Indie-Con Australia 2017 Conference Speakers

 

 

 

Alex Goatcher (KWL)
Alex started his career in 1992 at CERN, the high-energy physics research organisation working within the distributed computing infrastructure group as a software architect.  In 2000, Alex re-located to Singapore and founded Mikoishi Studios, a game development and publishing company that for a decade operated multi-player mobile games throughout APAC and the Americas.  

After exiting Mikoishi, Alex was approached to help with the launch of a number of music streaming services in APAC. During this time, Alex saw first-hand how the music industry was becoming more data-centric and in 2015 founded Know What’s Loved with the aim to help artists accelerate their careers and the industry reach new audiences through the power of data

 

 

 

 

Anthony Zaccaria (Bolster Music)
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 and entertainment. Bolster’s management arm oversees the careers of Fractures and Marcelo, as well as managing Loon Lake from early in their career until the five-piece recently called it a day.

The digital marketing team at Bolster takes a data-driven and analytical approach to online strategies with clients such as Laneway Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Groovin The Moo, Beyond The Valley, BIGSOUND, Future Classic, Remote Control, Caroline Australia, Sydney Comedy Festival and Openair Cinemas.

 

 

 

Amy Dietz (INgrooves)
Amy Dietz is a veteran player in the independent music and media business with a wealth of expertise in marketing, rights management, distribution and technology platform insights. In her role as EVP/GM at INgrooves, Amy oversees the day-to-day management of global operations ensuring that the company’s label and artist partners are provided with unparalleled customer service and best in class technology needed to successfully market, promote and monetize their music. Amy also serves on the board of A2IM and Music Business Association in the US.

 

 

Andrew Hayden 
(POISON CITY RECORDS)
Poison City was born in 2003 as a small DIY label run out of a spare bedroom in a Thornbury share house. Since then it’s grown into a record/ skateboard store in the heart of Fitzroy, as well as becoming one of Australia’s most prolific and well respected independent labels and currently home to acts like Camp Cope, Cable Ties, Clowns, Mere Women, Batpiss, The Bennies, Harmony and more. Poison City Records is also the label behind ‘Weekender Fest’ - a 3 day mini-festival held annually in Melbourne.

 

 

Ben Godding (AWAL/Kobalt)
Ben Godding is Marketing Director (Aus) for the world’s leading independent music services company, Kobalt Music Recordings. AWAL/Kobalt offers distribution and tools to help artists at every stage in their careers. It serves as a trusted partner to independent artists and labels globally, from new artists to global successes. 

Ben has wide-ranging experience in both UK and Australia (with EMI Music and Kobalt) having overseen successful international and domestic marketing campaigns for artists such as Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Coldplay, Sigur Ros, and Angus and Julia Stone. Ben also recently led the Australian launch of the AWAL App; an `industry first` app that showcases streaming data for artists.

 

 

Ben Martin (Golden Era Records)
Ben Martin is the label manager for Golden Era Records, an Adelaide based hip hop label founded/owned by Hilltop Hoods. Golden Era boasts a lineup of some of the best hip hop artists in the country including five time AIR Award 2017 Nominee A.B. Original.

Ben plays an integral role in the development and management of artists on the label, and is responsible for its marketing, A&R, social media, and merchandising.

Twitter.com/benmartian
Instagram.com/benmartian

 

 

BRIGGS (Artist)
BRIGGS is a powerhouse rapper and Bad Apples Music Founder/CEO who has created records that have made him a pioneer of the new wave of Australian hip-hop. His outspoken critiques of Australian culture have given a strong voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders nationally. 

Aa a multidisciplinary artist, BRIGGS is on your televisions starring in Cleverman, Charlie Pickering's The Weekly and Get Krackin, or reverberating through your turntables with his critically acclaimed albums both as a solo artist and as one half of the award winning duo, A.B. Original. 

 

 

 

Chris Maund (Mushroom Group Labels & Publishing)
Chris has 20 years’ experience in the Australian music industry. Having started his career as an artist lawyer he moved to the Mushroom Group where he held a split position of Managing Director of Ivy League Records (The Rubens, Cloud Control, The Vines) and Director of Legal & Business Affairs.

