MusicNSW is delighted to announce the appointment of five regional-based team members. The regional MusicNSW team will work collaboratively to lead
regional music development across the state, with Sam Rees focusing across the far South Coast and Southern Tablelands regions.
Following a search that began in November 2022, five music professionals now join the MusicNSW team with a remit to deliver development opportunities and work to expand touring
circuits across regional NSW. The newly-created roles have been made possible thanks to Create NSW following a landmark four-year funding commitment.
As a lifelong musician growing up in Coolagolite, Rees has been active in the south coast music scene developing relationships with musicians, venue owners and industry professionals for
years. During that time he has fostered relationships within the music community and industry providing leadership and mentorship for local musicians. Through his studies in Entertainment
Business Management and multiple national tours as a musician, he has found passion and purpose through the entertainment industry.
Pictured: Sam Rees. Photographer: Georgia Jane Griffiths
Sam Rees is available for interview.
Emily Collins, MusicNSW Managing Director said: “We are so excited to have these new team members to strengthen all things music in the regions. The regional music community has so
much rich talent and deserves all the support that the big cities are exposed to. The regional music professionals selected to represent their communities will deliver on-the-ground support
to provide regionally-driven professional development, grant support, and touring resources, culminating each year with five tours across regional NSW.”
John Graham, NSW Minister for Arts, Night Time Economy and Music, said: “MusicNSW has been leading nationally on regional music development, and the NSW Government is proud to
fund these new roles. MusicNSW’s newly appointed regional team will help artists hit the road, build regional music networks and expand NSW’s profile as an ideal destination for regional
Dr Tracey Callinan, CEO, Regional Arts NSW, said: “These new positions are crucial for the development of the music industry in regional NSW. We welcome MusicNSW’s strategic
approach to embed support to ensure that our regional musicians, venues and tech staff are able to thrive.”
Next Wednesday, Sam Rees and the regional team are inviting all NSW regional music industry professionals to come together for a virtual interactive session, to meet the team, talk about live
music across the regions and make connections to bring the industry closer and open up career pathways. This digital event is open to artists, venues, agents, media and more, and will feature
all five new hires and Managing Director Emily Collins. The is supported by MusicNSW core funding partners Create NSW and APRA AMCOS. Details below and via the link:
Sound Advice: Introducing the Regional Team
2pm, Wednesday, 31 May 2022