Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference

Turn Up 2018 – The Sunshine Coast’s Premiere Music Industry Conference – The Playhouse – SolBar – Maroochydore

18 October, 2018 The Playhouse, at Solbar, Maroochydore

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About Turn Up

Turn Up to Queensland’s premier regional music industry conference on Thursday 18 October 2018 from 4:00 pm until 11:00 pm.  The Turn Up Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference is turning five this year and has moved to the new Playhouse at The Solbar, Maroochydore.  The Turn Up Conference program includes keynote presentations, conversational discussion panels with leading music industry achievers, networking opportunities with industry veterans and fellow practitioners and showcase performances from local Sunshine Coast artists.  The 2018 Turn Up Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference is proudly presented by Turn Up, Solbar, Oztix, Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance, Scenestr and Shake It Up Music.

Turn Up has quickly become the Premiere Music Industry event on the Sunshine Coast.

With support from local government, local businesses and several music industry icons, Turn Up is THE place to be if you are in the music industry on the Sunshine Coast.

Music Retail Legend Barry Bull at Turn Up 2015...

Events

Participants

Panels and Workshops

Industry Speakers

Performers

2018 Program

Speakers for 2018

Emily Holler

Emily Holler
6:20pm

Emily Holler from Mojo Bullet music marketing and mentoring hub has an enviable career story that includes working as music business mentor, festival director, music supervisor, blogger, digital marketer, publicist, booking agent, international promoter and record label coordinator across Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, London and Europe.

With a deep well of knowledge from a lifetime spent immersed in music & business, collaborating with artists and performing as an international DJ and singer, Emily is driven to support indie artists in developing their brand identity, establishing good business infrastructure, marketing their music effectively and most importantly believing in themselves.

Jeff Chandler

Jeff Chandler
6:20pm

JEFF CHANDLER is one of Australia’s most experienced and successful artist managers and event consultants with more than 35 years of experience in the music business.

Jeff’s management clients have earned platinum and gold albums, ARIA awards and achieved more than 60 Golden Guitar Awards – the highest number by any manager working in the country music genre.

Jeff has steered the careers of many successful artists including Lee Kernaghan (from the debut single, Boys From The Bush until the hit album, Hat Town), Sara Storer (from the debut track Buffalo Bill until the present and latest release, Silos), Troy Cassar-Daley (from the #1 hit, Born To Survive until the Golden Guitar winning album Brighter Day), Beccy Cole (Live at Lizottes album), James Blundell (from the debut album and including the #1 pop hit, Way Out West until the platinum album, This Road,) Shane Nicholson (Bad Machines album which included the hit single of the same name), Tommy Emmanuel, Colin Buchanan, Caitlyn Shadbolt and more.

As a project consultant and record company co-owner (Compass Bros.), Jeff worked with a number of major and independent record labels and artists such as Slim Dusty, Kasey Chambers, John Williamson, Adam Brand and Melinda Schneider.

Jeff also played a key role in the production of a number of music videos and documentaries including ‘Songbirds Live from the Tamworth Entertainment Centre’ and ‘Sara Storer – Stories to Tell’.

From 2012 – 2018 Jeff was an executive coordinator for the iconic Gympie Music Muster with roles including Program Director, Marketing Manager and Festival Director.

During his tenure, Jeff introduced some unique programming including a themed Festival Finale Concert, the Vox Guitar Jam, an Emerging Artist Showcase, music workshops and more.

Jeff’s company, Chandler MusicWorks is currently working on some major projects for 2019 and beyond and continues to manage 2016 ARIA Award winner, Sara Storer who is set to release her 8th album in early 2019.

Town

Town

With 17 Years under his belt as a pianist, vocalist and musician, Ant Syms and his band TOWN have been writing, playing and creating music that hopes to deliver a punch to the Alternative folk/rock soundscape.

With bassist Mark Davies and drummer Richard Graves, TOWN draw influence from a diverse blend of punk, rock, jazz, blues and soul.