At the start of 2017 Chris was promoted to C.O.O of the Mushroom Group Labels (including Liberation, Liberator, Ivy League, I Oh You) and Mushroom Music Publishing, who jointly represent such acts as Vance Joy, Violent Soho, alt-J,Bliss n Eso and D.D Dumbo to name but a few.

 

 

 

Chris O'Neill (APRA)
Artist, advocate and Queensland industry stalwart Chris O’Neill has been committed to music for more than a decade. While he graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Music, it’s been his work on and off the stage that had built his profile and reputation.

An acclaimed drummer, Chris has written and performed with artists from just about every genre, made numerous records, and performed on stages around the country including major festivals such as Primavera, The Big Day Out and Splendour in the Grass. Chris is currently drumming for Robert Forster of the Go-Betweens.

Chris makes a daily contribution to supporting artists through his role at APRA AMCOS as National Manager – Writer Services, where he assists songwriters around the country navigate the complicated but critical world of copyright and royalties.

 

 

 

David Grice (Musitec)
David is the Co-Founder/MD Cognilitics, developing IoT infrastructure and platforms for cities and MD of Musitec.

David's career in the music and creative industries began as a touring musician, studio engineer, owner of a successful studio and duplication facility, University lecturer, venue manager and creator of The Depot for the Adelaide Fringe. David has broad experience in building successful global business from the ground up, is currently developing cutting edge technology through is company Cognilitics and is Managing Director of Musitec with a strong focus on emerging technologies, their positive and negative influences, and their application to current business practice.

 

 

Dylan Pellett (IMNZ)
Position: General Manager
Organisation: Independent Music NZ
Web: www.indies.co.nz
Twitter: @TheFirewarden


IMNZ is the trade association for New Zealand independent labels and a member of WIN, the Worldwide Independent Network. IMNZ produces the annual Taite Music Prize and the Going Global NZ conference. IMNZ has proudly provided assistance and music services to its members for 14 years. Dylan Pellett has worked across the New Zealand music industry for the last 20 years, in touring, music synchronisation, creative execution and a nine year stint at independent labels Flying Nun Records / Festival Mushroom Records.

 

 

Guy Blackman (Chapter Music)
Guy Blackman is a musician, music manager, journalist and co-director of long-running independent label Chapter Music. Chapter Music celebrates its 25th birthday in 2017 and has amassed a catalogue of over 150 releases by the likes of NO ZU, The Goon Sax, Twerps, Dick Diver and Laura Jean, plus reissues of Australian post-punk, Japanese folk, gay rock pioneers and 70s psychedelic heroes. With Chapter partner Ben O’Connor, Guy manages Twerps and The Goon Sax, and by himself manages Laura Jean. Guy is a solo musician, has played in groups Montero, Sleepy Township and Minimum Chips, and as a music journalist has written for the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and elsewhere.

 

 

Henry Compton (The Orchard)
As Director of Australia & New Zealand for The Orchard, a music, film & TV distribution company with a comprehensive list of label services, Henry Compton manages the company's activity in the region. His career covers many bases: Henry's work in warehouse and logistics management through retail sales, bookings & promotions, and artist publicity enabled him to learn the industry from the bottom up. He has handled label management, radio, acquisitions, retail & online marketing, artist management, strategy & planning across the board for companies such as Inertia and Other Tongues. Henry has also served as a Director on the AIR board. Find out more about The Orchard, which has a presence in over 30 global markets and is also a top-ranked YouTube Multi Channel Network, at www.theorchard.com.

 

 

James Limon (ABC Music)
James Limon is currently the Digital Manager of ABC Music, one of Australia's largest independent record labels. In this position, James is responsible for all areas of the digital business within the label, including marketing, promotion, communication and content creation. His role also includes accelerating the labels digital strategy, working with the wider team and artists to grow the digital reach of the business. In previous roles, James has managed each of Australia’s leading telco music download services (MIA International) and also held the position of Label Relations & Partnerships Manager for Digital Music Distribution Australia

 

 

Jay Mogis (QUT/Nightlife)
Jay is a doctoral researcher at QUT's Digital Media Research Centre and his research is guided by the Australian Research Council project: ‘Music Usage Metrics and the Future of the Australian Music Industry’. Jay works directly with major and independent record labels, publishers, collective management organisations and a number of key stakeholder industry associations on creating increasingly transparent usage data and analytics. He also works with B2B platform Nightlife Music who actively partner with the following businesses and organisations: Spotify, Google, Aopen, AIR, Open Music Initiative and Hydric Media.

