Dana went …

Emmy Feldman

Canvasback

Position: A&R Manager
Web: www.80n7.bandcamp.com
Emmy is the A&R manager at Canvasback/Atlantic in New York City, currently overseeing The War on Drugs, alt-J, Frightened Rabbit, Grouplove, The Orwells, and Adia Victoria. …

Melody Forghani

twnty three

Position: Director
Web: www.twntythree.com
Twitter: @twntythreemusic
Melody Forghani is the Director of twnty three, an independent artist management and publicity company based in Sydney, Australia. twnty three manages Vallis Alps, and handles PR for musicians, …

Sebastian Freed

The Bowery Presents

Position: Talent Buyer
Web: www.bowerypresents.com
Sebastian has been a talent buyer for The Bowery Presents since 2011. He initially booked Mercury Lounge and began booking Rough Trade NYC when it opened in 2013. …

Chad Gillard

Future Classic

Position: Co-Director
Web: www.futureclassic.com.au
Twitter: @futureclassic
Chad Gillard has worked at Future Classic since it first began in 2004 and in recent years became a co-director of the company alongside Nathan McLay. …

Angela Glaister

Sweat It Out Pty Ltd

Position: Head of Publishing
Web: www.sweatitoutmusic.com
Twitter: @sweatitoutmusic
Angela has been working in publishing for 20 years and heads up the Sweat It Out Publishing Arm for Sweat It Out Label. includes artists such as RUFUS, What So Not, Yolanda Be Cool, Indian Summer. …

Stephen Goodhew

FBi Radio

Position: Music Director
Web: www.fbiradio.com
Twitter: @fbiradio
Having started in radio on an internship in 2009, Stephen Goodhew currently serves as Music Director at one of Australia's most respected outlets for local music - FBi Radio. …

Alastair Green

Maker Agency

Position: Director/Head Agent
Web: www.makeragency.com
Twitter: @makeragency
Alastair Green has helped nurture and build the careers of some of Australia’s most successful artists as a ten plus year veteran of the music industry. …

Stephen Green

SGC Media Group

Position: Managing Director
Web: www.sgcmedia.com
Twitter: @sgcnewmedia
Stephen Green is managing director of the SGC Media Group which umbrellas music marketing companies SGC, Title Track, Collision Course, Call & Response and Music Send. …
Position: Songwriter/Singer/Guitarist
Web: www.palmsmusic.net
Twitter: @palmsmusic
Al Grigg has been writing songs and playing in bands for over ten years and has had varying degrees of adventure playing with Palms, Red Riders, Straight Arrows and as a touring guitarist for Catcall. …

Mark Grose

Skinnyfish Music

Position: Managing Director
Web: www.skinnyfishmusic.com.au
Skinnyfish Music is a Darwin-based company which records and promotes the work of indigenous musicians. The fundamental philosophy behind this business is to empower indigenous Australians …

Maree Hamblion

Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Position: Joint Head Of A&R
Web: www.sontyatv.com
For 17 years at EMI, Maree was a major contributor to the creative vision of the company with key signings including The Presets, Ladyhawke, The Veronicas, The McClymonts, Jimmy Barnes and more. …

Sarah Hamilton

Ditto Music

Position: Australian Manager
Web: www.dittomusic.com
Twitter: @dittomusic
Sarah runs Ditto Music’s Australian office and helps independent artists distribute their music globally to platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, Shazam and heaps of others. …

Catherine Haridy

Catherine Haridy Management

Position: Director
Web: www.catherineharidy.com
Twitter: @CathHaridyMgt
Catherine Haridy decided to make the move from labels to full-time artist management ten years ago, and founded the friendly empire. At present, Catherine Haridy Management’s (CHM’s) stable …

Tom Harris

White Sky

Position: Managing Director / Founder
Web: whitesky.com.au
Twitter: @whiteskymusic
Tom started White Sky in 2002 working out of his bedroom. His first client was the Melbourne indie record label ‘Rubber Records’. Working at Rubber gave Tom the opportunity to meet people …

Craig Hawker

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia

Position: Head of A&R/Creative
Web: www.sonyatv.com
Twitter: @sonyatvaus
Craig is the Head of A&R/Creative of Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia. He is also a patron of the Australian Music Prize (AMP) and runs his own independent label Eloper Music. …

