Musical Chairs: July 23
FROM CBAA TO ABC
Melanie Withnall has stepped down as vice president of the CBAA (Community Broadcasting Association of Australia) after her appointment as manager of ABC Radio Sydney.
Anne Frankenberg, who’s been on the board since 2016, become vice president. She is currently deputy general manager of the Australian National Academy of Music.
Board president Phillip Randall recounted, “As an ordinary board member, finance director and vice president, Melanie has significantly contributed to the direction of the sector in a range of areas including governance, inclusion and diversity.
“Her passion for local content has informed the CBAA’s debate around news, current affairs, digital radio and content distribution platforms.”
SYDNEY FESTIVAL APPOINTS NEW HEAD OF BUSINESS
Amy Maiden is the new head of business development and marketing at Sydney Festival.
She was previously general manager at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) for four years.
During that time, she steered the ATYP during a session of savage budget cuts for youth theatre, gained donations from international ambassadors and ATYP alumna Rose Byrne and Rebel Wilson, instigated audience research and initiated two nationally touring productions.
RTRFM PRESENTER HEADING TO SYDNEY
Perth community radio station RTRFM‘s breakfast presenter for the past 3 ½ years, Caitlin Nienaberis, relocating to Sydney to join the ABC.
Recipient of a number of WAM awards, her last show will be a live outside broadcast from Rhubarb Records in Leederville on Friday July 27 with guests and live performances.
HAUPTMAN GOES DOWNTOWN
Downtown Music Publishing promoted Lisa Hauptman to global head of people.
The company has grown from 44 staffers to its current 100 worldwide, including in Australia where it has an office.
QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SINGS
Craig Whitehead, one-time manager of the Perth Concert Hall, will take over as chief executive of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in January 2019.
NEW MUSIC FOR MELBOURNE
Firas Massouh today joins Melbourne community radio station 3PBS 106.7FM as music and interview coordinator.
He was previously producer and presenter at the ABC including presenting The Evening Show on ABC Radio Hobart.
FINDLAY ENTERS THE CHAMBER
Gavin Findlay, GM of Canberra International Music Festival, will be the next executive director of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.
He has been active in advocacy as a board member of MusicACT and the Australia Music Industry Network.
BROWN COMMITS TO WALL OF SOUND
Paul Brown quit SCA to concentrate on his online heavy metal publication and podcast at WallOfSoundAU.com.
ADREV GETS NEW PUBLISHER
AdRev, LA-based rights administration service and platform, and a global leader for YouTube monetization, hired publishing veteran Nick LaPointe as director of rights management.
His decades-long career in publishing has been specifically in mechanical rights and licensing. He joins from Warner/Chappell Music Publishing.
O’CALLAGHAN DRIVES AWAY
Jess O’Callaghan left her role as audio and social media producer for ABC RN Drive.
NEW CEO FOR MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA
Multicultural Arts Victoria appointed Veronica Pardo as chief executive officer, commencing September 3.
Pardo, who has an extensive background in the not-for-profit sector with a major focus on policy and advocacy, was nine years executive director at Arts Access Victoria, the state’s leading arts and disability organisation.