MILLIE MILLGATE

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Millie honed her experience and entry into the music industry in 1995 as the Entertainment Manager for Macquarie University Union before going on to hold executive positions with both MusicNSW and the Association of Artist Managers (AAM).

Prior to becoming the foundation employee with Sounds Australia, Millie also spent a decade working in Artist Management, and booked two of Australia’s most iconic live music venues – The Hopetoun and The Annandale Hotel.

In 2004 and updated again in 2009, Millie was commissioned by the Canadian Consulate General, Sydney to write The Southern Compass: A “How To” Guide to Touring Australia & New Zealand – a handbook for export ready Canadian artists.

Millie has held Board positions with MusicNSW, FBi Radio, the Australasian Association of Campus Activities (AACA) and Arts Training NSW.

In 2017 Millie graduated from Harvard Business School, Executive Education (Business of Entertainment, Media and Sport) and in 2018 was invited to be one of the 5 Australian judges for Eurovision.

GLENN DICKIE

EXPORT MUSIC PRODUCER

Glenn spent 12 years at EMI Music Australia working across A&R, Promotions and Marketing. During his time there, he worked with artists from Robbie Williams to Lily Allen and JET to The Rolling Stones. He signed Miami Horror, Ricki-Lee, Oh Mercy and was part of a team that signed The Cat Empire, Airbourne and hip hop acts 360 and PEZ.

In 2003 he co-founded THE AUSSIE BBQ, the biggest showcase of Australian music outside of Australia. In the late 90′s he was a broadcaster on Melbourne community radio station 3RRR where he stayed for 12 years and played drums in various tour bands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESTI ZILBER

CREATIVE PRODUCER

Esti’s background is a mixture of music and arts.  She has been involved with producing several theatre productions, worked in book publishing in New York and was the Executive Producer Arts and Culture at FBi Radio.

Before working at Sounds Australia, she was the Executive Assistant to Michael Chugg and managed the offices of Chugg Entertainment.

Dom Alessio

Digital Export Producer

For eight years Dom hosted Home & Hosed, triple j’s Australian music show, where he was an early supporter of artists like Flume, Courtney Barnett, Alex Lahey, Sampa The Great, Methyl Ethel, Gang Of Youths and more. He also has a background in music journalism, and co-founded the first ever music blog dedicated solely to Australian music, Who The Bloody Hell Are They, back in 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEAH FLANAGAN

FIRST NATIONS PRODUCER

Leah Flanagan’s music industry background is as diverse as her heritage. An Alyawarre woman but born and raised in Darwin, the tropical Top End of Australia, she has spent many years as an independent singer-songwriter, musician for hire and label owner. For kicks and giggles (and a steadier paycheck) Leah has also worked in arts administration roles with organisations like Sydney Festival, Arts Law and the Sydney Opera House. In addition to her role at Sounds Australia she manages the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Office for APRA AMCOS.

LARRY HEATH

ASSOCIATE Producer

Larry got his start in the industry when he founded the online publication the AU review, which has been supporting independent Australian music since 2008.

The publication spawned a number of sister publications – including Hello Asia! with its focus on the Asian music market – and an events company, putting on regular showcase events for the AU review, starting an In The Round series at the Vanguard in Sydney, curating the Courtyard Sessions, partnering with Sounds Australia on the Jetlag events in New York and even being part of the team who launched the Sydney Fringe Festival.

Since stepping down as editor from the AU review, Larry launched and sat as the director of the National Live Music Awards and was instated as the A&R Manager for Embassy Music Publishing. Now based in Toronto, Canada, Larry joined the Sounds team in January 2020.