Kate Hennessy

Freelance

Position: Freelance journalist
Web: www.smallestroom.com.au
Twitter: @smallestroom
Kate’s music and arts criticism runs in The Guardian, ABC Arts, Fairfax, Australian Book Review, Noisey, The Wire and The Quietus. Kate appears on ABC TV and has spoken at Vivid Ideas, …

Frank Henry

Brisbane City Council

Position: Manager Pollution Policy
Frank is from Brisbane. He was a musician during the late 80’s and early 90’s before he sold out and got himself a science degree, a hair cut and a government job. …

Thomas Heymann

Pandora

Position: Head Of Artist & Industry Relations ANZ
Web: www.pandora.com
Twitter: @pandora_radio
Thomas is a digital music marketing and distribution executive with over 30 years’ experience in the music industry worldwide and describes himself as a digital music subscription pioneer …

Lawson Higgins

The Royalty Network, Inc

Position: Head Of Creative
Web: www.roynet.com
Twitter: @RoynetMusic
Lawson is the Head Of Creative at an independent music publishing company, The Royalty Network, Inc, based in New York and Los Angeles. …

Tim Hollo

Green Music Australia

Position: CEO
Web: www.greenmusic.org.au
Twitter: @greenmusicau
Tim Hollo is a musician and environmentalist, founder and CEO of Green Music Australia, and member of FourPlay String Quartet. He has performed in venues and festivals across Australia …

Sean Horton

Red Bull Sound Select

Position: International Curator Manager
Web: www.redbullsoundselect.com
Twitter: @rbsoundselect
Born and raised in the Detroit area Sean began his musical career working at an import record store at the height of the Detroit Techno phenomena. …
Position: Music Director/Operations Manager/Announcer
Web: www.nova1069.com.au/confidential-nova-brisbane
Twitter: @george_86
Georgina Ingham-Myers is Music Director of Nova 106.9 in Brisbane. She started her radio career as an on-air announcer with Nova Perth before moving into Music at Nova Brisbane and in 2014, …

Zac Ives

Goner Records

Position: Co-Owner
Web: www.goner-records.com
Twitter: @gonerrecords
Zac Ives is co-owner of Goner Records, an independent record label and shop based in Memphis, TN. They have released well over 100 records, including albums by Eddy Current Suppression …
Position: Manager
Web: www.amrap.org
Twitter: @amrapsairit
Chris Johnson has been a radio and new-media executive for over a decade. He manages the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (Amrap) and is Head of Programs and Services at the Community …

Nicholas Jones

Tone Deaf

Position: Managing Director
Web: www.tonedeaf.com.au
Twitter: @tonedeaf_music
Nicholas Jones is the co-founder and Managing Director of Tone Deaf - a forward-thinking music company with divisions in media, venues, festivals and events, as well as a creative agency. …

Lachlan Kanoniuk

FasterLouder

Position: Editor
Web: fasterlouder.junkee.com
Twitter: @LACHLANKANONIUK
Recently appointed editor of leading Australian music website FasterLouder, Lachlan Kanoniuk has already overseen sharp increases in both fastness and loudness, concurrent with a stunning …

Sally Kellaway

Zero Latency VR

Position: Snr Audio Designer
Twitter: @soundsbysal
Sally Kellaway is the Senior Audio Designer for Zero Latency, a Melbourne-based VR developer that hosts free-roam roomscale VR games for 6+ players, with additional sites opening worldwide this year. …

Tim Kelly

Inertia

Position: Managing Director
Web: www.inertiamusic.com
Twitter: @inertiamusic
Tim Kelly is Managing Director at Inertia Music. Inertia are one of Australia’s leading independents offering full label services suite. …

Joel King

Music Feeds

Position: General Manager
Web: www.musicfeeds.com
Twitter: @musicfeeds
Joel is the founder of Music Feeds, Australia's largest music news website. In 2014 he successfully sold the business to American media company Evolve Media LLC. …

Mitch Knox

theMusic.com.au

Position: Digital Editor
Web: www.themusic.com.au
Twitter: @mitchables
A lifetime lover of music, Mitch started writing for The Music (before it was a website, or even The Music) as a bright-eyed and exceedingly naive intern in 2009. …

