City of Port Phillip

Panellists

Benny Walker

A Yorta Yorta man from Echuca, Benny Walker is the real deal and a star in the making.

Chloe Turner

Chloe Turner is a founding board member of LISTEN, co-founder and director of affiliated record label LISTEN Records and full-time Program Administrator for Creative Partnerships Australia.

Chris Pickering

Chris Pickering has had a deceptively long journey through life as a musician and songwriter

Glenn Bennie

Glenn Bennie is an APRA AMCOS Writer Services Representative.

Glenn Dickie

Glenn Dickie joined SOUNDS AUSTRALIA as Export Music Producer in early 2013, after spending more than a decade at Melbourne’s 3Triple R FM and another at EMI Music working across A&R, promotions and marketing (working with artists such as Katy Perry, Lily Allen, You Am I and Sigur Ros).

Helen Marcou

25 years ago, Helen and her partner Quincy McLean founded Bakehouse Studios.

Hugh McClure

Hugh McClure is a co-owner of Melbourne-based music company Good Manners, which has been running for 3 years.

Jas Moore

 Jas has worked in various capacities within the music industry, notably supporting early at radio/booking early shows for the likes D.D Dumbo and Methyl Ethel.

Jess Ribeiro

Jess Ribeiro’s songs are cinematic in scope: it’s music that travels, across deserts like a Western, through city streets like Film Noir. Narrative and poetic, Ribeiro’s lyrics are rhythmic and evocative, conjuring images that are dimly-lit, but nonetheless electric. Jess’s debut album Kill It Yourself was produced by Mick Harvey, a founding member of The Birthday Party and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, whose production for PJ Harvey drew Ribeiro’s attention and admiration.

Jonathan Williamson

Jonathan Williamson has worked in the music industry for over 20 years including stints as a Marketing Director at Sony Music, manager of rock band Something for Kate, a grants and policy manager in the State Government and now works as a commercial lawyer.

Kirsty Rivers

Kirsty Rivers is the Manager, Contemporary Music at Creative Victoria where she work to develop and support contemporary music through the $12.2 million Music Works funding initiative.

Lorrae McKenna

 Lorrae has been an active part of the Australian music industry for the past 12 years working in a range of varying roles

Maddy Mac

For ten years, Maddy Mac has been passionately broadcasting Australian music with PBS 106.7FM.

Millie Millgate
As Executive Producer of SOUNDS AUSTRALIA, Millie is responsible for the roll out and representation of the Australian music industry at key international music events, including; SXSW, The Great Escape, Canadian Music Week, MIDEM, CMJ, FAI, Americana and Music Matters. 
 
Moira McKenzie

Moira is a Senior Associate at Sanicki Lawyers and specialises in entertainment and intellectual property law.

Rochelle (Ro)* Flack is a broadcaster, producer and music lover.

Simon Burke

Simon is the singer and key writer for Melbourne soul band 'the Meltdown' (Self titled record out now through Hopestreet records)

Simon Moro is a music producer, mixer & mastering engineer, who started his professional career in 2000.

Thando

Zimbabwean own singer-songwriter Thando oozes passion as a storyteller and takes her audiences on a personal journey of loving

Tim Dalton is an Audio Lecturer at SAE Creative Media Institute

Zhia Zariko

Zhia currently works at SAE Qantm College, Melbourne, as a video game and media cultures lecturer