 

 

Jen Cloher (Milk! Records/I Manage My Music)
Jen Cloher is a highly respected, ARIA and AMP nominated recording and performing artist and an outspoken artist advocate. She runs Milk! Records with partner Courtney Barnett and is also the founder of I Manage My Music.

 

 

Joanna Syme (Pieater/Hotel Motel Records)
Joanna Syme is a founding member of Australian duo Big Scary. The band has toured internationally and all around Australia, released three LPs, their second which won the Australian Music Prize (AMP), and have been nominated for multiple AIR Awards, ARIAs and Triple J Awards.

In 2013 the band and their manager created Pieater - a record label and artist management team, who have now had great success with the likes of #1 Dads and Airling. Not satisfied with one label, Joanna has now launched a second imprint Hotel Motel Records.

On top of label, management, recording and touring experience, Joanna has also worked in music publishing, music-development workshops, tour management and works at White Sky - an accounts and business management firm for the music industry.

 

 

Joe Alexander (Bedroom Suck Records)
He began life as a musician in Brisbane's hilly inner suburbs, drumming for bands like Per Purpose, Kitchen's Floor and Slug Guts. Many of these stints gave him an opportunity to tour overseas, where he crashed on numerous floors and couches and slowly started filling his address book with names, phone numbers and email addresses.

 This has now developed into the extensive network that Joe utilises to run his own independent label. Being constantly inspired by the sheer expanse of good music in Australia and internationally, the label seemed a natural conclusion. It is ultimately the people behind the music that inspire Joe; the smiling faces and incredible minds at work. 

Joe continues to play music, still spending many months of the year touring; only this time with new bands - Terrible Truths, Scott & Charlene's Wedding, and Free Time, to name a few. His label is now firmly rooted in the Melbourne music community, and has come to include management and booking services for many of his artists. It is considered an important incubator of Australian talent by his international contemporaries, and Bedroom Suck have continued to work with partner labels in the UK and US. Last year, Joe attended and spoke at both the BIGSOUND music conference in Brisbane and A2IM's Indie Week in New York, as well as AMIN's Release conference for 2015-16.

 

 

 

 

John Ferris (TMRW Music)
John Ferris is currently Head of Sync and Licensing at TMRW Music (formerly known as Ministry of Sound Recordings Australia). He’s been a sync specialist for 10 years, previously Head of Dance labels at Sony Music Australia for 8 years, Head of Labels at Inertia, consultant to Warner Music as well as DJ, Promoter, Radio Host and Dance Music industry advocate for all time.  Also currently positions as Chair of Apra - Club Music Advisory Group and member of Aria Club Chart Committee. Sync highlights include the current placement of The Potbelleez  ‘Don’t’ Hold Back’ on the Jeep campaign now in its 7th year, Kronic, Savage and Far East Movement ‘Push’ track on the The Fast And The Furious 8 Trailer and promo spots worldwide, PNAU’s Chameleon on SABMiller 2017 European Cider campaign.. A n R highlights being the first inside a major label signing significant local artists, djs and producers of dance and electronic music and the signing and success of The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, Underworld and many more..

 

 

Julia Wilson (Rice Is Nice)
Julia Wilson began her experience in the music industry over 10 years ago, working at record stores and as a music photographer. In 2003, Wilson began her publicity and label experience at Liberation / Ivy League Records. In 2007, she moved to Popfrenzy Records taking on the role of Publicist and Label Manager.

In 2008, Wilson started her own record label Rice Is Nice, which she continues to own and manage. 

Wilson also worked as a manager for 6 years (retiring in 2015) but still also works in music supervision at The Midnight Choir and Nice Rights.

 

 

Karl Richter (Level Two/DISCO)
Level Two Music is an Australian music supervision company with a team based across Mel/Syd/Auck/LA/London. In the market for over 15 years, the company’s work include film and TV across all networks and commercial work that spans the globe .

Recent Level Two credits include Lion, Offspring, Jasper Jones, Okja, Top of the Lake, Secret Daughter and the Wrong Girl. TV Commercial work include NAB, Telstra, Holden, Jetstar, AFL, Kmart, RACV, Ikea, McDonalds, SA Tourism, TAL, Fetch and Bonds.

