Angela Samut was appointed Chief Executive Officer of QMusic in April 2019 and brings with her over two decades of experience working in entertainment marketing across music, film and television.
Angela has worked for Paramount Pictures, Network Ten, Planet Hollywood and was National Publicist for Festival Mushroom Records (Sydney-based) where she looked after a large roster of local and international artists and bands.
Angela joined QMusic from Screen Queensland the state government’s screen agency and was part of the senior management team that led Queensland to its most prolific period of production in the history of the state, an industry that is worth $1 billion to the local economy. Working with local industry from early to established practitioners, Angela also worked with local and international Studios behind international productions including Aquaman, Thor: Ragnarok, Godzilla Vs. Kong, San Andreas, Kong:Skull Island and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Prior to Screen Queensland, Angela ran her own private company, Box Office Publicity, a boutique business that provided strategic and creative counsel for its entertainment-focussed clients from early career musicians to film festivals. Also during this time, Angela was a weekly radio entertainment contributor and reviewer across music, theatre and film.
Angela has a wealth of experience working with all tiers of government and advocating the potential of local industry as a key cultural and economic driver that delivers exponential benefits to all Queenslanders.
Music has always been a strong driving force in Angela’s life where she has studied and played music since she was very young. Whilst studying a double major in Political Science at the University of Queensland in the early 1990s against a backdrop of Brisbane’s thriving live music scene, and being fiercely proud of Brisbane’s live music scene Angela has always been a strong advocate for music and the role it plays from a cultural, social, economic, community and mental health point-of-view.
Studying at UQ in the early 90s, and riding on a third wave of female influences, Angela has a strong interest in addressing issues of gender equity and creating more opportunities for a more inclusive and diverse music industry.
Angela is the current President of the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) Board and sits on the Management Committee for the Queensland Writers Centre.