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...



Panels and Workshops

Industry Speakers


2018 Program

Speakers for 2017

Kellie Lloyd

Kellie Lloyd
7:05pm to 7:15pm

Kellie Lloyd is bass player, singer and co-songwriter in Brisbane’s very own Screamfeeder, an established self-releasing solo artist (just released EP Fragile States), a music video director/producer/editor and freelancer in the music industry and events.

Kellie has worked with Q Music and Bigsound, Falls Festival, Laneway Festival and QLD Music Festival and taught at JMC academy and tutored at QUT creative industries music industry subjects.

Currently Kellie works for APRA AMCOS as Writer Services representative, bringing all her experience into the one role.


9:35pm to 10:05pm

2016 QMusic Award winner and alt-pop songstress DOOLIE, is fast garnering recognition and carving her own niche in the Australian music scene with her atmospheric and percussive pop songs.

Mason Hope

Mason Hope
7:15pm to 7:45pm

Mason Hope is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based on the Sunshine Coast. Winner of the Trans Tasman Entertainer of the year award 2017, Winner of the Voice of Urban, Winner of the Gympie Muster Talent search 2016 and a featured vocalist for Creative Generations televised on Channel Ten. Mason performs across the wider Sunshine Coast region at local hot spots.

Mason has performed at an array of festivals including Caloundra Music Festival Bluesfest Byron Bay, Urban Festival, featured artist Horizons festival, Gympie Muster, Tamworth CMF. Mason has been the support act for artists such as Russell Morris, The Black Sorrows, Christine Anu, Travis Collins

Mason has featured in a major add campaign for Tafe Queensland, which has seen him in a number of articles in magazines and his image on Billboards and buses.

Mason is also a presenter for Balcony TV Sunshine Coast.

Mason performed at the Norfolk Island Trans Tasman Entertainer of the Year Awards representing Australia bringing the trophy home to Australia.

Winner of the “Songs of the Sunshine Coast” under 18 category mason performed his song for a 4000 capacity audience with a 100 piece orchestra and 200 piece choir..Mason has a 10 track album coming out in the next few months recorded by Robert Mackay at Pacific International studios. Musical influences are Marlon Williams Shane Nicholson, Dave Grohl. Mason had a glowing article in Country capitol news under one to watch and was also featured in the Sunshine Coast “My weekly Preview as one of the coasts musos on a path to stardom. Win news interview stated “Mason Hope, remember that name.”

Dimitris Limnatitis (Dimi)

Dimitris Limnatitis (Dimi)
8:40pm to 9:30pm

He was called crazy when he ignored the “experts” and gambled everything on his love for live music. Now, he’s a success story with five thriving businesses to his name.

Now known as the man behind the revival of nighttime entertainment on the Sunshine Coast, Dimi will provide great value as part of this panel.

Nicole McKinney

Nicole McKinney
4:50pm to 5:15pm

Nicole McKinney, Raised on the Sunshine coast and currently Brisbane-based, is an indie-folk singer-songwriter. With an Irish background, Nicole has always grown up around music- writing her first original song at the age of 15. Now, at the age of 19, she performs her originals in venues around Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast and, where possible, on her overseas travels.

Ragnhild Nordset

Ragnhild Nordset
8:40pm to 9:30pm

Ragnhild is a writer, performer and recording artist hailing from Norway.

Over the last decade, she has been working within both the acoustic and the electronic scene in Great Britain,

leading and partaking in projects reaching from the core of Liverpool to the shores of Ibiza and the musical underground

of New York. Additionally, she has been involved in the UK’s biggest festivals, including Leeds,

Reading and Latitude, as operations coordinator for stage production on their main stages handling productions

for high-calibre artists from all over the world, such as Paolo Nutini, Beck, Blink 182, Portishead and Chic.


Ragnhild taught at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts from 2010 to 2015 and is currently Head of Department for

Entertainment Business Management at JMC Academy, Brisbane.

Kylie Cobb – Kitty Kitty Bang Bang

Kylie Cobb
6:15pm to 7:05pm

Rated by ABC Radio as one of the leading women behind Australia’s booming music scene, Kylie Cobb works with some of the country’s most promising emerging musicians and major music events on strategic, creative publicity through her PR agency, Kitty Kitty Bang Bang. While delivering bangin’ PR campaigns for clients, Kylie also runs The Power-Up Series: Media and Marketing Workshops for creatives offers artists advice in her monthly music column for street-press Blank GC and is a writer for Australia’s premier music blog, Tone Deaf. Helping young adult cancer survivors to rock their treatment scars, Kylie volunteers on the Board of Directors for Scar Stories, an exciting, dynamic not-for-profit organisation. With degrees in International Business and Education, a spell as a primary school teacher, six years in corporate marketing, specialist PR training with one of the country’s leading investigative journalists and a number of years devoted to the music industry, Kylie Cobb is fast becoming a go-to media expert in the music arena.

