Music SA is a non-for-profit organisation committed to promoting, supporting and developing contemporary music in South Australia. We nurture careers in the industry and deliver cultural and economic benefits to artists, residents, businesses, visitors and global audiences.

The South Australian Contemporary Music Company Ltd. T/As Music SA  (formerly AusmusicSA) was established on July 23, 1997.

Music SA receives major funding from the South Australian Government through Department of Innovation and Skills, project funding from City of Adelaide, AHA (SA Branch)APRA AMCOS and the Live Music Events Fund to support its program delivery. Music SA is also grateful for the support it receives from our generous sponsors, Version Design, Moshtix, Aon Entertainment Insurance and Derringers.

The Company is administered by a Board of Directors with office-bearers comprising a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Company finances are reviewed by an independent auditor on an annual basis. The Board is responsible for the employment of a CEO who has the responsibility of day to day financial, resource and staff management.

Read more about our achievements in 2019 here.

Read more about what we do and our strategic plan for 2019-20 here.

Music SA delivers projects for the benefit of the South Australian music industry, including

  • A comprehensive SA music website
  • Contemporary music workshops and training programs in schools
  • Professional development, advice and consultancy service for SA artists and practitioners
  • Music business events and seminars
  • Contemporary music showcases and live performance opportunities
  • Secondary School Vocational Education Training (VET) programs
  • SA Music Awards
  • Umbrella Festival
  • Adelaide Sounds
  • Bands On Track
  • Clip It!
  • Live Music Census
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we are non-profit

The South Australian Contemporary Music Company Limited T/AS Music SA is listed on the Register of Cultural organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Status and as such can accept tax deductible donations. Please contact Lisa Bishop, General Manager on (08) 7320 3302 for details.
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our board of directors

 
Anne Wiberg
Anne WibergChair
Anne Wiberg’s career has been extremely diverse working in local government, state government, numerous arts and music festivals in South Australia, the corporate sector, the contemporary music industry and the performing arts industries. She has worked as a social worker, youth worker, community development worker, counsellor, program manager, team leader, event manager, and festival producer and programmer.

Over the years, she has sat on various committees, judging panels, assessment teams and boards including the SA Live Arts Board and has chaired Music SA for the pst four years.

After over 20 years working for various arts related companies, Anne has recently started her own business to work as a freelancer in music, arts and event management. The focus of her work is project management, programming, and event producing.

Her most recent roles include, Contemporary Music Consultant at Grounded/Super Massive festival 2018, Music Programmer at Darwin Festival 2018, Content Producer at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2018, Associate Producer at Adelaide Festival of Ideas 2018 & Programming Director at Ruby Awards 2017.

In addition to her project work, Anne also mentors students annually for the University of South Australia’s Business Mentorship program and she DJ’s regularly at private functions and local events.

Tim Haslam
Tim HaslamTreasurer
Tim Haslam is an experienced Chartered Accountant, working with highly regarded South Australian business services firm Perks. His main focus is providing strategic advice and solutions on accounting, tax and financial management issues to private businesses and individuals.

Combined with a diverse range of skills drawn from a career in finance spanning Adelaide, London and Sydney, Tim also has extensive knowledge and experience in the Australian music industry. Several years with the Secret Sounds Group (incorporating Splendour in the Grass and Falls Festival) were invaluable in gaining a rich understanding of the music business. As a musician also, Tim has tickled the ivory for decades as a solo performer, accompanist and with numerous bands across the country.