Led by piano and vocals, driven by rock Drums and grounded by double bass, the music is Defined by a unique mix of heartfelt tributes, waltzy ballads, boot-stomping rock and slow building moody tension.

“The Town sound is characterised by passionate pop vocals with a raspy edge and eastern European influenced melodies over ridiculously good piano with great feel and licks by Ant; Skilful and tasteful drumming with a jazzy, cabaret flavour from Richard; and huge, dark and groovy double bass from Mark. Their sound appears to have elements similar to The Dresden Dolls and Supertramp at times, but is uniquely their own.” – Roo’s Live Experience

The sounds evoke imagery of dark alleyways and howling dogs, broken bottles and hearts, battles lost and things found. Where roads cross and paths meet, the lights are dim and Whiskey is your Sin.

Welcome to TOWN.

http://www.townband.com.au

Kim Pengelly

Kim Pengelly
5:45pm

Kim began her career in the music industry managing the commercial aspects of festivals, designing systems to ensure financial stability and organisational sustainability in an event context. Employed then by Woodfordia Inc. promoters of The Woodford Folk Festival, Planting and Festival of Small Halls, her role was primarily to manage all of the businesses within the organisation.

This included managing a team of 43 people overseeing 800 volunteers across 13 departments including; 16 bars, 180 stalls, performers merchandise (460 artists), official merchandise, visual arts workshops, art galleries, restaurants, and general stores collectively turning over in excess of $2.5M in six days.

At 26, Kim was promoted to Deputy General Manager to engage in the strategic management of the organisation and in addition to her role as Commercial Manager began managing grant applications, negotiating sponsorships and completed top-level negotiations with local, State and Federal Governments contributing to an annual economic impact of $34.5M.

In 2018 Kim returned from six months maternity leave and commenced working at QMusic in the newly created role of General Manager. She was engaged to oversee the organisations operations as well as fulfil the role of Event Manager for both BIGSOUND and Queensland Music Awards.

Dan Horne

Dan Horne
8:10pm

Dan Horne is a foot-stompin’  folk-infused blues & roots multi-instrumentalist.

The singer/songwriter began his music career in 2014 performing on the streets, busking and travelling. His “one-man- band” style is a mesmerising blend of foot drums, harmonica and multiple guitars.

In 2017 he released his debut album ‘From the roots’. A folk-infused, feel good, surf/roots album, independently recorded at paperbark recording co.

Leanne De Souza

Leanne de Souza
6:20pm

Leanne de Souza is a highly­respected veteran of the Australian music industry.

With 25 years’ experience working in artist management and events, she has represented various high profile, award-winning, commercially successful and critically acclaimed contemporary musicians.

A long­standing champion and advocate for Queensland and women in contemporary music Leanne currently holds the Executive Director role for the  Association of Artist Managers (AAM), is a Trustee of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and the Curatorial Advisor (Music) for the Museum of Brisbane.

As an entrepreneur, Leanne is the founder and director of the Rock and Roll Writers  Festival.

As a sought­after curator, consultant and facilitator, she works extensively across art forms and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples nationally.

*** The Association of Artist Managers (AAM) unites the Australian music industry’s managers providing a peak body that develops, protects and promotes the reputation and interests of music managers, and their artists.

With 240+ active, professional managers as members, the AAM is the only peak body for managers of contemporary music in Australia. The AAM exists to:

1. develop the skills and capacity of existing, and potential, music managers 2. advocate for members, their represented artists and the broader community of  music managers 3. build a connected community of music managers

Stuart Coupe

Stuart Coupe
7:25pm

STUART COUPE has worked as a journalist, author, editor, manager, record label director, radio presenter, publicist and tour promoter. Career highlights include being the only Australian to interview Bob Dylan twice, working with The Clash, managing Paul Kelly and the Hoodoo Gurus and being awarded a Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement award for his contributions to crime fiction.

