Stakeholder Group

Paul Greene

New South Wales

Music Creator

Paul Greene is a writer and producer based in rural NSW. Paul has a lifetime of experience in all areas of the creative and entertainment music industry. Paul has run his own independent record label since 2000 and also worked as a producer and co-writer for dozens of artists.

In 2000 Paul joined the Australian band Ghostwriters with (Midnight Oil’s) Rob Hirst and Rick Grossman. Later Rob and Paul rereleased Hirst & Greene (in the stealth of summer 2004) and are currently working on a new album.

In 2001 he released his first solo album The Miles, followed by This Way (2003), Happy Here With You (live album, 2004), Reset (2006), Distance Over Time (2008), and Everywhere Is Home in 2010. This release has seen him move into the role of producer and engineer. His next Self recorded and produced album ‘Behind the stars’ was ARIA finalist for best Blues/Roots album of the year in 2012. He then released ‘one lap of the sun’ (2014) and Princes Highway EP (2019).

Through his events company, Sounds Delicious, Paul runs programs and camps for kids, teaching music, songwriting, recording and performance, he also arranges pop-up dinner shows featuring top level Australian artists. His Record label ‘Red Shelf Records’ was launched in 2019.

Paul is an APRA Ambassador and has been an APRA PDA awards judge as well as a judge for Vanderbilt and Young international Songwriting competition. He has also been a Culburra festival committee organiser and is currently Chair for the board running the community run Shoalhaven River Festival through Shoalhaven City Council.

Andree Greenwell

New South Wales

Music Creator

Andrée Greenwell is a composer and artistic director, working across mainstream and experimental platforms within the Australian performing arts, screen arts, and radio.

Andrée’s catalogue of around 100 scores includes credits for Australia’s leading performing arts organisations including Sydney Theatre Company, Symphony Australia, Australian Dance Theatre, Bell Shakespeare, Belvoir and Queensland Music Festival.  As the director of Green Room Music, Andrée regularly brings together unusual combinations of musicians from contemporary classical, popular music, indie and improvisation scenes. Andrée is the 2017 recipient of the Australia Council Music Fellowship to create works in 2018 and 2019.

More information can be found at www.andreegreenwell.com

Xavier Fijac

New South Wales

General Member

Xavier Fijac is a Sydney based composer/writer and lawyer who has worked in popular music, film and television soundtrack and music, advertising and promotional music and sound design. Most recently Xavier supervised the soundtrack for an Australian feature with a theatrical release (Teenage Kicks 2016). Xavier is also a recording artist and was a member of the Sydney band ‘Decoder Ring’ from 2004.

As a lawyer Xavier has experience in technology contracting and IP litigation, including acting for clients in the music industry. He currently works in technology for the banking and financial services sector.

Since 2016 Xavier also been a member of the board of directors at FBi Radio. He has a Graduate Diploma in Sound from AFTRS, a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) and a Juris Doctor (Law) from UNSW.

Stu Watters

Queensland

Licensee Representative

Stu is the Director of Licensing & Public Affairs at Nightlife Music. Previously, Stu has held a broad range of roles including CEO of AIR, EO of Q Music, has served on the boards of the Worldwide Independent Network and Q Music, curator of Indie-Con Australia, the Industry Advocacy and Government Relations Spokesperson for AIR and also is a sub-committee member of the WIN Performing Rights Committee.

He runs his own music services and consulting service whose clients (past and present) include Nightlife Music, AIR, Hydric Media, The Seed Fund, Arts Queensland, QPAC, Hunted Media, Brisbane City Council, Mix It Up, Fieldworx, The Gin Club, The Medics, Mountain Goat Brewery and Q Music. Stu is unashamedly parochial about Australian independent music and about independent music globally.

Harley Sedman

Victoria

Licensee Representative

Harley is the founder and CEO of POSmusic, a music marketing platform built for business. POSmusic assists brands by finding and leveraging the right mix of music and digital to drive sales and ROI. Harley oversees senior management, business development, product, licensing and operational teams at POSmusic.

Harley has been building scaleable business processes specialising in branding, content marketing and music technology over a 15 year period. Prior to founding POSmusic in 2015, Harley was the Head of General Licensing and Founder/CEO of Media Stream.

Harley has over 10 years’ experience in film, television, music, brand and digital product development, and has also worked as a freelance camera operator, sound recordist and mix engineer.

