2016 Board nominees and how to vote

Thank you to all those who came to the Special General Meeting – we needed you there to pass our new constitution to allow more flexibility in memberships and online voting (hello digital world!). 

Because we can now vote online, nominations and voting will happen before the AGM this year in the Members-only area of the website. The new 2016/2017 Board Members will be announced at the AGM and online. Any Music Tasmania member can vote for a total of eight Board Members. We encourage ALL members to vote and have their say. 

To Vote: Log-in to the Music Tasmania website by entering your username and password.
Go to: www.musictasmania.org/members-only/music-tasmania-board-election to cast your vote!

Click here to become a member and elect your representatives.

Voting closes midnight Tuesday 26 April 2016.

If you have any questions about the voting process, contact manager@musictasmania.org


Introducing the 2016 Board Nominees

(in alphabetical order)

Amy Fogarty

Starting a music career as a Bar Manager who booked entertainment on the side, Amy's passion for building community and nurturing young people quickly re-surfaced and she realised there was a huge potential to fulfil many of her loves in this buzzing industry. Lack of professionalism and business understanding from many acts she worked with was a key motivator to look at ways of mentoring and guiding, particularly young performers, to ensure they have the ability to build a strong and fruitful musical future. Small Open Mic nights and Original Music events quickly grew to the brand now known at 'Unlocked' which provides a professional performance opportunity to up and coming (and experienced) artists to grow their confidence and have some fun. Realising this was something she really enjoyed,

Amy started her business Meraki Management in 2015, using her varied experiences to offer convenient event, artist, marketing and entertainment management to venues and individuals alike. She hopes to use the business to not only help performers to thrive, but to build an honest, excited, and diverse music community in Tasmania (and beyond) that encourages new people to get involved on all sides of the spectrum. While she wishes she could get on stage herself and belt out some tunes, Amy's restricted herself to living vicariously through the talented performers that she is lucky to work with (it's in everyone's best interests!) and thoroughly enjoys discovering new sounds and spaces to get creative with!

Ange Boxall

Musician Ange Boxall has been traversing the World for more than a decade performing, writing, recording music as well as meeting and working with many varied musicians. 

For much of this time Ange was based in London, whilst making Nashville’s ‘Music City’ a second home. Ange has remained an independent, self-managed artist throughout her career.  She has performed at many festivals including SxSW in Austin, Americana Music Festival in Nashville, Folk Alliance in Memphis, Popkomm in Germany and London Calling in the UK, as well as many festivals at home such as Taste of Tas, FoV, Festivale and Falls Festival.

Of course, the pull of her origins would always be strong and Ange is now based on the beautiful East Coast of Tasmania. Ange's enthusiasm and passion for music and everything about the East Coast has led her to be taken on as the Program Coordinator for the Festival of Voice’s ‘Unplugged’ series for a second year running.

Anthony Bonney

Starting his career as a sound designer and composer for film, television and contemporary dance, Tony has had almost 30 years working in the arts and cultural sector of Western Australia and more recently in Tasmania.

From 1988 – 1998 he received numerous awards (both local, national and international) for soundtracks written for films, including a prestigious SPAA (Screen Producers Association of Australia) Award for soundtrack work as well as a State finalist of the pre cursor to JJJ’s “unearthed” in the early nineties. Tony has also acted as producer for songwriters and technology consultant and programmer for recording studios using a variety of analogue and digital technology as well his much missed Fairlight IIx. 

Outside of the above music work, Tony established The Blue Room Theatre (90 - 99), and the WA Fringe Festival for the Perth International arts Festival (99-03). He was the General Manager of the Fremantle Arts Centre, WA Museum and Perth Theatre Company and Steps Youth Dance Company - as well as a lecturer of Arts Management and Creative Arts Practice at both Murdoch University and the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. 
In 2014 he became the Director of the Festival of Voices in Hobart. 

