Reference Panel

Shaun Adams

Shaun Adams

Venue Programmer, Hotel Esplanade

No stranger to the music industry, Shaun Adam’s has had the pleasure of working with Australian artists such as Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Powderfinger, Silverchair and Peking Duk when promoting his own shows and events across regional Victoria, as well as programming for St Kilda’s Prince Bandroom and the Karova Lounge in Ballarat. He’s also been heavily involved with Australia’s peak music body, Music Victoria, and has dipped his toe in and out of artist management.

Since taking on the role as Venue Programmer for The Espy, the hallowed Gershwin Room has welcomed an array of artists such as Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Babe Rainbow, Cosmic Psychos, Daryl Braithwaite, Lime Cordiale & The Teskey Brothers. Not to mention hosting a Nova Red Room with American EDM trio, The Chainsmokers, and The Rubens for the critically acclaimed MTV unplugged.

Jayden Bath

Jayden Bath

Founder & Festival Director, Loch Hart Music Festival

Jayden is the Founder and Festival Director of Loch Hart Music Festival – a three-day camping festival on the Great Ocean Road in Princetown. Starting in 2018, Loch Hart includes a diverse line-up of Australian artists, comedy, yoga, ocean views, and is a leader in environmental sustainability.

Jayden is also an Environment and Planning Lawyer at MinterEllison having completed his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degrees at Monash University.

Melinda Dine

Melinda Dine

Melinda has worked in a variety of roles at The Push Inc for the past ten years. Beginning with a Bachelor of Business – Music Industry at VU, Melinda moved on to work at the Big Day Out. At The Push, Melinda managed the Music Under Wings program which incorporated a range of mentoring and skill development initiatives including Music Victoria’s Live Music Professionals Program. Melinda has skills in program design and implementation, not for profits, human resources and more. She also has governance experience having sat on the Centre for Innovative Justice’s Restorative Justice Advisory Board and providing consultancy to the Office of Public Prosecutions and the Family Violence Restorative Justice Project.  Melinda is currently studying law.

Sally Mathers

Sally Mathers

[Bio to be confirmed]

Guven Yilmaz

Guven Yilmaz

Director, Vita Music Group

Having cultivated seven years experience in the music industry, Guven Yilmaz, director of Vita Music Group, maintains a key focus on artist development, agency/touring and boutique management. Based in Melbourne, VMG represents artists across the musical spectrum, with the likes of Peking Duk, Nyxen, Milan Ring, Kwame, Raave Tapes, UV Boi, Benson and more.

The Live Music Professionals program is an initiative of the Victorian Government delivered by Music Victoria.