South America | Nov 28, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017

Following the success of their inaugural Trade Mission to South America in 2016, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA are pleased to announce that with support of the Australian Government through the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, a delegation of music industry professionals and artists will return to the region this November to build on established networks and opportunities.

In addition to industry participants, for the first time and proudly supported by the Australian Embassies and High Commissions respectively, in Argentina, Brazil and Chile, THE AUSSIE BBQ will be staged in South America with four dates locked in across three major music festivals, showcasing three fiercely talented Australian acts.

The trade mission delegates for 2017 are Bonnie Dalton (MANAGER, Custom Made), Maggie Collins (Festival Programmer, BIGSOUND/Announcer, triple j), Nicola Pitt (Label Manager, Caama Music), Pete Keen (Founder/Creative Director, Sugar Mountain), Philip Mortlock (Creative Director, Origin Music Group), Steve Cross, (Co-Founder, Remote Control), and Steve De Wilde (Manager, Unified Music Group), representing a strategic mix of industry, across genres and sectors.

Ali Barter, DZ Deathrays and The Kite String Tangle were selected by a panel of local experts, made up of the Music Programmers for each of the three festivals (SIM, Fluvial and EN ÓRBITA), along with other invited promoters, media and industry including:

Adrian Harley – Mexico/Miami
Director of Music Publishing, Latin America – Google Play and YouTube, Google

Alexia Muñiz Braun – Argentina
ZZK Records, Argentina

Allie Silver – Argentina
Founder, Free Radical Productions

Carmen Barahona – Chile
Founder and Director, En Orbita Pro & Festival

David McLoughlin – Brazil
Audio Porto and Brasil Calling

Fabiana Batistela – Brazil
Founder and Director, SIM SAO PAULO

Fabricio Nobre – Brazil
Founder and Director, Constructora Musica and Bananada Festival

Fernando Isella – Argentina
Founder and Director, JAU® Te decimos cómo.

Juan Sebastian Ortiz de Zaldumbide – Colombia
Director, M3 Music

Oliver Knust Restucci – Chile
President, IMICHILE (Independent Music Industry Chile)
Director and Founder, Chilean record label Discos Rio Bueno and booking agency La Union.
Executive Director, Fluvial Music Conference and Festival

Ricardo Lira – Chile
Founder, Orbita Records

Sergio Arbelaez – Mexico
Director, FIMPRO

Sylvie Piccolotto – Argentina
Director, Rock City Agencia

Ever since our last visit, we have been anxious to get back to one of, if not the, most exciting music region in the world. To be able to showcase three Australian artists in our second year is a testament to the relationships that were forged during the first mission and the ever increasing opportunities being heralded for artists and business across Latin America”.
Millie Millgate, Executive Producer, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA

Also joining the Australians, in partnering with the CAB Music Trade Mission Tour this year, are Canadian delegations lead by Sodec, Quebec and CIMA.


November 30 – December 2:
Valdivia, Chile
FLUVIAL – Showcase Conference


December 4-5:
B2B Networking Events / THE AUSSIE BBQ Showcase
Buenos Aires, Argentina

December 6-10:
Sao Paulo, Brazil
SIM SP – Showcase Conference

December 13 -16:
Santiago, Chile

The Australian Music Industry South American Trade Mission is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.