News 25 July 2022

ARIA and PPCA welcome Julia Robinson

Joins in the new role of Head of Policy and Advocacy

ARIA and PPCA welcome Julia Robinson


Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) are proud to welcome Julia Robinson into the newly created role of Head of Policy and Advocacy.   

Formerly Managing Director of the Australian Festival Association, Julia has long been an advocate for State and Federal Government support of the Australian live music sector, working across a particularly impressive range of initiatives during the pandemic-induced interruption to touring and recovery. 

ARIA and PPCA CEO, Annabelle Herd, said: “I am thrilled to welcome someone as experienced, talented and undeniably passionate about the Australian music industry as Julia. Right now is a critical time to ensure the stories of Australian artists and industry professionals are heard loud and clear.  

“I look forward to working with Julia as we continue to advocate the true economic, cultural and social value of Australian music, and the positive impact that forward-thinking policy and support can have in creating more opportunities for it to be heard.”  

Julia said: “I’m delighted at the opportunity to join the team at such a pivotal time for Australian music. The live sector has been my home for a long time, but it is time to get a new perspective and I look forward to working with courageous and inspiring leaders like Annabelle and Vanessa towards a better future for our industry.” 

Julia will commence her new role Monday, 5 September.