Those years of music supervision provided the workflow template for  DISCO. DISCO is a software that helps music and media professionals transform the two core tasks they all share: managing music and media files, and collaborating with each other. Think of DISCO as bundling various aspects of Box/Dropbox, Itunes and Soundcloud functionality into one beautifully intuitive product built for the music industry.

In public beta for just over a year, DISCO was one of the winners at SF Music Tech 2016 and Finalist at Midemlab 2017. DISCO currently manages over 3.3 million copyrights across 5 continents for labels, publishers, supervisors, ad agencies, management and PR companies, artists and more..

 

 

Kate Mills (Native Tongue)
After a number of years spent as a management and touring assistant for Phil Stevens Management (John Butler Trio, The Waifs), Kate entered the world of music publishing in 2010. She is currently the licensing manager at Native Tongue Music Publishing where she is passionately involved in all aspects of synchronisation and licensing.

 

 

 

Katie Besgrove (Barely Dressed Records/Look Out Kid)
Katie Besgrove is the Founder and General Manager of Barely Dressed Records, a label she set up to run alongside Look Out Kid Management. She also looks after business affairs/legal for Look Out Kid and its roster. Prior to her work in management and label-land Katie worked as an entertainment lawyer at both Media Arts Lawyers and Studio Legal.

 

 

 

 

Lynne Small (PPCA)
Lynne Small has been with both the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Ltd (PPCA) and the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) since 1996.  Lynne has held a range of positions within those organisations, and is currently the General Manager.

Prior to joining PPCA Lynne spent almost 7 years at Festival Records.  She is a CPA, and holds an MBA from the AGSM. 

Lynne is also a Director of the industry based charity Support Act Limited, and has held the role of Treasurer since 1998.  Lynne has also been a Director of the Australian Copyright Council since 2013.

 

 

 

Marion Pennier-Briand (Google/YouTube)
Marion has been working at Google for 6 years - 3 years in Ireland and 3 years in Australia. She is a YouTube specialist with extensive experience helping partners advertise and promote their content on YouTube. Marion recently joined the Music Partnerships team where she manages labels and artists on YouTube and Google Play. Prior to Google, she worked for an IT Consulting company in Paris. Marion is passionate about Salsa and Bachata music, as well as all other South American music (Bossa Nova, Samba, Merengue, Tango, etc.).

 

 

 

Mark Butterworth (Google/YouTube)
Mark joined Google in 2013, managing music partnerships for both YouTube and Google Play in Europe and Asia-Pacific. He works day-to-day with labels, artists and managers to help optimise their presence on both platforms, helping artists get seen, heard and promoted. Prior to Google, Mark was Digital Music Director at MTV Networks in New York City and has previously worked at Sony Music in New York, Warner Music in London, and for an international law firm in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. His musical taste sits somewhere in the sweet-spot between David Bowie, Ryan Adams, and The Smashing Pumpkins circa 1995.

 

 

 

Matt Bird (White Sky)
Matt started his career in the music industry at Shock Records as a Royalties Admin Assistant. After a year in that role he was promoted to the label’s Royalties Manager position; overseeing all royalty statement production, AMCOS compliance as well as business analysis and management reporting, a job he held for the next 7 years.

Having played in bands since his teens, in 2012 Matt jumped at the chance to join the newly formed White Sky royalties division to better understand the world of royalties from an artists’ point of view. Having been there from the beginning, Matt has helped shape the business into what it is today and in 2016 was made a Partner in the firm.

 

 

Matthew Rogers (Unified Music Group) 
Matthew Rogers is the General Manager of Unified, one of Australia's fastest growing independent companies. As an entertainment lawyer he represented some of the most well known Australian labels and artists. Mat now oversees Australia’s largest artist management group, a suite of online merchandise stores, a record label group including UNFD, ONETWO, NLV Records and Hopeless Records and an award winning boutique publishing catalogue. Mat's passion for artists, music and the independent community is stronger than ever as he works with Australian artists both locally and internationally.

 

 

 

Maya Janeska (Unified Music Group)
Maya Janeska is the General Manager of independent record label UNFD: an artist-focused label noted for its innovative work with a number of inspiring artists across a broad spectrum of heavy music. The label is home to a number of Australian artists including Northlane and In Hearts Wake, and international artists ArchitectsBeartooth, While She Sleeps and Crossfaith. The label is widely known as Australia’s leading heavy music brand with a focus on developing heavy music around the world with offices in London and Los Angeles.

