Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) today congratulate Millie Millgate on her appointment to Director, Music Australia announced this morning via Creative Australia.
ARIA and PPCA CEO, Annabelle Herd, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Millie as the inaugural Director of Music Australia. Her storied career and rich experience promoting Australian artists on the global stage through Sounds Australia are exactly what is needed to lead Music Australia toward a focussed plan that helps deliver more Australian music to more people, wherever they may be.
“The goal is simple: establish infrastructure in Australia that helps connect our artists with more audiences. The real job here is building greater muscle behind the marketing and export of Australian music, addressing the correct commercial priorities to make this happen. We are already a top 10 music market globally, and we’re growing. Our industry can and should operate as an export economy in the same way markets like Sweden and South Korea have already proved possible. We will rally behind Millie in any way we can, and I urge everyone with a vested interest in Australian music to do the same. Her success will be the industry’s success.”
The Creative Australia Bill 2023 and Creative Australia (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2023 passed parliament in June, delivering on commitments made by the Australian Government through its cultural policy Revive.