Evelyn Richardson

Victoria

Peak Body

Evelyn is the Chief Executive of Live Performance Australia, the peak body for the live performance industry. With her experience in the broader entertainment industry, Evelyn represents all sectors of live performance, including theatre producers, music promoters, music festivals, performing arts companies, symphony orchestras and independent cinemas.

Evelyn has extensive project management and Board experience with more than 25 years in government, NPO and private sectors. She has a BA MA (First Class Hons) and Diploma in Company Directorship (Order of Merit) and is a Graduate Member of the AICD.

Stephen Ferguson

Queensland

Peak Body

Stephen is the National CEO of the Australian Hotels Association. He has extensive experience with boards and committees including work with the Brisbane Racing Club and Racing NSW. Stephen has an Associate Degree in Law and a Master’s of business Administration. His skills range from marketing to experience in dealing with budgets, project management and alternative dispute resolution.

John Prior

New South Wales

Music Creator
Peer Committee

John Prior is an independent multi award winning composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist (drums, keys, guitar), director of Mammal Music and Unity Gain Studios and current Secretary of the Association of Australian Musicians.

Best known for his work with Matt Finish, Adrian Belew (King Crimson), Mick Taylor (The Rolling Stones), Roy Buchanan, Champion Jack Dupree, Iota, Wicked Beat Sound System, Oz Rock Roadshow and Dale Barlow, John has also composed and produced many original themes and soundtracks for theatre, film, television and advertising.

Maree Andrews

Victoria

Music User
Governance Team – licence fee less than $3,000

Maree is the Practice Manager at Yackandandah Health Medical Centre and her role has a focus on General Practice Accreditation for the service. Maree has a broad range of experience in practice management in the medical and health industries, including knowledge of customer service, business management, project management and staff education. Maree is also a Registered BAS Agent.

Maree has committee experience through her roles with the management committees of Toastmasters Albury Wodonga, Tallangatta Health Service, and the Wodonga Specialisist Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Joel Perricone

South Australia

Music User
Governance Team – licence fee greater than $3,000

Joel is the National Manager of Partnerships and Advocacy at Fitness Australia Ltd, the National Health and Fitness Industry Association.

Joel’s positions on various boards including the fitness industry council for Fitness Australia have given him a depth of experience with working on committees.

Guy Gross

New South Wales

Music Creator
Governance Team – royalties greater than $3,000

Guy Gross is a leading Australian film and television composer with credits as diverse as Blinky Bill to The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. He is an APRA Ambassador, recipient of the APRA/AGSC International Achievement Award, past President of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers and founding member of the composer’s collective Church Street Studios. More information at www.guygross.com.

Ben Chase

Western Australia

Music Creator
Governance Team – royalties less than $3,000

Ben is a Perth based sound designer, composer, musician, co-writer, producer and editor. Ben started composing for theatre in 1988, then for advertising and short film. Later he also started doing sound design and mixing to evolve into two main creative areas. Film Sonic for sound design and audio post www.filmsonic.com.au and his work as a composer www.benchase.com.au.

Ben has composed and recorded numerous scores, including for drama, animation, short film and commercials. He has produced for up and coming artists, and also collaborated with Paul Woseen from Screaming Jets, Dave McKinney of Flow Dynamics/Rhibosome and renowned drummer Daniel Susnjar.

Independent Chair

David Cosgrave

New South Wales

Independent Chair

Previously general counsel at the University of Southern Queensland, David has spent over 25 years helping clients solve disputes and litigation, deal with government regulations and regulators and protect their intellectual property.

David brings substantial experience in all stages of state, Commonwealth, and international litigation and disputes.

David has a background in both the private and public sectors across a range of industries, including investment banking, private equity, healthcare, education and information and telecommunications.

Holly Crain

Holly was a member of the Resolution Pathways Stakeholder Group from 2014-2018.

Keven Stanton

Kevin Stanton was a member of the Resolution Pathways Stakeholder Group from 2014-2017. Kevin passed away on 17 May 2017.

John Schumann

John was a member of the Resolution Pathways Stakeholder Group from 2014-2017.

Bill Cullen

Bill was a member of the Resolution Pathways Stakeholder Group from 2014-2018.

Kate Bonnell

Kate was a member of the Resolution Pathways Stakeholder Group from 2014-2016.