Angela Samut was appointed Chief Executive Officer of QMusic in April 2019 and brings with her over two decades of experience working in the media and entertainment industry 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 artists and bands.
Angela joins QMusic from Screen Queensland (SQ), the state government’s screen agency, and was part of the senior management team that has 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 handled all media and working with Studios behind international productions including Aquaman, Thor: Ragnarok, Dora the Explorer, Godzilla Vs. Kong, San Andrea, 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 did weekly radio entertainment reporting and reviewing.
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 Livid Festival and our state's capital city's placement in the national 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.
Angela is the current Deputy Chair of the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) Board and sits on the Management Committee for the Queensland Writers Centre.