Dalse Yoon-Young Kong

Zandari Festa

Position: Executive Director
Web: www.zfesta.com
Twitter: @ZandariFesta
Kong Yoon-Young is a music director since 1998, he worked two years as an instructor at Dong-ah Institute of Media and Art and he’s the executive director of Zandari Festa since 2012. …

Siobhan Kranz

Mushroom Promotions

Position: National Publicity & Artist Relations Manager
Web: www.mushroom.com
Twitter: @MushroomGroup
Siobhan is a national publicity manager for the Mushroom Group, Australia’s largest independent music company. Working in the worlds of new media and community radio; she spends her days …

Jared Kristensen

Ticket Squad

Position: CEO & Co-founder
Web: www.ticketsquad.com
Twitter: @jaredkristensen
Jared Kristensen is a former concert promoter now tech entrepreneur.

Currently he is CEO & Co-founder at Ticket Squad, a marketing platform for events, which helps event organisers …

Kavisha Kuruk

White Sky

Position: Business Manager
Web: whitesky.com.au
Twitter: @whiteskymusic
After graduating from Monash Uni with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance), Kavisha worked for a tax firm for 5 years and then as the Financial Controller at a magazine publishing company. …

Steve Lacy

LEADING TEAMS

Position: Facilitator
Web: www.leadingteams.net.au
Twitter: @Leadingteams
Steve Lacy hails from the home of Spiderbait, Finley NSW. He now lives in South Australia with his beautiful wife Airlie. Before joining Leading Teams, Steve worked in Sydney for the social …

Brodie Lancaster

Freelance

Position: Writer
Web: www.brodielancaster.com
Twitter: @brodielancaster
Brodie Lancaster is a writer, critic and editor from Melbourne. She is the editor of Filmme Fatales, a zine about women and cinema, and a senior editor at The Good Copy, a writing studio …

Mike Landers

White Sky

Position: Business Manager
Web: whitesky.com.au
Twitter: @whiteskymusic
Mike got his foot in the door at White Sky in 2013, working the odd day here or there, as he impressed his co-workers at every new challenge, eventually taking up a full-time position with …

Tom Larkin

SIGNAL Agency Group / The Studios In The City / Homesurgery MGMT

Position: Founder / Owner
Web: www.signalagencygroup.com
Twitter: @SIGNAL_agency
Tom Larkin has been a career musician for the past 28 years, as the founding member of the NZ born, trans-Tasman rock band, Shihad.

Based in Melbourne since 2003, He has forged …

Phil Larsen

Prettygreat

Position: Managing Director
Web: www.prettygreat.com
Twitter: @Phillarsen
Phil Larsen is co-founder and Managing Director at Prettygreat, a new development studio based in Brisbane creating remarkable mobile, PC and console games for a global audience. …

Nikita Lavrinenko

Paper and Iron Booking Co.

Position: Founder / Agent
Web: www.paperandironbooking.com
Twitter: @paperandiron
After gathering experience in a variety of independent businesses such as a label, distribution, a record store, concert promotion and as a touring musician, Nikita Lavrinenko has co-founded …

Regan Lethbridge

Lemon Tree Music / 123 Agency

Position: Director
Web: www.lemontreemusic.com.au
Twitter: @lemontree_music
Regan wears two hats in the music industry as a manager and agent. He co founded management company Lemon Tree Music in early 2013, where he guides the careers of Tash Sultana, Pierce …

Shannon Logan

Jet Black Cat Music

Position: Owner
Shannon Logan is the owner and operator of niche record store Jet Black Cat Music in West End, Brisbane. Passionately specialising in alternative and independent music, selling carefully …
Position: Video Übernerd
Web: www.jaymis.com
Twitter: @jaymis
Jaymis, is a video director and creative technology ubergeek based in Brisbane, Australia.

