Creative Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Millie Millgate to lead the work of Music Australia.
Adrian Collette AM, CEO of Creative Australia said, “Millie is a well-known and highly respected figure in the Australian contemporary music industry. She joins us from Sounds Australia, where she has managed the presentation of over 2200 Australian artists on global show stages since 2009, covering 86 different international events, in 75 cities, across 26 countries.
“As the chair of the Music Australia Council, I am excited for the future of Australian contemporary music. I have no doubt that Millie’s appointment, together with the exceptional skills and experience of the Music Australia Council, will create a bright future for artists and the music industry in Australia.”
Millie Millgate said,
“Music Australia is a once in a generation opportunity and I am truly honoured, excited, and ready to embrace the challenges and lead the change required to shape and grow a flourishing and sustainable industry. Success will take an enormous team effort and I am looking forward to working with the team at Creative Australia, the terrific Music Australia Council, trusted and valued colleagues across our vibrant sector, and all levels and portfolios of government. Let’s go!”
Music Australia is being established to support and promote the Australian contemporary music industry to increase discoverability and develop markets and audiences. It will invest to stimulate a vibrant and sustainable music industry ecosystem in which artists can thrive.
Music Australia is an Australian Government initiative of the National Cultural Policy: Revive, a place for every story, a story for every place, launched by the Prime Minister, The Hon Anthony Albanese MP, in January this year.
Ms Millgate’s career spans the commercial, not for profit, and government sectors. Ms Millgate started her career as venue booker for Macquarie University followed by iconic live music venues – the Annandale and the Hopetoun Hotels. Millie spent a decade working in artist management and has also held executive positions with the Association of Artists Managers and as Creative Director for MusicNSW. She has served on several boards and committees, currently serving as a director on the board of Support Act.
Ms Millgate leaves Sounds Australia with notable achievements in promoting Australian music globally and supporting thousands of artists build their careers internationally.
In her new role as Director, Music Australia, Ms Millgate will lead impactful change for investment, policy, and artistic development to fuel the growth of the Australian contemporary music industry.
Creative Australia looks forward to Millie joining the team on Monday 20 November 2023.
Sean Brogan, Media Manager, Creative Australia
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