Panelist Bios

Ainslie Wills

Known for her genre-bending tunes that both suprise and transport, melodic architect and soulful crooner Ainslie Wills has just released an EP entitled Oh The Gold that was recorded with Producer Matt Redlich (Holy Holy / Emma Louise/ Theif) over 2014, Wills calling it one of her most satisfying musical experiences to date.

Wearing a few different hats in the music community, Al has immersed herself with music as much as she possibly can. She has worked in radio, presented on BalconyTV, runs the Melbourne leg of Sofar Sounds, works with young people studying music and of course, writes and performs her own songs.

Working behind the scenes with some of Australia’s most promising musical talents, 24-year-old audio mastermind Andrei Eremin has rapidly earned a reputation as one of the most trusted names in production, mixing, and mastering.

Andrew Fuller

Andrew Fuller is a Melbourne-based commercial lawyer with extensive experience in nearly all aspects of commercial and general law.

Bridgette Le is the voice behind mellow pop electronic outfit Leisure Suite.

Emily Ulman

Emily Ulman has over 15 years of experience in booking venues, performance, managing bands, managing venues and working as a freelance publicist.

Hayden Calnin

Singer/songwriter and producer, Hayden Calnin has carved out a path refusing to adhere to convention and genre.

Jen Teale

Jen joined the Australia Council in May 2015 as a Grants Officer in the Artist Services team.

Kaye Blum is a digital marketing consultant, writer and journalist.

Kirsty Rivers

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

Louise Cuming is a Melbourne based artist manager and musician.

Pierce Brothers have taken their music from busking on the streets of Melbourne to the world.

Sabrina Robertson joined Native Tongue Music Publishing as an intern in 2011. 

Tim Shiel is an electronic musician, games composer and radio broadcaster based in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne-based artist Tom Iansek is fast becoming known as one of Australia's most versatile musical minds.

LANKS is Melbourne singer-songwriter and producer Will Cuming. 
The multi-instrumentalist studied jazz guitar at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts before immersing himself in hook-driven electronic and pop music.

In 2007, Zac joined Forum 5 Management & Recordings, undertaking the development and marketing of their artists and releases including ARIA-Award-winning albums for Bertie Blackman and Kimbra on her platinum-selling debut ‘Vows’.