He likes to grab technology in one hand, art in the other, and then smoosh them together …

Lachlan Macara

triple j Unearthed

Position: Executive Producer
Web: www.triplejunearthed.com
Twitter: @lachiebalboa
Lachie Macara has been in radio for over 10 years with stints at FBi, ABC regional and triple j. He's currently Executive Producer of triple j Unearthed, a website/radio station/music loving …

Jeremy Maciak

Vagrant Records / BMG

Position: Head of A&R
Web: www.vagrant.com
Jeremy Maciak is Head of A&R for Vagrant Records and has enjoyed working with such acts as The 1975, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, PJ Harvey, AlunaGeorge, Bad Suns, James Vincent …

Stu MacLeod

RTRFM 92.1

Position: General Manager
Web: www.rtrfm.com.au
Twitter: @RTRFM
RTRFM is The Sound Alternative: an independent, non-profit community radio station that provides an alternative voice for Perth through innovative music and talks programming. …

Ivano Maggiulli

Brace Yourself PR

Position: Director
Web: www.braceyourselfpr.com
Twitter: @braceyourselfpr
Based in London and New York. Brace Yourself PR was formed in 2013 with the idea of creating an international company to represent acts across different countries for every aspect of their …
Position: Publicist
Web: www.danimarsland.com
Twitter: @danimarsland
Dani is the Head Publicist at Pilerats, in W.A., where she manages PR for the Pilerats Records Label and Management roster, and clients of Pilerats’ creative agency, Made in The Pile. …

Paul Mason

Australia Council for the Arts

Position: Director Music
Web: www.australiacouncil.gov.au
Twitter: @paulvmason
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 new programs including the Nashville Songwriter …

Sarah Mason

Today Show / Channel Nine

Position: Entertainment Producer
Web: www.9now.com.au/today
Twitter: @TheTodayShow
Sarah studied Journalism at the Queensland University of Technology and since then has worked as the Music Director for London’s number one commercial radio station at the time ‘Magic’, …

Andrew Mast

The Music/theMusic.com.au

Position: Group Managing Editor
Web: www.themusic.com.au
Twitter: @themusiccomau
Andrew Mast has been at the editorial helm of The Music group (Street Press Australia) for 15 years. As Group Managing Editor he now oversees all content for both digital and print platforms …
Lindsay McDougall is that guy you kind of remember from the radio. You know, the one who asked all the annoying questions, no not that one; that one. …
Position: Talent Producer/Booker
Talent Producer and Booker Paige McGinley has booked thousands of guests (specifically music talent) across Australian radio and television for 25 years. …

Tyler McLoughlan

The Sound Pound

Position: Music Licensing Agent
Web: www.thesoundpound.com
Tyler McLoughlan founded The Sound Pound in 2011 after returning from London as a music licence broker with Ricall and seeing an opportunity to represent independent artists and composers …

Aaron Miller

Arts & Crafts

Position: Artist / Programming Manager
Web: www.arts-crafts.ca
Twitter: @artsandcrafts
Aaron is an artist manager and promoter from Arts & Crafts in Toronto, Canada. He manages The Darcys, River Tiber and Charlotte Day Wilson. …

Millie Millgate

SOUNDS AUSTRALIA

Position: Executive Producer
Web: www.soundsaustralia.com.au
Twitter: @Soundsaustralia
As Executive Producer for SOUNDS AUSTRALIA, Millie is responsible for the roll out and representation of the Australian music industry at key international music events, including SXSW, …

Rich Moffat

Way Over There

Rich has booked early tours for the White Stripes, Blink-182, QOTSA and Beck at venues, including the first ever Australian show by The Pixies; at festivals he has booked Kings of Leon, …

Rev. Moose

Marauder

Position: Co-Founder
Web: www.maraudergroup.com
Twitter: @notreallymoose
Rev. Moose stands at the forefront of developing artists and organizations from around the world. His recently launched boutique marketing firm, Marauder, customizes long-term strategies …

Graham Muir

We Are Unified / 24Hundred Store

Position: Head Of Merchandise & Operations
Web: www.24hundred.net
After 5 years in mens fashion working in e-commerce, digital marketing and in-house production Graham joined the We Are Unified team with the goal of heading up the 24Hundred D2C offering …

Chris Murray

Falcona

Position: Director
Web: www.falcona.com.au
Chris is the Co-Founder and Director of management and booking agency Falcona - responsible for a wide variety of artists including Alison Wonderland, DMA’S, Hayden James, Hot Dub Time …