Amanda Pepe
Amanda PepeDirector
Amanda Pepe has had a long career in media, communications and management roles.
She is currently Publishing Director for Opinion Media, overseeing a diverse range of print and online publications including the iconic Adelaide masthead, The Adelaide Review.
Prior to this she was Publisher of Solstice Media, responsible for South Australia’s only independent daily source of online news, InDaily.
Her interest in the arts stems from a strong personal commitment to the important role of art in enriching society. She was CEO of the philanthropic arts organisation the Helpmann Academy for three years and remained on their Foundation Board until 2017. She also sits on the board of Music SA and the Cora Barclay Centre.
Amanda has broad experience in communicating complex issues in terms that are accessible to all, dealing with all levels of government and the business community and achieving outcomes that benefit all involved.
Stu MacQueen
Stu MacQueenDirector
Stu MacQueen is co-founder and co-owner of Wonderlick Entertainment Group and has formerly held positions including General Manager of Krell Records and Director of A&R at Shock Records. Wonderlick is a leading Australian music company with offices in Sydney and New York. The company was established in 2007 by Stu MacQueen & Gregg Donovan. The entertainment group includes a joint venture record label with Sony Music (Wonderlick Recording Company), a joint venture publishing company with Sony ATV Music Publishing (Wonderlick Publishing) and an artist management company (Wonderlick Management).

Wonderlick has a roster that includes many of Australia’s leading artists, who have collectively sold millions of albums worldwide, won more than a dozen ARIA Awards (from more than 40 nominations), had multiple #1, top 5 and multi-platinum awards in Australia, and enjoyed several international Top 10 chart successes. Stu has acted as A&R on more than a dozen Top 10 albums (Australian and international charts), multiple top 5 singles, and a host of other top 20 records.

Stu has formerly served on the board of AIR (Association Independent Record Labels) and is currently a Director of the Robert Stigwood Fellowship program. Stu has made the top 30 of the AMID Power 50 List of the most powerful people in the Australian music industry three years running, and in nominated for Manager of The Year and A&R Person of The Year in the inaugural national Industry Observer Awards.

Madeleine Frost
Madeleine FrostDirector
Madeleine Frost is a highly experienced senior executive with demonstrated ability to lead teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive and diverse industry sectors.

Madeleine is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently a member of the Northern Adelaide Health Network Advisory Council. She has a family interest and a passion for the arts and was a founding member of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra board.

She has strong educational qualifications and private business experience with a track record of more than 16 years hands-on experience in educational leadership including financial management, strategic planning, business development, project and product management, contract negotiation and change management strategies. She has experience in international markets including Singapore, China, Vietnam, Hong Kong and the UAE.

As Director of the Adelaide College of the Arts, Madeleine was responsible for the leadership of educational programs in performing arts, contemporary music, visual arts and design and for consolidating these programs into Australia’s only dedicated tertiary institution arts building.

Angus Crawford
Angus CrawfordSecretary
Angus Crawford is qualified lawyer and a muso at heart. Honing a unique combination of skills, he works for global law firm Dentons practising mainly in the areas of banking & finance and commercial law.

He is also a successful musician, playing in one of Adelaide’s most cheery, colour-clad bands. His passion for music has led to opportunities to play shows to crowds of thousands and have his music heard online by millions – all originating from humble Adelaide, South Australia. He lives and breathes the SA music scene.

Angus’ experience as an artist and a professional affords a holistic understanding of music business. He has seen first-hand the impact that support from non-for-profit arts organisations can have on the careers of emerging and established musicians alike.

Deb Edwards
Deb Edwards
Deb Edwards has notched up a career of 35 years working in the Australian music industry having started out in the mid 80’s volunteering at Adelaide’s No. 1 FM radio station SAFM, then moving into senior State Promotion Manager roles for major record companies EMI Music, Virgin Records and Sony Music across a 10-year period. 7 years in Melbourne saw Deb working as PA and Tour Coordinator to legendary concert and theatrical promoter Garry Van Egmond and as a publicist for one of Melbourne’s leading PR companies, Kerry O’Brien Publicity.
Upon returning to Adelaide, in 2003 Deb joined the Adelaide Entertainment Centre as Corporate Hospitality Supervisor, then in 2008 launched Deb Edwards Publicity to provide a complete promotional and marketing service in South Australia, which quickly expanded to undertaking album release and tour projects nationally for a long list of high profile Australian musicians.

