Music SA is a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting, supporting and developing contemporary music in South Australia.

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

About_MusicSAMUSIC SA receives major funding from the South Australian Government through Arts SA, project funding from The Australia Council and APRA AMCOS to support its program delivery. MUSIC SA is also grateful for the support it receives from our generous sponsors Hostworks, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Duografik, Fat Trax, Moshtix, Hills Cider and Allans Billy Hyde.

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 General Manager who has the responsibility of day to day financial, resource and staff management.

Read more about what we do  (pdf).

our board of directors

Anne Wiberg
Anne WibergChair
Anne Wiberg is currently an Associate Producer at the Adelaide Festival of Arts working on its international contemporary music programs.

She is an active member of the Adelaide Music Collective, plays flute and piano and DJs part-time.

In recent years, Anne has worked on numerous multi-arts and music events, including Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Off the Couch, Hoot! Adelaide Hills Jazz Festival, Womadelaide, Adelaide International Guitar Festival, Fringe Festival and Come Out Festival.

Liz Elliot
Liz ElliotTreasurer
Liz Elliot is an Associate Director at Perks Integrated Business Services. Liz’ public practice experience is strengthened by her 10+ years in commerce. Her talents include understanding the financial position of the organisation, strategy, ensure reporting is accurate and meaningful and to assist with resource allocation given the inherent limitations with not for profit organisations. Liz feels privileged to be part of Music SA and recognises how essential music is in culture.
Helen Page
Helen PageSecretary
Helen Page has worked in the music industry in South Australia for over 16 years, initially working for with APRA/AMCOS. Helen co-founded JL Music Publishing (2009-2015) and now independently consults on music licensing. Helen has been a Director of Music SA since 2007. Helen also runs and owns Helen Page Photography and works with the Adelaide West End Association, managing member services, marketing,communications and events.
Sacha Sewell
Sacha SewellDirector
Sacha Sewell is Director of El Dorado Music, the SA reps for Soundwave, Groovin The Moo and Big Day Out. Site Managers for Steresonic and Triple J’s One Night Stand. EDM have also worked on Future Music, Parklife, Summadayze and a multitude of gigs, events & festivals. Sacha has been a booking agent and artist manager, and prior to establishing El Dorado Music, cut his teeth as Adelaide UniBar’s booker from 1995, facilitating many large festivals and concerts.
Brenton Gowland
Brenton GowlandDirector
With 20 years experience in advertising Brenton Gowland has worked in and managed a variety of disciplines, from design and web development to photography and video production. A passion to see companies develop through good communication led him to establish Nucleus in 2008. Brenton’s skills, knowledge and ability to bring together the right mix of professionals to implement any project or campaign, have enabled him to lead the creation, management and marketing of numerous successful brands.
PJ Murton
PJ MurtonDirector
You may know PJ Murton from his many years as founding Manager of Hip Hop act – Hilltop Hoods or being responsible for multiple Gold & Platinum albums & ARIA awards. What you may not know is that he is also an ARIA nominated Music DVD Producer/Director, Photographer and Management consultant with over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry including event management, distribution, promotion and publicity and then some.

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.

our projects

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
  • Accredited music business training program
  • Secondary School Vocational Education Training (VET) programs

Latest Music SA Projects & News >

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our staff

Lisa Bishop
Lisa BishopGeneral Manager
Business | Industry Development | Strategy
Lisa has worked in the private, public & not-for-profit sectors across industries including retail, transport, tourism, health and the arts. She has held leadership roles in government, has 20 years experience as a Board Director and holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Graduate Diploma in Management (Arts). Lisa has most recently worked in film and TV, including the SBS TV series Danger 5, and sings in Adelaide band Nuvo.

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

ph (08) 7320 3302
Monday – Friday

Nev De Boar
Nev De BoarHead of Training
Mentorship | Training | Music Education
Nev has extensive experience in mentoring, counselling, training, event coordinating, curating, artist management, music business and is a surfing traditionalist. As an educationalist, Nev creates environments that develop concrete and practical skills for the new breed of empowered entrepreneurs and artists. He supports them to build sustainable careers in the local, national and global music scene.

Contact for Music Business Courses, Enrolments, Fee Payment, Schedules

Ph 0401 092 271
Monday – Thursday

Emma Coyle
Emma CoyleIndustry Development Manager
Professional Development | Advice | Career Strategy
Emma’s background is mainly in artist management and tour promotion, having spent the past 5 years working at One Louder for acts such as Paul Kelly, Sarah Blasko and Clare Bowditch amongst others. Some of the artists she’s promoted and toured with include Laura Marling, BANKS, Daughter, Beth Orton, Vance Joy and Julia Stone. In a past life, Emma has also dabbled in publicity, marketing and festival and event management.

Contact for “Music Business Monday” meetings, Music SA Live Performance Series, Special Events, South Australian Music Awards

Ph (08) 7320 3304
Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Friday

Gareth Wilkes
Gareth WilkesBusiness Manager
Business Systems I Finance
Gareth 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 TV series, 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 managed grant funds. Gareth also works on Music SA’s film/music projects.

Contact for Systems Administration, Invoicing, Finances.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Dale Taylor
Dale TaylorTrainer & Assessor
Music Business Courses – Music Business, Songwriting, Performance
Dale 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

Adam Vanderwerf
Adam VanderwerfProject Offficer
Artist Features, Featured Music & Video, Gig Guide, Industry Development Projects
Adam Vanderwerf has been involved in the South Australian music industry for over 8 years in various roles including artist, manager, publicist and tour manager (The Dunes / ex Ride Into The Sun). In 2013 he co-founded a boutique/independent booking agency (Going Steady Music), managing and promoting events with the aim of pairing interstate acts with local bands, and he has been fortunate to travel to our musical sister city Austin, TX 3 times in the last 3 years where he’s developed strong relationships and networks that could be invaluable in developing export strategies for South Australian Music.

Ph 08 7320 3304

Joel Byrne
Joel ByrneProject Officer
Industry Development Projects, New Release Features
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 Project Officer. Throughout this time Joel has also had some experience with band management, marketing, touring and event promotion and planning.

Ph 08 7320 3304


Other website contributors:

  • Amy Briefs (Charts, Touring Guide & Coming to SA Features)
  • Monica Lam (Course Features)
  • Review Panel (to Nov 2015)

Also see our Courses site for Music SA Business Course Tutors >

Music SA
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