Stuart has written, co-written or edited ten books including The New Music (With Glenn A Baker), 1980, The New Music (with Glenn A Baker) 1983, The Promoters (2003), Gudinski (2015, Tex with Tex Perkins ) 2017 and his most recent – Roadies. He has already started work on a new book about Paul Kelly.

Tyler McLoughlan

Tyler McLoughlan
5:00pm

After returning to Brisbane from London music licensing agency Ricall, Tyler McLoughlan founded The Sound Pound in 2011 with a mission to connect independent artists and composers to sync opportunities; there were just too many shit-hot-but-broke bands getting around who needed the cash and kudos boost, not to mention some insight on the value of their copyrights.

Tyler is also a passionate copyright educator and sessional lecturer who regularly leads workshops for creatives and business types alike on music rights management particularly where it applies to income diversification, collaboration and synchronisation.

Paulie B

Paulie B
8:50pm

Paulie Bromley is an Australian music gem, tucked away in either his West End studio ‘The Tanuki Lounge’ or his brand new Sunshine Coast studio “Yama-Nui” when he isn’t touring internationally as a bassist with The Beautiful Girls, Bobby Alu & George.

Well known for his organic and seamless style as a producer and engineer for almost 20 years, Paulie aka ‘Lord Tanuki’ has made recordings for some of Australia’s most loved roots Artists, including reggae heavyweights Kingfisha, Samoan rhythm superstar Bobby Alu, rising Sunshine Coast folk star Ziggy Alberts, plus Darky Roots, The Beautiful Girls, Kooii, Bearfoot, Ash Grunwald, AfroDizziAct, Kafka, Hot New funk soul explosion supergroup – The New Buzz and Sydney soul reggae star Declan Kelly as well as countless others. Paulie’s work is frequently aired across the nation on Triple J, ABC regionals and independent broadcasters in every state.

As an internationally acclaimed musician, Paulie holds many accolades, winning an Aria Award in 2003 for Best New Artist with George and being awarded a Centenary Medal for his contribution to Australian Music. As a Producer, his work has won several Qmusic and Deadly Awards and other Aria Nominations as well and top ten albums and singles on Roots and All, 4ZZZ, RRR, PBS and making appearances on revered playlists across the globe.

Paulie also works frequently as a sound designer/composer for Film and TV and has produced soundtracks for high-level corporate clients including Bundaberg Rum, Young Henry’s Beer, Zaprisi Fruit Merchants and several property development advertising portfolios as well as original Film Soundtracks for Men Of Wood And Foam and The Scramble Gamble.

Hazel and Roanna Law

Hazel and Roanna Law
4:00pm

Indie folk sister duo from the Sunshine Coast, Hazel and Roanna Law are enchanting performers, capturing audiences with their powerful thought-provoking lyrics and intricate melodies. Soaring harmonies, acoustic guitar and flute bring their songs of social justice, friendship and nature to life.

Matty Woo

Matty Woo
6:20pm

Matty Woo kicked off his career in the music industry in  2002 slinging road cases for The Beautiful Girls and quickly made his way into international Tour  Management for bands such as Angus & Julia Stone, The Fumes, The Cat Empire, Jackson Jackson, The Goons of Doom and The Beautiful Girls. During his time as a Tour  Manager, he also acted as  Production Manager on events such as the Wonderland Festival and A Day at the Park.

In  2009, after 7 years on the road, Matty Woo planted his feet in Sydney and formed Matty Woo Management, an Artist &  Events Management company that has housed The Beautiful Girls, Kid Mac, Ash Grunwald, Ashleigh Mannix, Dune Rats &  Dead Beat Band. Along with artist management, Matty Woo works closely with the surf brand Quiksilver as their Event & Marketing Music Consultant.

Sahara Beck

Sahara Beck
8:50pm

Following the announcement of her performance at BIGSOUND 2018 this September, Sahara Beck today unveils an electrifying new direction on new single Here We Go Again. Her first release since 2016 album Panacea, Here We Go Again is an intoxicating blast of art pop that grabs you by the ear and doesn’t let go.

