Business Development Manager
Michael’s music industry career began in personal and event security for international touring artists such as Prince, Motley Crüe, Nirvana, Faith No More, and Guns N Roses. A fondness for electronic music would see Michael later become a promoter and pioneer at the forefront of an emerging musical movement, staging ground-breaking events like Strawberry Fields and NASA at Brisbane’s most iconic music spots, including The Site in Fortitude Valley. Michael consulted for government departments on health and safety practices for music venues and festivals, before a stint in radio as executive producer of Ministry of Sound Radio Sessions – Australia’s largest syndicated radio show which aired on 75 stations nation-wide every Saturday night. The show received an ACRA nomination for best-syndicated radio show and promoted record-breaking Ministry of Sound CD compilation sales in Australia. Michael also produced the John Lennon radio special Give Peace a Chance with close friend, journalist and peace activist Ritchie Yorke. As a promoter, Michael has worked with various entertainment groups producing an array of festivals such as Electric Gardens, Carl Cox & Eric Powell’s Mobile Disco, Future Music Festival, Parklife, Summafieldayze, and Global Gathering. He has also promoted concerts for prolific artists including Drake, Snoop Dog, Pharrell Williams, Chic & Nile Rodgers, The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Stone Roses, New Order, The Wombats, Macklemore, and Massive Attack, among others. Joining QMusic in 2017 as Business Development Manager, Michael is responsible for developing partnerships for QMusic’s signature events BIGSOUND and the Queensland Music Awards. He also coordinates the development of QMusic’s philanthropic giving program.