It is with a heavy heart that the team at Music SA announce that our Industry Development Manager of eight years, Gordon Andersen, is moving on to take up the role of Events and Promotions Officer at the City of West Torrens.

Music SA General Manager Lisa Bishop said “We are pleased and proud to see Gordon selected for this great role at the City of West Torrens. He will be remembered as a significant contributor to many of Music SA’s finest successes”.

“The Board and staff wish Gordon all the best in his new role and thank him for his years of dedication and commitment to Music SA” said Chair Anne Wiberg.

Gordon was Music SA’s first Industry Development Manager, and during his time with the company he has assisted hundreds of musicians. He was responsible for the establishment of the multi-award winning Cooper’s Alive project, and the development of Bands on Track with Clipsal 500 Adelaide. Gordon developed valuable relationships and partnerships with Adelaide Airport, Adelaide City Council, and Clipsal 500 Adelaide – to name just a few. Gordon’s work on the Fowler’s Live Music Awards was outstanding, and his contribution to the contemporary music industry was recognised with an Achievement Award in 2014.

Of his time at Music SA, he reflects “It’s been a crazy fun ride. Thanks so much for having me along. Thank you to the acts I’ve had the privilege to work with, to all the amazing industry contributors and supporters of Music SA, and to everyone on the home team. Together we’ve achieved some brilliant results for contemporary music in South Australia. I know we’ll cross paths again in the near future!”

As Gordon’s temporary replacement, we are delighted to welcome Emma Coyle, who brings to the role a wealth of contacts, networks and music industry experience both in Adelaide and interstate. Formerly the Musitec Music Program & Relationships Manager, Emma will start at Music SA in June.

Musitec Managing Director David Grice notes “Musitec offers sincere congratulations to Emma Coyle in her new role and we would also like to acknowledge the outstanding contribution she has made to establishing the St Paul’s Creative Centre community. We wish her every success as she begins this new chapter.”

Also new to the Music SA team are Ryan Winter, Sharni Honor and Koral Chandler, with Luke Penman and Jordan Tito taking on expanded roles, as they all work on a variety of projects to assist artists and venues. They join Music SA stalwarts of the team, Nev de Boar, Elizabeth Reid, Dale Taylor, Rob Pippan, Kelly Breuer and Lynne Collins.

In addition to Gordon’s new role with the City of West Torrens, he will also continue as Director of Three Reasons, an Adelaide based events management business whose notable productions include Project 3 (Adelaide Festival of Arts 2006) shortlisted for a 2006 Ruby Award, and Kumfy Club at The Shores (1500 person ticketed music festival).

We are sharing the love and the fond memories of our rewarding times working together with Gordon at Music SA. We will miss him very much! Farewell, all the best, and keep in touch!! x