Stakeholder Group

Jake Mason

An ARIA and APRA nominated songwriter, member of the Music Victoria Artist Advisory Panel and Guild of Screen Composers, Jake Mason is a 20-year quiet achiever of the Australian music industry.

Jake’s co-write ‘This Girl’ (Kungs Vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners) which charted at number 1 in 10 countries, has over one billion streams and was the most shazamed dance track worldwide in 2016.

Bridging jazz/soul and pop, Jake has released 15 albums and established his own label and studio Soul Messin’ Records. He manages the business affairs of Cookin’ On 3 Burners.

Jake has worked with artists including Tex Perkins, Richard Clapton, Josh Teskey, Kate Ceberano and Eric McCusker and develops the next generation of songwriters through mentoring initiatives including APRA’s ‘Melbourne Sessions’ and long-term association with Caulfield Grammar.

Jake’s screen work spans TV (Love Island, A Million Little Things, MacGyver, My Life Is Murder) and advertising/sync – Just Jeans, Westpac (Australia), Peugeot (Europe), Samsung (USA, played at the Superbowl), Vogue, Victoria’s Secret and the Ellen Degeneres Show.

Jake is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, is deeply engaged with the Victorian music scene and is excited to contribute to the dynamic momentum of Australian music.

Kylie Auldist

“Described by The Music Magazine as “Melbourne’s high priestess of soul”, Kylie Auldist has over 20 years experience as a vocalist and songwriter.

Kylie is the soulful voice behind the 2016 worldwide hit ‘This Girl’ (Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners), the leading lady of Australian funk/soul group ‘the Bamboos’ and a celebrated solo artist.

In 2009 Kylie signed a solo deal with UK’s Tru Thoughts records releasing three critically acclaimed albums ‘Just Say’ (2008), ‘Made of Stone’ (2009) and ‘Still Life’ (2012) and in 2016 she released her fourth solo album ‘Family Tree’ on Freestyle Records (UK). Both ‘Made of Stone’ & ‘Family Tree’ won the coveted AGE Music Award. With her 2016 release Family Tree touching upon her earliest musical passions; the follow-up album (due in 2020) is quite firmly entrenched on an electro boogie tip, rooted deep in the NY club scene of the early 80’s.

Kylie is also an in-demand international session vocalist. She has sung on collaborations with Boy George’s long-time producer Marc Vedo and had underground club hits with UK artists Flevans & Aldo Vanucci. Kylie has also mentored for the Push and Box Hill Institute.

Find out more about Kylie at https://www.kylieauldist.com/

Hugo Race

Hugo Race is a multi-disciplinary artist in music, sound, word, and imagery. In an international career spanning 35 years with contemporary music at its heart, Hugo has written and sung on over 40 albums released by both major and independent labels. Hugo delivers intense sonic soundscapes that merge folk, experimentalism, electronica and rock.

Hugo performs in and manages his bands and projects in different parts of the world, from giant festival stages in Europe and Africa to small theatres in Argentina and Australia. Hugo has produced records in Istanbul, Bamako, Sicily, Brussels and Berlin. Hugo has scored movies, acted and sung on film, and in theatre, and travelled the world with a laptop and a guitar as a solo performer. Hugo has published an account of his musical journey over three decades in the book Road Series.

Hugo’s first professional role on the international stage was as a founding member of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Hugo has had songs published by Mushroom Music, Mutesong, Universal Music, Freibank Muskiverlags and he is currently signed with Peermusic Australia. Since 1995 Hugo has been a contracted recording artist with Glitterhouse Records (Germany).

From his years in the business, Hugo also has a broad range of experience managing multiple parallel projects, branding, marketing and promotion. Conversant in 4 languages, Hugo continues to pursue his vision and collaborate with other artists internationally, living between Australia and Italy.

Dallas Frasca

Dallas is the namesake front woman of the award-winning Australian rock outfit, Dallas Frasca. With her band, Dallas has toured the world clocking over 1000 shows and 9 international tours. Frasca has a Top 30 ARIA charting album under her belt, a #10 Australia album as well as many awards including ‘Artist of the year’ at the Independent Music Awards. Her band has supported the likes of Ugly Kid Joe, Patti Smith, Aerosmith and Van Halen, and once fronting legendary Aussie rock band Midnight Oil in support of Amnesty International.

With almost 20 years experience in the music industry, Dallas wears many hats. These include songwriter, singer, guitarist, manager, APRA AMCOS Ambassador, festival director, international touring artist, booking agent, venue booker, successful crowd-funding campaigner, and over the last six years, her time is spent (in-between touring) in the Northern Territory working with indigenous women from remote communities wanting to engage in music.

In 2018 Dallas was a finalist for the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards in the ‘Artistic Excellence’ category and in April 2018, showed off her guitar skills to an estimated 1.5 billion viewers for the closing ceremony for the Commonwealth Games held at the Gold Coast, Australia. Her song, ‘All My Love’ finished 3rd in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC – over 16,000 entries) which landed her band to sign with French label, Verycords.

In her hometown Melbourne, Dallas is an industry mentor at Collarts Music College and the spearhead for the world-first concept, A Hitch To The Sticks Festival where she takes the audience on the road with her across regional areas in Australia.

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.

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 Aquadome Facility Manager at BlueFit. Joel has dedicated his life to the fitness industry, working to contribute as a policy voice for the Australian fitness industry. Prior to joining BlueFit, Joel was the National Manager – Partnerships and Advocacy at Fitness Australia. 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.

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.

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.

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.