Head of Brand and Marketing,
Bank of Melbourne
Jac is a marketing and communications expert, with a wealth of experience in leadership, strategic marketing, public relations, branding, advertising and communications. She is also a member of various not-for-profit boards, and has a great eye for talent.
Singer / Songwriter, Melbourne
Music Bank Ambassador
Ella is a singer songwriter and radio and TV presenter who has been active in the Melbourne music scene for over 15 years. She is currently releasing her dark spiky pop music independently to great acclaim and has won numerous awards and accolades for her work with a microphone in the past. Mentoring and nurturing young talent is another passion of Ella's.
Director, Founder, ON THE MAP
PR, Music publicity specialists
Boasting over twelve years of experience in the Aussie music industry, Emily spent the bulk of her career working with major label, Sony Music Australia, where she left five years ago to kick start her own boutique music publicity agency, On The Map PR. On The Map has a keen focus on assisting emerging Australian music artists, while still doing a lot of contract work across the major labels, repping a bunch of talented acts including Boy & Bear, RÜFÜS, Holy Holy, Josh Pyke, Tinpan Orange, Montaigne, The Paper Kites and more.
Director / Founder,
Starting out in the seminal Australian rock band Motor Ace, Damian performed with bands such as Foo Fighters, Oasis and Blink 182. After 8 years, 3 x albums including a No. 1 and No. 3 ARIA records, he started working with Mushroom Group of companies before leaving in 2012 to start 123 Agency, which now represents some of Australia's most exciting acts.
Director, Varasso PR
With over 18 years of experience in the music industry, Frank has worked with international and local artists including P!nk, Justin Timberlake, Oasis, Madonna, Blur, Beyonce, Kate Miller-Heidke, Pete Murray and Delta Goodrem, to name but a few! Frank is the Director of Varrasso PR - an integrated media promotions and publicity company that offers plugging and promotional services.
Matt is a music industry veteran with over 25 years experience who over his career has produced, developed, and been A&R for some of the biggest acts in Australian music (The Beautiful Girls / Harts / Sparkadia / Meg Mac / SAFIA / Shihad / Magic Dirt / Thirsty Merc / Savage / The Occupants / Disco Montego). He has created an enviable reputation for discovering, nurturing, and developing exciting new talent.
Cara has been involved in the music industry since 2005, working as the editor of Fairfax Media’s Loop music and arts supplement, editor-in-chief for independent music and arts publications Synk, industry editor for the AU Review, and has managed the marketing and publicity for an assortment of organisations across the music and arts sectors.