He has been a representative on the Australia Council Theatre Fund and sat on numerous and theatre and performance company boards including the Film and Television Institute of WA and is currently a member of Tasmanian Creative Industries Ltd. 

He lives in Ridgeway with a variety of chickens, dogs, children and a partner who tolerates his collection of Vinyl from the 80’s.

Anthony Fox (Tony)

Following 4 years at the Tasmanian School of Art studying Graphic Design, Tony began his television career as a producer/presenter at TVT6 for children’s and music television in 1978. In 1984 he moved behind the camera to concentrate of developing children’s television programs ‘KTV’ and ‘Good Sports’. Both of these program series were successfully sold nationally to the Nine Network, throughout Australia’s regional television network and international television markets, including the USA, Asia, Israel, France, Belgium and the UK. In 1987 Tony moved to Adelaide as producer of Nine Network’s children’s program and in 1989 for the following three years, moved to the commercial side of the industry as production manager for Prime Television in Canberra and Executive Producer for the WIN Network in Wollongong.

In late 1991, he left the industry to take up an offer to return to Hobart as CEO and develop a company for the Tasmanian Government’s Arts Advisory Board; the Tasmanian Design Development Company. This company was established to assist the development and marketing of Tasmania’s craft and design industry. Tony relocated to Sydney in 1998 to establish the Australian Craft and Design Company using the Tasmanian model for Craft Australia. In 1999 he returned to television at the Seven Network as Network producer for the Design department producing titles and graphics packages for their programs and specifically The Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cup, Australian Open Tennis and numerous Melbourne Cup Broadcasts.

In 2003 Tony created his own production company in Sydney, A J Media Pty Ltd developing and producing broadcast and corporate sales and marketing content for national and international clients. Clients included AMP, Commonwealth Bank, Nestle' Virgin, Fidelity International and Sanofi Aventis pharmaceuticals to name a few. In 2007 Tony returned to the 7 Network and specifically 7 News at Martin Place as Network Head of Editorial News Graphics encompassing Early News, Sunrise, the Morning Show, Today Tonight, daily national bulletins and the State’s 6pm bulletins. In 2015 he accepted a position to return to Hobart and the station where it all started and manage WIN Television.

Over these years Tony completed the Australian Company Directors Course, and has given his time to sit on a number of Boards, as an ex officio director (Tasmanian Design Development Company) and as a Director for TasDance and The Tasmanian Arts Industry Training Board, plus other organisational roles. 

Tony is a practising and performing musician (keys) and has been playing since a young teenager. As a business person and a musician he is keen to work for and see greater development prospects and performance opportunities for Tasmanian musicians both on the local and national stage. Tony brings skills in executive management, developmental practice, sales and marketing, has a strong grasp of non-profit organisational management, music performance and industry contacts.

Brad Harbeck

Hi. My name is Brad. I like music.
I'm a current Music Tas board member.
I run 'Vanguard Bookings' which books & manages venues + acts in Tasmania & on the mainland.
I also run the Tasmanian Rock Challenge.
I've been lucky enough to be involved in Tasmanian's original music scene for over 10 years & am committed to seeing it continue to grow & prosper.

Caleb Miller

Australian born producer Caleb Miller began his undergraduate study at the Conservatorium of Music in Tasmania in Music Technology, quickly academically establishing himself in the Dean’s Roll of Excellence while pursuing regular engagement in the local music scene.

As a producer and studio engineer, Caleb has professionally mixed and mastered a massive collection of tracks for local artists, returning this knowledge to the creation of impactful original music for clubs, film, circus and international indie videogames. His original music has been used in TV adverts, feature and short films and the news.

Playing bass guitar while singing in his premiere party bands, Caleb continues developing his deep understanding of popular music creation and performance. As half of the popular electronic dance music duo 'FreeQx', Caleb writes and performs alongside Arabella Adelaide as one of Tasmania's most exciting new acts.