 

 

Merrida Sussex (Stolen Recordings)
Merida Sussex is the Managing Director of an award winning independent record label, Stolen Recordings, based in London. Established in 2005 and recognized for the quality and integrity of its products in the highly competitive and fast changing music industry, the label has grown from small beginnings to an internationally licensed brand in Europe, the US and Japan.  Stolen also has a publishing company, in partnership with Beggars Music. Merida was the lead singer in The Paradise Motel, which allows her to bring an invaluable perspective to the label, ensuring that personal artist development is always front of mind.

 

 

 

Natalie Walker (ABC Music)
Natalie Waller is currently the General Manager, ABC Music & Events, which heads up o
ne of Australia's largest independent record labels, ABC Music, along with ABC Music Publishing, ABC Audio (Spoken word) and ABC Events. Natalie has worked at ABC Music for over 19 years in various roles. Natalie’s previous roles have been  more business focused.

 

 

 

Nick O'Byrne (Barely Dressed/Look Out Kid)
Nick is the founder/director of Look Out Kid, an artist management company which guides the careers of Courtney Barnett, Sarah Blasko, Jen Cloher, Fraser A. Gorman and JarrowWith his partner Katie Besgrove he founded Barely Dressed Records in 2014. Between 2014 and 2016 Nick was the Executive Programmer of BIGSOUND and prior to that he was the General Manager of AIR. 

 

 

 

Paige X. Cho (Bolster Music)
Paige X. Cho is a Campaign Manager at Bolster Digital, working on digital strategy and advertising for music, events and entertainment. Campaigns that have crossed her desk recently include Splendour In The Grass, Queens of the Stone Age, Radiohead, London Grammar, Falls Festival, Laneway Festival, Flume, Beyond The Valley, Angus & Julia Stone, Tame Impala, Violent Soho and more.

Her work at Bolster Digital combines her previous work as a digital marketing strategist for lifestyle brands such as Australis and Tony Bianco, plus almost a decade of working in music across record labels, distributors and media.

 

 

 

Paul Pacifico (AIM)
Paul Pacifico is CEO of AIM, the Association of Independent Music in the UK which represents independent labels, digital distributers, label services companies and self-releasing artists amongst its 900 members. 

For two years prior, Paul was CEO of the UK’s Featured Artists Coalition (‘FAC’), the organisation in the music industry that represents the interests and rights of the Artists.

Paul was also the founding President of the International Artist Organisation (‘IAO’), which unites artist organisations from different countries to speak with one voice.

In his early career, Paul Pacifico spent almost 10 years in the City in banking and strategy consultancy before leaving to focus on Specific Music in 2005. Specific Music is a creative music consultancy which designs and delivers bespoke music for industry clients as well as brands and charities. Paul also set up The AllStars Collective, which is made up of 40 of the world's top session musicians. 

Paul continues to perform and record with his band, Pacifico Blues and is a Visiting Professor teaching the ‘Artist as a Startup’ course at the Berklee College of Music’s Masters campus in Valencia, Spain.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Portia Sabin (Kill Rock Stars)
Dr. Portia Sabin runs the US indie label Kill Rock Stars.  She is the host of a radio show and podcast about the music business called The Future of What.  Sabin is on the boards of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of The Recording Academy and the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM).  She is also responsible for creating the A2IM Libera Awards which take place in New York City every June.

 

 

 

Richard James Burgess (A2IM)
Currently CEO for the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), Richard James Burgess Ph.D. has produced many gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums. He authored The Art of Record Production in 1997 and the second, third and fourth editions now entitled The Art of Music Production: The Theory and Practice, 4th edition (Oxford University Press). His latest book, also on Oxford University Press, is entitled The History of Music Production. Burgess has been a major label recording artist and composer with hit records in his own right; was a studio musician of note, and has worked internationally for most major labels as a producer, engineer, re-mixer and manager of artists and producers. He is known for his pioneering work with synthesizers, computers, and sampling; as an inventor of the SDSV drum synthesizer, and for coining the music genre terms EDM and New Romantic. Educated at Berklee College of Music, Boston, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and The University of South Wales, he played with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (U.K.) and won Music Week, British Arts Council, Park Lane Group, Greater London Arts Association awards, and most recently he won the 2016 British Council’s Education UK Alumni Award for Professional Achievement. He currently works at Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in Washington DC, where he was co-producer, co-executive producer and project director for Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology, a seven-year project chronicling more than a century of jazz. 