Here We Go Again is a rousing declaration of independence. “The song’s a love letter to myself. I thought I should write one just for me for a change. It’s saying you should love others, but don’t let anyone drag you down or suck the good energy out of you,” says Beck of the track.

It’s an inspiring evolution for the independent Brisbane artist who wrote her first tune at 12 and an exciting new page in a CV already overflowing with achievements. We’re talking an album, two EPs, coveted festival appearances at Bluesfest and The Falls Music and Arts Festival, support slots with Ball Park Music and Paul Kelly, and a few Queensland Music Awards to boot.

There’s plenty more to come, but right now Beck is excited to show fans where she’s taking them next.

Brooke Schubert

Brooke Schubert
8:50pm

Brooke Schubert from Moranbah in Central Queensland is possibly one of Australia’s hardest working musicians, and years of consistency is finally paying off.

Brooke has performed relentlessly all over Australia, toured with Keith Urban, recorded in Nashville, released 3 EPs and last performed on national TV to over 4 million people. The exposure allowed her to not only show her powerhouse country vocal but gave people a chance to get to know Brooke and her story so far.

Her influences range from Carrie Underwood to Lenny Kravitz, Lady Gaga to Zac Brown Band, and Brookes’ own brand of country music and performance set her apart as an artist to watch.

Looking to 2018, Brooke is excited for her new releases, new band and a fresh sound.

Brett Gadenne

Brett Gadenne

Brett Gadenne is producer/songwriter for many different touring acts from the Sunshine Coast. His main project has been Dubarray for the past 6 years who has toured extensively nationally & internationally performing throughout Europe, New Zealand, Indonesia & at some of Australia’s most pristine festivals such as ‘Splendour in the Grass’, ‘Woodford Folk festival’ & many more.

Brett has been performing and producing music for over 20 years and currently has 4 different musical ventures on his plate such as sunshine coast hip-hop outfit ‘Shinobi Kin’ & his own solo project ‘Ordio’. Brett has extensive knowledge to share about producing and songwriting and he is looking forward to being apart of this years turn up event.

Andrew Tuttle

Andrew Tuttle
8:50pm

Andrew Tuttle works with both APRA AMCOS’ 13000+ Queensland based songwriter/composer members and the broader music industry in his role as Team Leader – National Engagement.

Having started at APRA AMCOS in early 2013, Andrew comes from a background of executive programming and project support roles for small and large arts organisations around Australia; as well as an extensive history as a promoter and writer.

In addition to this, Andrew also records and performs ambient country music under his own name.

Maggie Collins

Maggie Collins
6:20pm

Maggie Collins is a festival programmer, artist manager and radio broadcaster. She is the owner of Morning Belle, a music services company, under which she holds the position of Executive Programmer for BIGSOUND in Brisbane, and manages multi-ARIA Award winning party-thrash duo DZ Deathrays. With her radio hat on, she was Music Director at 4ZZZ before transitioning to triple j where she was a presenter for 6 years and is now presenting and producing for various shows across triple j Unearthed and Double J.

Eloise Gallagher

Eloise Gallagher
8:25pm to 8:40pm

Turn Up’s Program director, Eloise Gallagher, composes, records and performs music professionally for synchronisation with documentary film, television and theatre.

Eloise is a leading vocational music teacher at TAFE Queensland who has taught and co-ordinated a range of programs including the Diploma of Music, Diploma of Music Business, Diploma of Sound Production, and the Bachelor of Music (Contemporary). A creative and entrepreneurial networker and project co-ordinator, Eloise has contributed to the work of various arts organisations in Queensland through advocacy, event and project management.

She is deeply committed to her own lifelong learning journey and to assisting others in theirs. Her interests in music have broadened through the pursuit of tertiary studies in both music and education. Research interests include the life-changing nature of learning, vocational education and training, pathways through higher education, communities of practice, learning innovation, education futures, music industry, music in communities, Australian music history.

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