Lars Murray

Pandora

Position: Senior Vice President, Music Makers Group
Web: www.pandora.com
Twitter: @larsmurray22
In July 2014, Lars joined Pandora to help further leverage its scale and unique technology to create new opportunity and value for artists, labels and the entire music ecosystem. …

Lauren Murray

William Morris Endeavour

Position: Agent
Web: www.wmeentertainment.com
Lauren Murray is an Agent in WME’s music division. Based in the Sydney office, Murray works with a variety of artists including George Maple, Marlon Williams, Tiny Little Houses, Julia …

Katie Noonan

Queensland Music Festival

Position: Artist/Artistic Director
Web: katienoonan.com
Twitter: @KTNoonan
Katie Noonan’s technical mastery and pure voice makes her one of Australia’s most versatile and beloved vocalists. A mother, singer, producer, songwriter, pianist and business woman, this …
Position: Content Director
Web: www.iheartradio.com.au
Twitter: @iHeartRadioAu
Brett Nossiter (Nozz) began his at TTT-FM Hobart (now Hit FM) in 1996 as an announcer, Music Director and Ass. Program Director.

In 2000 Nozz moved to Triple M Sydney working …

David O'Rourke

Nightlife Music

Position: CEO
Web: www.nightlife.com.au
Twitter: @nightlifemusic
David joined Nightlife in 2014, bringing a wealth of experience from previous roles in some of the fastest paced and innovative technology segments across Europe, Asia and North America. …

Dean Ormston

APRA AMCOS

Position: Head of Member Services Group
Web: www.apraamcos.com.au
Twitter: @apraamcos
Dean Ormston is Head of the Member Services Group for APRA AMCOS and oversees the company’s Membership, Distribution, International and Marketing & Communications portfolios. …

Jacinta Parsons

Double J/ABC

Position: Assistant Music Director Double J/ABC Local Radio
Jacinta is the Assistant Music Director at Double J/ ABC Local Radio and works with the Double J team to program music for the Local Radio network across Australia and is the host of ‘The …

Vanessa Picken

Comes With Fries

Position: Director
Web: www.comeswithfries.com
Twitter: @_comeswithfries
Vanessa Picken, the Founder and Director of Comes With Fries, is Van by name and is a vanguard by nature. Her modular digital agency provides professional services and expertise to those …

Jim Pitt

Conan

Position: Music Segment Producer
Web: www.teamcoco.com
Twitter: @jimpitt13
For 25 years Jim Pitt has booked music guests for US late night TV shows. At Saturday Night Live he had highs (network TV debut of Nirvana) and lows (Sinead O'Connor tearing up a picture …

Johann Ponniah

I OH YOU

Position: Founder/Director
Web: www.iohyou.com
Twitter: @iohyouforever
Johann founded the music brand I OH YOU back in late 2009 when he and his housemates started throwing house parties to pay off utility bills. …

Tim Price

Collision Course

Position: Partner/Publicist
Web: www.collisioncourse.com.au
Twitter: @collisionpr
Things that take up Tim Price's brainspace and time: Australian heavy / alternative / oz prog music mid-90s to now and perhaps at times over zealously spruiking them; an encyclopedic knowledge …

Rebecca Reato

Deathproof Presents

Position: Co-founder/ Publicist
Web: www.deathproofpresents.com.au
Twitter: @deathproofpr
Rebecca is a publicist and co-founder of Deathproof PR - a publicity agency working with local and international bands, promoters, comedians, brands and record labels to ensure that the …

Jodie Regan

Spinning Top Music

Position: Director
Web: www.spinningtopmusic.com
Twitter: @spinning_top
Discovering young locals Mink Mussel Creek led to the beginning of Jodie Regan’s management career and the wild ride she would go on with Tame Impala. …

Kirsty Rivers

Creative Victoria

Position: Manager, Contemporary Music
Web: www.creative.vic.gov.au
Twitter: @kirstyrivers
Kirsty is responsible for the Victorian Government's new $20.2 Million Music Works program. This program is a mix of funding, support and incentives across the industry including a Hall …

Josh Roth

Superfly

Position: Director, Programming
Web: www.superf.ly
Twitter: @superfly
Josh Roth is Director of Programming at Superfly, a creative experience company and co-creators of the iconic Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and Outside Lands. …