Sebastian Chase (MGM)

Sebastian Chase is an icon of the Australian Music Industry. His impact to the independent sector cannot be measured in numbers or market share or sales or streams. 

Seb started in the industry in the early 70's as an artist manager with the Band Of Light, and Buffalo. In the mid 70’s Sebastian managed Cold Chisel, Rose Tattoo, Dragon and The Reels. 

In the early 80’s, Sebastian established Chase Records, in partnership with CBS (Sony/BMG). The label signed its own Australian artists and offered major distribution to other independent labels such as Survival Records.

In 1988 Sebastian moved to establish rooArt Records together with Chris Murphy & Justin Van Stom. The label had offices in London, New York and Sydney – and artists such as – The Hummingbirds Screaming Jets, Ratcat, Wendy Matthews, Tall Tales & True, Sean Kelly, The Trilobites and Martha’s Vineyard. Sebastian left rooArt at the end of the 90’s and not long after became a partner in Phantom Records. 

During the 90's Phantom Records artists included: Def FX, The Whitlams, Switchkicker & Irratic. In partnership with Tim Freedman from The Whitlams, the Black Yak label was also founded featuring Iota and Pre-Shrunk. Chatterbox Records was established in 1997 with Nik Tropiano and Sebastian Chase.  

Sebastian started MGM Distribution in the late 90's with his partner Kylie Greenlees and helped foster the careers of John Butler, Sneaky Sound System, The Beautiful Girls, the waifs, Birds of Tokyo The Panics Blue King Brown as well hundreds of independent labels who wanted to operate independently. 

 

 

Susan Cotchin (IRR Music)
Industry veteran Susan Cotchin is a 'walking encyclopedia' on Neighbouring Rights.

30+ years in the music business as a published Writer/Artist, Music Program co-ordinator at RMIT University (Melbourne), Royalties Account Manager at Rights Society PAMRA/PPL (London), and founder of one of the first Neighbouring Rights agencies in the world (IRR), Susan's knowledge in this sector is second to none. 

Susan has managed rights for artists including Beyonce, Rihanna, Radiohead, George Michael, The Temper Trap and Empire of The Sun.

Susan has a BA with distinction (Music Industry) and is currently undertaking part-time Postgraduate Law studies. An untiring student and advocate for the growth of Australian Music, Susan mentors young entrepreneurs and artists alike. 

 

 

Tim Kelly (Inertia Music)
Tim started in the music business co-founding seminal British independent One Little Indian before moving to Rough Trade Records as Head of International and then Managing Director at Pinnacle Labels.  Moving to Australia at the turn of the century Tim has held Senior Management roles at Universal Music, Sony Music and, most recently, as Managing Director of Inertia Music.  Tim is a long standing member of the Aria Chart & Marketing Committee.  Passionate about music his current favourite is South London new jazz duo Binker & Moses Journey to the Mountain of Forever.  

 

 

Tom Harris (White Sky)
Tom Harris started out in the music biz in 2003 as the bookkeeper at Rubber Records. 

From there he began working with artists under the name White Sky. White Sky is now the largest music accounting services business in Australia; handling the finances for over 300 bands, record labels, managers and music businesses.

Tom co-managed The Temper Trap from 2006 to 2011, and currently manages The Little Stevies.  In 2009 Tom was asked to join the board of the Association of Artist Managers and in 2012 took on the role of Treasurer.

After 15 years in the industry, Tom remains committed to his career-long passion in assisting artists and their teams navigate the business side of their careers.

 

 

Tyler McLoughlan (The Sound Pound)
After returning from London music licensing agency Ricall, Tyler McLoughlan founded The Sound Pound in 2011 with a mission to connect independent artists and composers to sync opportunities; there were just too many shit-hot-but-broke bands getting around Brisbane who needed the cash and kudos boost. Tyler is also a passionate copyright educator who regularly leads workshops for creatives and business types, and has lectured at JMC Academy since 2010.