Stephen Green steps down from QMusic roles after 14 years
After 14 years, Brisbane-based music industry identity Stephen Green is stepping down as vice president at QMusic and its management committee.
“My business (and family) needs me more than ever in 2021 and to leave with the organisation in a strong place seems a fitting time,” he wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
“QMusic is a completely different organisation the one I joined (it’s solvent for starters) and the industry is a completely different industry.
“The most satisfying thing about working on building a community like QMusic is that it’s not about us. We don’t own it and everything’s about putting in, not taking out.”
Green programmed the association’s flagship BIGSOUND in 2008 and 2009.
Last 2019, while celebrating its 25th year, QMusic named Angela Samut as its new CEO. She replaced Joel Edmondson after five years with Screen Queensland.
In his post he described the “privilege” he felt at seeing BIGSOUND and the Queensland Music Awards grow as effective forces, and learning about First Nations culture.
SGC Media, which he set up in 2010 as a joint venture with music biz pioneer and MGM founder Sebastian Chase, has grown to include numerous divisions.
The flagship SGC Media handles commercial PR, radio plugging and strategic marketing.
The company now includes electronic, urban and indie platform Purple Sneakers, boutique PR Title Track for alternative acts, digital agency For The Record, hard rock Collision Course, online country music hub Countrytown and online metal station The Faction.
Aside from QMusic, Green also served on the board of Starving Kids (MICS Ltd), a music industry college providing secondary education for young people.