Jed Cahill

Jed Cahill
6:15pm to 7:05pm

Jed is the creator and director of In The Bin Film Festival which has grown in size and strength since he started it back in 1999. Before then he was a frustrated actor, who turned into a frustrated director, who turned into a frustrated festival director, but everyone knows a festival director is just a frustrated musician…

In 2003 Jed Cahill stared his Education Program to coincide with the In The Bin Touring Festival, The tour consisted of a fully equipped production van with editing systems supplied by Avid Media Composer and production kits. The growth of the tour was huge and since then Jed has taught over 5,000 students in regional Australia the skills of making short films. He has produced over 1000 short films in and out of the workshops and has travelled to almost every corner of Australia.

Jed has also produced and directed major campaigns for federal and state governments, this included a full education pack based on the Kids Alive brand which was distributed to ever early learning centre in Australia. Within the Kids Alive package Jed was responsible for producing and directing four animated short films, six original songs, and produced and directed six music videos to accompany them.

Jed continued with his education and training becoming the head teach of Screen and Media in Creative Industries TAFE Gold Coast. He has been able to develop the course into one of the leading programs in Queensland, now articulating the program with AFRTS.

Jed Cahill is currently typing up his Bio. Other than that he is developing new strands of In The Bin to focus on stronger film and video production. He is also working a number of productions including a hand-drawn animation short and two live-action shorts being released in 2017.

Rhoda Roberts

Rhoda Roberts
8:40pm to 9:30pm

An experienced motivated and versatile arts executive, with a diverse range of international and national industry practice within commercial, community and non-profit organisations. Rhoda was the founder and Festival Director of the Dreaming Festivals (1995-2009) As an actor/producer and director, she continues to work as a consultant, is a sought-after speaker and performer in theatre, film, television and radio. She recently completed 21 years as a Radio broadcaster with the National Music program Deadly Sounds. She now produces the weekly national Program Deadly Voices from the House, the live talks and the monthly podcasts


Rhoda has written, directed and produced several documentaries, including In the Gutter No Way for SBS TV (1989) and was the first Aboriginal to host a national prime-time current affairs program. She was a co-founding member of Australia’s first national Aboriginal theatre company, the Aboriginal National Theatre Trust (ANTT) and coined the term Welcome to country “establishing a focus on protocol Manuals and welcomes by local custodians for the arts and media industries.

She was commissioned by Opera Australia to direct and write “Yarrabah the Musical ” following the success of her direction of the international Opera Miricoloa a Milanao by Italy’s Giorgio Battistelli for the Brisbane Festival 2009.

Bill Hauritz

Bill Hauritz
8:25pm to 8:40pm and 8:40pm to 9:30pm

Bill Hauritz is the Festival Director of the internationally acclaimed Woodford Folk Festival (formerly Maleny Folk Festival). Prior to this, Bill’s career was always intimately linked with the entertainment industry including hotel management in Ireland, London and Sydney, tour manager for Judith Durham and performing professionally in a number of bands.

In 1985 Bill was the inaugural president of the Queensland Folk Federation which he reconstituted. In this role, Bill set the challenge and pace of the QFF to stage a festival of international standing as a means to boost the state of folk culture in Queensland. From this objective, the event went from the first Maleny Folk Festival in 1987 with an aggregate attendance of 900 which has grown to an audience of over 150 000.

The festival has been broadcast to an international audience of over 1 billion through NYE celebrations.

The festival is now a $10 million dollar business and is developing the 500-acre permanent site called Woodfordia, which is dedicated to the arts, humanities and the environment. The festival has been a major player nationally in changing the narrow perception of the term folk to that of a dynamic, contemporary, social and cultural expression of today’s society. The success of the Festival has been due in part to its strong community focus and its ability to debate some of the key issues in society today, with particular emphasis on the environment, multiculturalism, indigenous issues and the place of Australia in the world. It is one of the largest folk festivals in the world and the largest community-driven cultural event in Australia. It has been described as one of Queensland’s major cultural assets. The Festival is the largest gathering of artists and musicians in Australia.

In May 2015 The Woodford Folk Festival took out the gold medal for Major Events and Festivals at The Australian Tourism Awards. The Melbourne Cup won the bronze.

Bill has been the recipient of many awards including the prestigious Queensland Smithsonian Fellowship which took him on a study of festivals in the USA and Canada for four months, The Lifetime Achievement Award for Queensland Music Industry, The National Reconciliation Award and was a recipient of the National Myer Prize for outstanding contribution to performing arts. He was appointed as a member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the National honours list in 2008.