Katie Rynne

Select Music

Position: Agent
Web: www.selectmusic.com.au
Twitter: @katierynne
Katie Rynne is a booking agent at Select Music, a Sydney based agency. She represents a roster that includes The Preatures, Japanese Wallpaper, Montaigne, All Our Exes Live In Texas, and …

Jon Salter

ATO Records

Position: General Manager
Web: www.atorecords.com
Twitter: @atorecords
Jon Salter has lead ATO as the General Manager since 2010, and oversees A&R, marketing & sales, and business operations. A 20-year veteran in the music industry, Salter has worked in nearly …
Position: Artist
Web: www.onepagelink.com/catherinesatour
For Catherine Satour, music is in her blood, having played her first gig at 9 years old with her father Bunna Lawrie and his legendary band Coloured Stone. …
Position: Music Editor
As Music Editor for Spotify Australia and New Zealand, Alicia works as part of a team of 50 global curators who have created over 4,500 playlists (including staples like Today's Top Hits, …

Cameron Schaefer

Vinyl Me, Please

Position: Head of Music & Label Relations
Web: www.vinylmeplease.com
Twitter: @cjschaefer
Cameron Schaefer is the head of music and label relations for Vinyl Me, Please. An early member of the team, company co-founders hired him after stumbling across the music blog he'd been …

Elly Scrine

Huntly

Elly Scrine is a self-managed and independent artist in the Melbourne electronic trio Huntly, a PhD Candidate at the University of Melbourne, and on the board of directors for feminist …
When Jonno was 17, he spied Dave Grohl having a milkshake at a cafe on Bondi Beach. This is unbelievable, he thought, and ran back to his house to get something for the legend to sign. …

Roger Shepherd

Flying Nun Records

Roger Shepherd is the founder of Flying Nun Records, which he owned and managed throughout the 1980s and 90s, and with which he is still associated. …

Tim Shiel

Spirit Level

Web: www.timshiel.com
Twitter: @timshiel
Tim Shiel is a musician, radio broadcaster and co-founder of Spirit Level, an independent music label based in Melbourne. He is currently the host of 'Something More', a radio show devoted …

Jackie Shuman

Good Ear Music Supervision

Position: Music Supervisor
Web: www.goodear.tv
Jackie Shuman is a music supervisor at the bi-coastal curation company Good Ear Music Supervision, known for their award-winning work with Apple, Target, Google, Samsung, Nike, Nissan, …

Phil Silverstone

Eventbrite

Position: General Manager
Phil Silverstone is the General Manager of Eventbrite, the world's largest self-service ticketing platform. In his role Phil is responsible for the growth of the business in Australia and the region. …

Mark Smith

MusicNT

Position: Executive Director
Web: www.musicnt.com.au
Twitter: @musicnt
Mark is the Executive Director of MusicNT, the industry body supporting the growth and development of contemporary music in the Northern Territory. …

Micheal 'Miko' Smith

CAAMA Music

Position: General Manager
Web: www.caamamusic.com.au
Twitter: @caamamusic
Miko's introduction to the Australian music scene was in 1998 when the punk band he played the drums for was picked as a triple j Unearthed winner. …
Position: Organisational Consultant
Dr Chris Stevens is a registered psychologist who has worked as a therapist, academic and organisational consultant for over 25 years. His Doctoral research explored the nature and genesis …

Andrew Stone

Chugg Entertainment

Position: Head of Chugg Music
Web: www.chuggmusic.com
Twitter: @_andrewstone
Andrew Stone is the Head of Chugg Music, the Record Label and Management division of Chugg Entertainment.

Chugg Music is the management and Australian record label of Sheppard, …

Jessica Strassman

Columbia Records & StarTime International

Position: A&R Manager
Jessica Strassman is an A&R Manager for Columbia Records and Columbia Records imprint label, StarTime International. Based in NYC, Jessica works with a wide variety of artists, including …

Deb Suckling

SugarRush Music

Position: Director
Web: www.sugarrushmusic.com.au
Twitter: @SUGARRUSHRcrds
Deb Suckling has been involved with the music community for nearly 20 years. She started off as singer/songwriter in various bands. Deb was the Program Manager at QMusic for almost 7 years, …