David Wedd

I've always been a passionate music consumer without having any real natural talent or ability as a musician  My first major involvement in the industry was as President of the Tasmania University Union Activities Council for four years in the 1990's, going on to become Secretary and President of the Australasian Association of Campus Activities. 

After a short stint running the media activities of the University of New England Students' Association, including radio station 2UNE, I returned to Hobart where I acted as licencee of many major concert events and was a founding director of Island Entertainment.

I was Chair of TasMusic from 1999-2001, a member of Arts Tasmania's Assistance to Individuals Grant Panel from 2011-2013, and have been on the Board of Music Tasmania for five years.

Frances Butler

Frances Butler was born in Aotearoa/New Zealand and has been resident in Tasmania since 2006.

She has over 23 years’ experience as an arts administrator working in independent organisations and government in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. She is currently the Cultural Programs Officer for the City of Hobart, an independent arts writer, producer and practitioner and is the Producer of 'A Tasmanian Requiem' - a collaborative work in progress destined for performance in 2017.

She has creative experience in craft, visual arts, music and theatre (both on-stage and technical). Frances has curated exhibitions, produced festival events including Cygnet Folk Festival, and served on arts boards at a community and national level. She played bass guitar in inner-city Sydney in the 80s, violin in the Huon Valley Society Orchestra more recently and is now teaching herself piano. She sings intermittently with QTas Choir and Festival of Voices workshops.

Fraser Mainwaring

I have been involved in the Tasmanian music scene for around ten years in many different capacities. I have provided free/discounted recording services to upcoming artists that didn't have access to the appropriate equipment.

After forming a band (Zeolite) in 2013 I have gained and developed many different skills pertaining to the music industry, such as networking, understanding social media, tour managing, event planning and media development (graphic design, video etc).

I have always endeavoured to use my position in a more prominent local band to help and empower younger upcoming artists to have a go and try their best. Offering as many opportunities as possible, even tutoring a few people in spare time.

Jed Appleton

Jed Appleton is a young local musician who has been working and collaborating on a range of different projects amongst Tasmania's artists. At 16, Jed left school and home to travel around Australia, which resulted in 3 tours in the UK / EU / IRE and 8 headline Australian tours, releasing 4 records, all in the space of 4 years. Jed will be working in the studio this year with Chris Vallejo (Passenger, Empire of the Sun, Josh Pyke, Cloud Control), and is currently finding a team of management, booking, PR, labels to assist the release.

Jed has been self funded / managed / booked since first hitting the road, and has played supports for Passenger, Stu Larsen & Matt Corby, in some of the worlds most iconic venues.

Jed has been networking with an array of promoters, agents, managements in the past 4 years and has made some connections that would potentially benifit Tasmania's crossover to the mainland & international music industry.

In the next year, Jed will be creating a new concert series called 'Elizabeth St Sessions', which will see Hobart & North Hobart transformed monthly in a different space including venues, cafes, restaurants, warehouses, laneways & more.

Luke Mulligan

Luke Mulligan has worked as a professional audio engineer, tour manager and production manager for the past 12 years. His clients include a wide range of local, national and international artists and companies.

Amongst these are several platinum selling Australian music artists. His experience in these roles draws from a history of extensive national and international touring with major music artists, production companies, event companies and festivals.

Luke teamed up with long-time colleague James Foster in 2013 to create Circa 41, a Tasmanian based company offering industry consulting and services in artist management, tour management, production management and event management.

Established music artists such as Angus & Julia Stone, Pete Murray, Karise Eden, Megan Washington, Lisa Mitchell and Thirsty Merc are all Circa 41 clients. Circa 41 also offers full service artist management for home grown, emerging Australian music artists such as Reuben Koops, Jesse Teinaki and Sumner.