Deb Edwards Publicity specialises in national PR for the Australian country music industry and has two of its most popular artists as her long-time clients of 10 years – Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey.

The Superloop Adelaide 500 concert series (formerly Clipsal 500) have engaged Deb as its Concert PR manager since 2012.

A proud Yankunytjatjara woman, Deb also represents other First Nations artists which includes dance troupe Djuki Mala from North East Arnhem Land and she has recently been appointed PR and Marketing consultant to Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, after having managed PR for their inaugural First Nations Fringe Hub during the 2020 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

our staff

Kim Roberts
Kim RobertsGeneral Manager
General Manager

Kim Roberts has been an active member of the local music community for the last 20 years, with experience including artist management, festival work and music media. If she’s not performing in one of her bands or broadcasting on community radio, you can catch her at the front of the crowd watching your favourite local band.

Kim is also a skilled business administrator, IT professional and experienced vocational trainer, specialising in curriculum development and e-learning.

Contact for Media Comments, Music SA Business, Corporate Governance, Sponsorship

ph (08) 7320 3302
Monday – Thursday

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Gareth Wilkes
Gareth WilkesBusiness Manager
Business Systems I Finance

Gareth Wilkes is an award winning film director, writer and producer. He brings to the role of Business Manager a wealth of experience including production accounting on major feature films, tutoring & workshop coordination, IT consulting, graphic design, editing, systems design and procedure writing. Gareth has a working knowledge of NFP governance having worked at the Media Resource Centre where he managed grant funds. Gareth also works on Music SA’s film/music projects.

Contact for Systems Administration, Invoicing, Finances.

Ph 08 7320 3301

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

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Skye Walter
Skye WalterMarketing Manager
Marketing | Advertising

Skye Walter brings over 10 years of experience in marketing across numerous industries including banking, education and of course music. With 10 years experience in performing and touring, Skye now plays in local act Wing Defence and co-creates a local yoga and music festival named The Sanctuary Festival.

Contact for marketing, advertising and sponsorship enquiries.

ph 08 7320 3304
Monday – Thursday

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Lauren Koopowitz
Lauren KoopowitzUmbrella Festival Marketing Coordinator
Marketing – Umbrella Festival

Lauren Koopowitz is our Umbrella Festival Marketing Coordinator. After having studied a Bachelor of Media and a Bachelor of Arts (maj. French) at the University of Adelaide, she has had roles mostly in marketing and events management, including her own company Quirks Media Productions. In addition, she is a professional actor (most noted roles, “Ash” from the Ash Vlogs/IKWSI ARG – 2018, “Carrie” from “Carrie’s Doing Great” – 2020, and “Isabelle” from “Rabbit” – 2016) and singer-songwriter with Diamond Skies.

Contact for marketing, advertising and sponsorship enquiries for Umbrella Festival.

ph 08 7320 3314
Mon, Wed, Thurs

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Steve Pitkin
Steve PitkinProgram Manager
Umbrella Festival Programmer

After spending the past 20 odd years performing and touring in numerous bands Stevie Pitkin is now utilising his experience to support emerging independent artists through a range of live music bookings. Steve curates a range of local festivals including Scumfest and Root Down and is the current Programmer for the Umbrella Festival. After undergoing the Stigwood Fellowship and the mentorship of Stu Macqueen in 2015 he has grown into a creatively motivated Festival Designer and Curator with a huge passion for Live Music in South Australia.

Umbrella Festival

Ph 08 7320 3304
Monday – Thursday

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Jessi Lou
Jessi LouEvents Co-ordinator
Umbrella Festival

Jessi Lou is our Umbrella Festival Co-ordinator. She has 10 years of vocal training and has been performing since she was a child. After working as a singing teacher for 4 years she took her first post grad role after completing Festival & Event Design & Management at Flinders Uni, as a Programs Officer at the University of Sydney Union in 2014 where she stayed for 18 months. Jessi has been putting on live music events around Adelaide since she was 18 and in 2013 Jessi began Punk Ass Kids, an initiative to help strengthen the rock n roll scene of Adelaide. Jessi also undertakes some artist management, marketing and tour promotions as part of her part time event business.