Chris Swanson

Secretly Group

Position: Co-Founder
Web: secretlygroup.com
Twitter: @thebedouin
Chris Swanson is a co-founder/partner in Secretly Group (which is composed of the American independent record labels Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, Numero Group, Secretly Canadian and publishing …

Andrea Szew

Szew Law Group

Web: www.szewlaw.com
Twitter: @szewlaw
Andrea Szew has been an attorney for over 18 years. In 2001 she opened one of the top immigration law firms in Los Angeles, now named Szew Law Group. …

Jennifer Taunton

Level Two Music/ Midnight Choir/ Nice Rights

Jen has worked at Level Two Music in Sydney for the last 11 years. She has supervised campaigns for major brands and feature films. Jen formed The Midnight Choir, a roster of Australia’s …

Sharna Taylor

Caloundra Music Festival

Position: Manager
Web: www.caloundramusicfestival.com
Twitter: @caloundrafest
Optimistic dreamer, environmental believer. Natural habitat - engulfed in music. Seasonally incarcerated in an office to create festival goodness. …

Marcus Teague

Freelance

Position: Journalist and Editor
Twitter: @marcusteague
Marcus is a freelance writer and music critic. He was a co-founder and editor of Mess+Noise and TheVine.com.au, and is a regular contributor to Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Age, Broadsheet, …

Edwin Tehrani

New World Artists

Position: Agent
Web: www.newworldartists.net
Twitter: @newworldartists
After graduating from Sydney University with a Masters in Digital Media, Edwin started his own booking agency and shortly after, was head hunted by New World Artists booking agency. …

Taylor Testa

Universal Music Publishing Group

Position: Sr. Manager, Creative
Web: www.umpg.com
Taylor Testa is an LA based A&R at Universal Music Publishing Group. Having held A&R positions at Sony/ATV and Virgin Records, her knowledge of the recorded music industry as a whole has …

Ella Thompson

Artist

Ella Thompson is an energetic songwriter; a rich and powerful vocalist who uses her talents to give listeners their own perception of self. …

Jamie Timony

These New South Whales

Position: Band Member / Vocalist / Songwriter / Frontman / Workhorse
Web: www.thesenewsouthwhales.com
Twitter: @thesenswhales
Jamie Timony aka The Workhorse is the frontman of self proclaimed buzz band and Newcastle punk outfit THESE NEW SOUTH WHALES. A true artist, born performer and modern day poet, The Workhorse …

Samantha Torres

NSW Department of Justice

Position: Deputy Secretary, Justice Services, Arts & Culture
Web: www.justice.nsw.gov.au
Samantha is responsible for the service delivery units of the Justice Cluster (including the Anti-Discrimination Board, Births Deaths and Marriages and Victims Services), as well as Arts …

Roman Trystram

Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Position: Agent
Web: www.Touring.CAA.com
Twitter: @romantrystram
Roman Trystram is a Music Agent at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Roman works in the London office and represents many of the world’s leading artists, …

Chloe Turner

LISTEN

Position: Coordinator
Web: www.listenlistenlisten.org
Twitter: @listenau
Chloe is a founding board member of LISTEN, co-founder and director of affiliated record label LISTEN Records, full time operations / marketing administrator for Music Victoria and artist …

Jacek Tuschewski

Mighty Games

Position: Senior Audio Director
Web: www.lamaic.com
Twitter: @Lamaic
Jacek Tuschewski is Audio Director, Sound Designer, and Producer for Mighty Games Group and Torus Games. He is also co-founder of League of Geeks. …

Bruce Tweedie

Music Mill

Position: Managing Director
Web: www.musicmill.com.au
Twitter: @bruce_tweedie
Bruce Tweedie is Managing Director of Music Mill, one of Australia’s leading music supervision companies. Music Mill has been in the business for over 16 years, helping agencies and brands …

Emily Ulman

The Toff in Town / The Gasometer Hotel

Position: Venue Booker
Web: www.thetoffintown.com
Twitter: @millylala
Emily Ulman has over 15 years of experience in booking venues, performance, managing bands, managing venues and working as a freelance publicist. …
Victor misspent his youth working with great Australian post-punk bands of the time like the The Laughing Clowns, The Go-Betweens, Nick Cave, The Moodists, and The Scientists. …