Bill’s optimism has been described as “pathological”.

Ted Gardner

Ted Gardner was born in Sydney NSW and experienced at an early age a love of music inherited from his parents. Going to venues in and around Sydney in his teens he saw Roy Orbison and The Beatles when they toured as well as numerous Australian acts.

His first music job was lugging backline at the Tullebudgera Playroom part-time as well as taking photos of kids on holidays at Coolangatta guesthouses.

In Melbourne, he partnered at the Bottom Line club in Richmond (ex Francis Bourke’ Tiger Lounge) with Michael Gudinski and Ray Evans, moved to Sydney to work for the Nucleus Agency booking Midnight Oil and Matt Finish. Ted soon left to be the road manager for Matt Finish touring the East Coast and Adelaide. When Matt Finish broke up Ted began working with Men At Work as their tour manager.

In 1982, Men At Work were invited to be the support band for Fleetwood Mac on their tour of the USA, then toured the world as a headliner for rest of 1982 and into 1983. At the end of the tour, Ted decided to head back to the States, sleeping on couches for 6 months before landing the position of production manager for Frank Zappa. Ted toured 6 months of latter 1984, learnt much, and in the meantime became a father of his first daughter.

For the next number of years, Ted tour managed UFO, Echo & The Bunnymen; New Order; The Sugarcubes; The The; Tangerine Dream; Crowded House and Jane’s Addiction.

In 1989 he co-founded Lollapalooza along with Perry Farrell and the booking agents Marc Geiger and Don Muller at Triad Artists. The travelling festival ran from 1989 for 7 years, last year being Metallica as a headliner. In the interim Ted started his management company with wife Nikki Brown and they managed until 2016 – Jane’s Addiction; The Verve; HUM; Colin Hay; The Geraldine Fibbers; Rival Schools; The Cramps; Queens Of The Stone Age and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Relocating home in 2007 closed that company in the USA and Ted all but retired in 2017 but still manages Brian Jonestown Massacre for the world from his little home office.

Glenn Wheatley

Glenn Wheatley
5:35pm to 6:15pm

Glenn Wheatley’s 40 year career in the entertainment industry is centred around Contemporary Music and Media. His business interests have expanded to encompass Artist Management, Recording and Radio.

Glenn’s career commenced as the bass player for the Masters Apprentices, a band that had many top ten hits in Australia during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. This ultimately lead to roles in personal management, music publishing and recording, event management and promotion.

In 1975, after spending two years in London and the US, Glenn returned to Australia to form and manage Little River Band, who became the first Australian based band to achieve multi-platinum record sales in the U.S. LRB went on to sell over 25 million albums worldwide.

In 1982, Glenn formed Talentworks and went on to manage the Little River Band, John Farnham, Australian Crawl, Ross Wilson, Pseudo Echo, Real Life and Delta Goodrem.

In 1986, his record label Wheatley Records produced Farnham’s album Whispering Jack, which remains Australia’s highest selling album. Delta Goodrem’s debut album Innocent Eyes is Australia’s second highest selling album by an Australian artist giving Glenn the honour of the two highest selling Australian albums.

A direct involvement in radio started in 1980 when he was a founding director of Melbourne based EON-FM (now 3MMM FM). EON FM was the first commercial FM radio station to go to air in Australia. In 1987, Wheatley Communications amalgamated with the Hoyts group and from 1987 to 1989, Glenn became managing director of the publicly listed Hoyts Media. During this time, Glenn negotiated a series of acquisitions which resulted in the formation of the national Triple M FM radio network.

In 1999 Glenn was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame (Masters Apprentices) and in the same year published his autobiography Paper Paradise: Confessions of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Survivor. He is also a recipient of the Advance Australia Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Entertainment Industry, a Council Member for Screen sound Australia. (Formally the National Sound and Film Archive). Glenn is also Ambassador to the Armed Forces Advisory committee on Entertainment for the Australian troops deployed overseas.

Glenn has also been a partner and co-promoter of the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival at Byron Bay. Other major events produced by Glenn include all of John Farnham’s national Australian tours: Talentworks and John Farnham hold the record for the highest number of performances at every Entertainment Centre in Australia, selling over 1,000,000 tickets at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena alone..

Glenn has re-entered the Radio business, putting together a new company, Eon Broadcasting, and purchased Radio Stations Mix FM and Sea FM on the Sunshine Coast.

Phil Smith

Phil Smith
8:40pm to 9:30pm

Phil Smith is an architect and urban designer with a passionate belief in cities as powerful engines for creative enterprise and artistic expression. Phil is president of the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance the peak arts advocacy body for our region. He sits on Sunshine Coast Council’s Arts Advisory Board and its Urban Design Advisory Panel. He is an associate director at multi-disciplinary design practice Deicke (pron ‘Die-key’) Richards.