Ph 08 7320 3304
Monday – Thursday

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Sian Walden
Sian WaldenLive Music Coordinator
Live Music Coordinator

Sian Walden started out her music career at Music SA, studying the Cert 4 in Music Business back in 2012. Now, as well as being Music SA’s Live Music Coordinator, Sian runs Little Acorn Music, managing MANE, Wanderers and Tom West, as well as booking tours for numerous artists.

Ph 08 7320 3314

Tuesday, Thursday

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Joel Byrne
Joel ByrneIndustry Development Coordinator
Industry Development Projects | New Release Features | Live Music Bookings

Joel Byrne has spent the last 12 or so years travelling around Australia and the rest of the world singing and playing guitar in Adelaide rock band, Wolf & Cub. As the founder and main songwriter for this act he brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to the role of Industry Development Coordinator. Throughout this time Joel has also had some experience with band management, live music bookings, marketing, touring and event promotion and planning including Bands On Track.

Music SA Live Performance Series, Special Events.

Ph 08 7320 3314
Monday, Thursday, Friday

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Dale Taylor
Dale TaylorCourse Coordinator
Music Business Courses – Music Business, Songwriting, Performance

Dale Taylor is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, mix and mastering engineer from Adelaide. Dale has performed on a local, national and international level over the past 18 years. He has worked with local and international artists in many genres from Techno, Rock, Hip-hop, Electronica to World Music. Currently, Dale is the Guitarist of the Adelaide band “The Cities Alight”.

Contact via our Head of Training, Kim Roberts

Wednesday – Friday

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Elli Cleary
Elli ClearyTraining Administration Support Officer
Music Business Courses – Music Business, Songwriting, Performance

Elli Cleary is a singer-songwriter who has spent many years playing at venues and festivals across Australia and Europe. During this time, she’s been a finalist in the Telstra Road to Discovery Competition as well as at the NT Song of the Year Awards two years in a row, and has supported notable acts such as Thelma Plum, Jack Carty and James Morrison. In 2018, Elli received the Moshtix and Music SA Female Music Industry Scholarship, allowing her to study the Cert IV Music Industry (Business) here at Music SA. Elli is a founding member of Girls Rock! Adelaide and works for Carclew Youth Arts Centre as a Creative Consultant. As well as this, Elli works at a variety of events around Adelaide and continues to play local gigs.

Wed, Thurs

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Luigi Donnarumma
Luigi DonnarummaIntern
Intern – Gig Guide, Artist Directory

Luigi Donnarumma has been a National touring musician for the past 5 years, performing with artists like MANE, Tom West, Ollie English as well as the frontman of Donnarumma and Cat Lucky. He has performed on large scaled stages like Groovin the Moo, BIGSOUND, Superloop Adelaide 500 and NYE at Elder Park. Luigi has also gained industry experience booking national artists through Little Acorn Music, has volunteered for St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Porchland and Oh Yes Festival and was the event assistant and volunteer coordinator for the 2016 South Australian Music Awards.

Contact for any enquiries relating to our gig guide and artist directory.

Ph 08 7320 3301

Wed, Thurs

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Letisha Ackland
Letisha Ackland
Industry Development Coordinator – First Nations

Letisha Ackland is a Proud Gugada (Kokatha), Wirangu and Mirning from Ceduna in the Far West Coast of South Australia. Her drive and passion is to create opportunities for First Nations people to connect, share and mentor, leading to the creation of her company, Balya Productions. An extensive background in production and event management and tours across Australia places her in a strong position to deliver anything she sets her mind on. With close to 10 years of employment in major events in South Australia and interstate, Letisha is ready to take a strong leadership position and act as a role model to others from community.

Ph 08 7320 3301

Wed, Thurs

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