New board members bolster Music SA’s “strong and bright future” – The Music Network

South Australia’s peak music association Music SA has unveiled a new board which widens its corporate and music industry skills.

New to the board are:

Stu MacQueen, co-founder of Wonderlick Entertainment Group.

Laura Vozzo, entertainment industry marketing and communications professional and director of LVC Global Communications.

Troy Sincock, club DJ, former Nova presenter and Fresh 92.7 station manager, and podcaster.

Madeleine Frost, educational consultant.

They join Amanda Pepe (editor, Opinion Media), accountant Elizabeth Elliot (director, Perks Integrated Business Services), lawyer Craig McKay (principal, Craig McKay Legal) and Brenton Gowland (director, Nucleus Marketing).

Music SA chair Anne Wiberg said: “Music SA has attracted a stellar cast of directors to lead the company into what we envisage is a strong and bright future.

“It’s an exciting time in our UNESCO City of Music, with an emerging cohort of extremely talented musicians and a supportive environment brought about through sheer hard work and years of collaboration and investment across industry and government.

“Music SA is leading the way with Lisa Bishop as our general manager, working strategically with a forward-thinking board.”

She noted: “I’m also proud that we have a gender balance, both in our board and our staff.”

At the association’s annual general meeting where the board was unveiled, Music SA pointed out that in 2017, it:

  • Produced Umbrella, a two-week live music festival of 300 shows across 100 city venues with 50,000 attendances
  • Staged the South Australian Music Awards with record voting and 500 people in attendance
  • Curated performance opportunities for Bands On Track, Adelaide Sounds and Rock The Square
  • Provided education and career advice for over 700 artists
  • Ran a comprehensive program of eight free music business workshops with APRA AMCOS
  • Conducted a Live Music Census and produced Best Practice Venue factsheets
  • Promoted major marketing campaigns for SA musicians
  • Saw over 35 students graduate from Music SA’s RTO with nationally accredited music certificates
  • Worked alongside AIR to stage Indie Con, the AIR Awards and Scouted in Adelaide
  • Ran three music video production initiatives with SA film schools

Wiberg also thanked outgoing board members Helen Page, an event manager and live music photographer, and P.J. Murton, artist manager and youth education specialist.

“Helen and PJ have devoted years of service to Music SA and their contribution has enriched the lives of many musicians and helped Music SA to become the sustainable company it is today,” she noted.

“I’m extremely grateful for their efforts.”

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