Hello Australia, New Zealand and the WORLD!
We are super excited to announce a brand new panel discussion.
Promoting and Discovering Artists in Australia & New Zealand streams live:
*Tuesday October 13th @ 9:30am AEST / 10:30am AEDT / 12:30pm NZDT
*If you are in North America you can tune in Monday October 12th @ 4:30pm PT / 7:30pm ET
If you can’t make it, don’t fret – we will post it on our YouTube channel.
Richie Hardcore – Former radio host and DJ at Auckland’s 95bfm for 15 years. Richie has conducted interviews with politicians, personalities and musicians alike. He is now a respected public speaker, MC and media commentator.
Elizabeth Browne – Arow Agency
After working at Sony Music Australia for three years, Elizabeth launched artist management company ArowAgency with her business partner Tamara in 2016. With a passion to help artists realise their dreams and bring their vision to life, ArowAgency offers extensive music and media skills specialising in artist management and creative services that foster an inclusive and supportive artist-first network. Elizabeth and Tamara’s multi-layered approach to publicity and marketing saw the development of music services agency, Hey Charlie PR.
Ryan Rathbone – Grant Broadcasters
Ryan’s hands on music programming experience extends to 7 different commercial radio formats but his most successful endeavours were the more progressive new music formats at Channel [V], Nova 106.9 Brisbane and The Edge New Zealand.He has programmed for Nova Entertainment, The Australian Radio Network and Southern Cross Austereo in Sydney and then spent the last 5 years programming New Zealand’s most listened to network “The Edge” for Mediaworks.Ryan returned to Australia in January 2020 and he is now Grant Broadcasters group content director responsible for 50+ regional stations.
Russell Thomas – Kaos Management
With over thirty years in the industry, including five as head of Promotion for EMI, Russell Thomas brings to his company and clients the timeless lessons gleaned therein. (“It’s all about the song”; “Email is a confirmation of a call or a meeting- it’s not a way of doing business”; When you’re working for yourself, you’re in a speedboat, and the record companies are in an aircraft carrier. “) And that list of clients? An impressive lot, as independent as Thomas himself: John Butler Trio, Gotye, Sheppard and Lime Cordiale, to touch on just a few.