Sarah Triffitt

Band Member and Manager of Paper Souls (Launceston) since 2010
Booker and Host of "When She Believes" since 2015. WSB is a live showcase dedicated to Tasmania's Finest Female Musicians, held the first Friday of every month at The Royal Oak.
I'm keen to join the Board of Music TAS to not only be an advocate for Female Musicians but to support Regional Bands and Musicians of ALL genres. I believe this little island is bursting with incredible talent and wish to share my passion for Music by doing all that I can to help broaden and strengthen the Music TAS Community.

Scott Edwards

Scott is a Hobart-based Public Relations and Communications consultant born and bred in Tasmania. He has a BA(Hons) from Utas in Journalism, Media and Communications.

When not pretending to be a "professional" with a "real job" he is an amateur film producer, writer, editor, composer, music producer, audio engineer, photographer, and web designer.

Scott has composed and recorded original music scores for award-winning short films, produced, filmed and edited live music videos, and produced music videos for local Tassie bands.

He would like to join the Music Tasmania board to actively help the organisation achieve its goals in promoting, supporting and developing the Tasmanian music industry. He would use his skills and knowledge in marketing, media and communications to continue strengthening the Music Tasmania public brand and awareness of its initiatives, and develop closer ties between the Tasmanian music and film industries to create new opportunities for Music Tasmania members to reach their audiences and fans.

Roger Joseph

Roger Joseph created Arelmedia Management in late 2007 to use the experience he gained from promoting concerts in Hobart and from serving eight years on the committee of the Cygnet Folk Festival.

Roger directed the 2008 and 2009 Cygnet Folk Festivals before retiring from the committee to concentrate on his new business. Prior to 2007 Roger Joseph worked for the Federal Member for Franklin for 10 years, the Community and Public Sector Union for 8 years and the ABC for 16 years.

Roger is an associate publisher member of APRA, a member of AMPAL (Association of Music Publishers Australia Ltd), a publisher member of AMCOS and a member of AIR, Australian Independent Record Labels. Roger created and presents the Tasmanian Composers Festival which focuses attention on Tasmanian composers.

Among Roger's international clients are Stefan Grossman (US), Keith Donnelly (UK), Melisande [Electrotrad] (Can), Les Poules a Colin (Can), Jo Quail (UK) and Luca Ferrini & Joze Kotar (Slovenia).

Tim Kling

Tim Kling is a current board member for Music Tasmania and looks forward to continuing in this role for 2016.  Tim has been instrumental in developing new opportunities for Tasmanian artists with Music Tasmania in addition to his programming and producing roles with major festivals and events. 

In conjunction with Music Tasmania and Falls Festival, Tim has helped develop and manage the Homebrewed Stage at Falls Festival in 2015 which gave 30 Tasmanian artists around the state the opportunity to rock it to a massive audience.  Tim hopes to continue the growth and awesomeness of Music Tasmania's Homebrewed Stage in 2016.

Tim also operates his own creative production business: SYLPHONIC PRODUCTIONS in Tasmania. Currently Tim is shooting stills and upcoming music video's for Tasmanian artist Emma Anglesey and mixing and mastering Tassie hip-hop lads Dirturtles. Previously he has provided producing, engineering and mixing with Tassie bands Empire Park and Paper Souls as well as producing video clips and music with Chase City.

Tim has extensive production and mixing experience in Tasmania working on Falls Festival, Mona Foma, Dark Mofo, 10 Days on the Island, Cygnet Folk Festival and Festival of Voices. He continues in the position of Programming and Development with Festival of Voices in 2016 with some exciting opportunities for Tasmanian musician’s currently under development.

Tim’s previous background and experience includes Head of Audio and General Manager for Production Works and Programming Director for Edge Radio.  Tim has an immense audio engineering, music & production background: recording, touring, producing and post production with diverse artists including: Lenny Kravitz, The Cranberries, Ben Harper, The Black Keys, Wolfmother, Coolio, Sarah Blasko & Ella Hooper.

Tim previously taught theatre and technical production with Rosny College in 2013 and 2014. In 2014 he also lectured for Salamanca's Performing Arts Course in Entertainment, specialising in lighting and AV.

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