Seth Clancy

Seth Clancy
6:15pm to 7:05pm

A motivated and passionate business professional with over 25 years’ experience in the entertainment industry. Having worked with world leading entertainment companies such as Global Radio UK, Southern Cross Austereo, Nova Entertainment, and Foxtel Music Channels, Channel [V] and MAX.

An experienced senior executive, leading strategy, sales and execution for some of the world’s best brands from Coca-Cola to British Airways, Sony Music, Microsoft, Vodafone, Apple, Foxtel Music Channels Channel [V], MAX and the UK Government. Currently Commercial Director for Australia’s largest independent ticketing company, Oztix.

Cr Greg Rogerson

Cr Greg Rogerson
5:15pm to 5:35pm

Cr Greg Rogerson is the Local Infrastructure Portfolio Councillor for the Sunshine Coast Council and was elected to Council for the first time in 2004 with Maroochy Shire Council and then re-elected again in 2012, and 2016 with the Sunshine Coast Council. He has a background in teaching. He is equally passionate about Sport and the Arts, and has qualifications in graphic printmaking and design, sculpture and pottery.

Stephen Booth

Stephen Booth
6:15pm to 7:05pm

I’m a photographer based in Brisbane Australia. I have fifteen years experience shooting

everything from small punk shows, through to massive festivals. I have covered every

Splendour in The Grass, 2001 – 2017 – I run a team of photographers shooting the entire

festival, every act, every stage, every day! I also shot eleven Big Day Out festivals, five Livid

festivals in addition to Laneway, Soundwave, V Festival and many more.


I shoot regularly for The Music / Timeoff, Rolling Stone Australia and more. My work has also

been published in NME, Pitchfork, SPIN, The Australian, Alternative Press, Drum Media, The

Courier Mail, Inpress, Mojo, Uncut, and others.


I also produce publicity shots and shoot events for bands, labels and promoters. Clients

include, EMI, Sony, Capitol Records, Shock Records, Secret Service, Dew Process, +1

Records, Valve records, QMusic and many more. Bands include The Go-Betweens, Violent

Soho, Luke Peacock, Robert Forster, Seja, The Stress of Leisure, Sahara Beck, Regurgitator,

No Anchor, Not From There, The Gin Club, An Horse, Screamfeeder, Powderfinger, Magic

Dirt,The Polyphonic Spree, Halfway, Texas Tea, Intercooler, The Boat People, Mary Trembles

and We All Want To, to name a few.


I’m represented internationally by Hellgate, Brooklyn NYC – I’ve exhibited at the Brisbane

Powerhouse (1 month solo show) and at a number of group exhibitions over the years, more to

come : )


I’ve also been shooting a lot more travel and landscape work recently – Unrock!

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.

Andrew Stafford

Andrew Stafford
8:40pm to 9:30pm

Andrew Stafford is a freelance journalist and the author of Pig City, a musical, political and social history of Brisbane, now in its third edition. In July 2007 the book was transformed into a key event as part of the Queensland Music Festival, headlined by the first performance by the original line-up of the Saints in nearly 30 years. His journalism appears in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, The Monthly and more. He is also co-owner and founder of independent Brisbane label Pig City Records.

Cindy Vogels

Cindy Vogels

CINDY VOGELS is the Australian Fashion Designer/Stylist/Milliner who has worked for Lady Gaga.

She founded the label RACY&LUCKY during her time as a contributing Designer on the promo lead up phase of Gaga’s ‘Cheek to Cheek’ tour in mid-2014.

We are these days proud to brandish the phrase ‘We dress the Music’.

Our growing body of work is showcased in Film Clips, Red Carpet images and at Music Festivals across the world via our Artist’s performing live in their R&L Custom Designs.

Designs that are not only hand crafted here in Australia but tailored to the personalities of our Client’s. Custom made unlike ‘ready to wear’ can never achieve.

Barry Bull

Barry Bull
7:30pm to 8:15pm

Barry Bull is a multi-award winning retailer who for over twenty – five years kept his iconic Brisbane business Toombul Music, in the spotlight of the Australian music industry.

A former musician, and national record company executive, his business went on to win over thirty Westfield retail awards, catapulting him onto the international conference speaking stage.

Barry is the author of four successfully published business books, and compiler of the award-winning Music for Cruizin’ 14 double album CD series released through Sony Music, earning an ARIA accredited Gold album award in 2014.

His latest project ‘A little Bull goes a long way’, reunites him with his vintage Fender guitar in a live musical concert of his memoirs, celebrating his 50 year career in music, and shares entertaining experiences rubbing shoulders with some of the worlds biggest superstars. 

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