Mark Vaughan

Atomic Soul

Position: Promoter/Partner
Web: www.atomicsoul.no
Mark is an Australian (from Melbourne), who moved to Norway 11 years ago and is a promoter and partner at one of Scandinavia´s largest live concert promoters, Atomic Soul. …

Jacqui Walter

Stage and Screen Travel

Position: Senior BDM
Web: www.stageandscreen.travel
Twitter: @StageTravel
A unique combination of travel expert and musician, Jacqui Walter brings over 22 years experience to the table.
As a founding member of independent folk pop trio Bluehouse, Jacqui …

Marco Walzel

Avocado Booking

Position: Co-Owner / Booking Agent
Web: www.avocado-booking.com
Marco Walzel is the co-owner of German based booking agency Avocado Booking, which he co-founded in 1996. He is the European agent for Australian bands such as Parkway Drive, The Amity …

Ollie Wards

triple j

Position: Content Director
Web: www.triplej.net.au
Twitter: @olliewards
As triple j Content Director, Ollie is responsible for how triple j looks and sounds wherever you find triple j content - on air, online and IRL. …

Myf Warhurst

Double J

Position: Presenter
Myf is a TV presenter, broadcaster, journalist and writer who currently hosts a daily show on ABC digital radio station Double J. She’s probably best known for her work as team captain …

Lochlan Watt

triple j / Thy Art Is Murder

Position: Host / Touring vocalist
Web: www.abc.net.au/triplej/racket
Twitter: @lochlanwatt
Lochlan Watt has been working and performing in the Australian music industry for over a decade. With a focus on metal and hardcore, he has worked for various venues, magazines, record …

Pixie Weyand

The Zoo

- Owner of "The Zoo" live music venue in Fortitude Valley Brisbane, Carbon Neutral, Vegetarian & Organic cafe Lost Boys & The Tree House Bar which is a naturally focused small bar. …

Simon Wheeler

Beggars Group

Position: Director of Digital and New Business
Web: www.beggars.com
Twitter: @afc99
Previously a musician, engineer, producer, remixer and promoter, Simon has been with The Beggars Group since 1990. Starting work with online distribution in 1997 - licensing the groups …

Meg Williams

Inertia

Position: Head of Promotions
Web: nertiamusic.com
Twitter: @inertiamusic
Meg Williams is Head of Promotions at Inertia Music, one of Australia's leading independent music companies. Previously she was co-director at Spark and Opus, Executive Director at Association …

Julia Wilson

Nice Rights / Midnight Choir / Rice Is Nice

Julia Wilson is a sync rep for catalogues Midnight Choir (USA) and Nice Rights (AUS / NZ) as well as running Rice Is Nice Records. …

Tom Wironen

Post Hoc Management

Position: Manager
Web: www.posthocmanagement.com
Tom Wironen has worked in Music Management for nearly a decade with artists such as The National, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Youth Lagoon, The Antlers, and more. …
Position: Artist
Web: www.emilywurramara.com.au
A 20 year old singer-songwriter from Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, Emily recently released her debut EP through Wantok Musik / MGM to much acclaim, with rotation on triple j …

Nick Yates

Unified

Position: Head of Artist Management
Web: www.weareunified.com
Twitter: @yateordie
Nick Yates currently works as the Head of Artist Management for Unified, one of Australia’s fastest growing independent music companies. …

Alex Young

Dew Process

Position: Head of Marketing
Twitter: @al___y
Alex started her career at independent music company Inertia in 2010, before moving across to their touring arm Handsome Tours as Marketing Manager in 2012. …

Matthew Young

King Parrot & Extreme Management Group

Position: Vocalist/Artist Manager
Web: www.facebook.com/kingparrotband
Twitter: @kingparrotband
After playing in many bands in the Melbourne music scene over a 20 year period, Matt Young has been able to fulfill his musical goals with current act King Parrot. …

Alex Zaccaria

Bolster

Alex Zaccaria is a Melbourne-based digital strategist obsessed with all things music and tech. He is co-director at Bolster Group along with brother Anthony; he also manages the White Sky …
Anthony Zaccaria is co-director at Bolster Group, along with his brother Alex. Bolster is an artist management, digital marketing and creative agency which specialises in music, events …

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