Liz was always destined for a life in music. Coming from a family with deep music roots and growing up in the midlands of England, she was exposed early on to its iconic music scene; her father touring with Black Sabbath in the 60s and 70s, her mother modelling for The Move and living only a few miles away from the buzzing rock scene of Birmingham.
Liz later launched herself into the Brisbane music scene as a school-kid, volunteering to interview and promote local bands on Myspace! Fast-forward to the present moment, and Liz has a media focused degree in Business Marketing and Communications (QUT) and a skill set that spans across traditional and digital marketing, brand development, radio production, music streaming, publicity, and label and artist management.
Some highlights of her career include being one of Sony Music’s in-house alternative music specialists (with a big side of pop), creating digital music strategies, working in publicity and Sub-Label management and strategizing for artists such as Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx for his project Sixx A.M, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Gang of Youths, Jessica Mauboy, Delta Goodrem, The Veronicas and Pharrell Williams, to name a few. Another fond memory was her time working for Southern Cross Austereo (Brisbane’s B105 and Triple M) and hatching her own mainstream major campaign for Soundwave Festival, taking B105 listeners behind the scenes at Australia’s largest music festival Soundwave. This later saw her join the publicity team at Soundwave, assisting with running the on-ground media programs for the Sydney Festival.
Elizabeth is a General Member of Association of Artist Managers and is currently completing studies in fitness and nutrition to change the approach to bettering mental health in the music industry.
Despite its curve-balls, 2020 has been game-changing for Tam, who has always had a deep love for music, possessing a particularly in-depth knowledge of the Australian music landscape. In 2020, she was selected by the Association of Artist Managers (AAM) to be part of the Co-pilot Mentorship Program, where she was mentored by Artist Manager & Executive Programmer for BIGSOUND Maggie Collins. This year, Tam was also selected by AAM for their NSW Roundtable program where she was mentored by Artist Manager & EMC Conference Director Jane Slingo, and in early 2020, Tam was selected to attend The Seed Future Makers Workshop in Melbourne, a week long development program for music industry professionals founded by John Butler and Mama Kin.
In her thirteen years in the biz, Tam has worked across A&R, strategic marketing, studio management and artist development and management. Some highlights running Sony Music’s recording studio at Studios 301, and working closely with a GRAMMY & ARIA award winning team of engineers and producers (and not to mention overseeing studio sessions with the likes of Alicia Keys, Babymetal, Ricky Martin, and Jessie J).
She has also worked for music tech company Jaxsta as a project manager, as well as in creative services for a range of global publishing companies. Tam has run countless large scale events and songwriting camps with Sony Music Australia, APRA AMCOS, ARIA, Specific Music and Women In Music.
Tam is a General Member of Association of Artist Managers and is currently completing her Diploma of Graphic Design at Billy Blue College of Design.
Zana is quintessentially a music-making human from a music-making family, with a career in the industry spanning 15 years both here and in the UK. She has worked as a music journalist, editorial assistant, digital campaign manager, media manager and publicist, and her credentials cover all bases when it comes to the biz; Zana holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours (WSU) and is almost at the finish line of her PR focused Master of Strategic Communication (UTS).
Her career highlights include her time at Music Feeds where she cut her teeth as a journo before making the jump to publicity with The PR Files (Gang of Youths, Sarah McLeod). Shortly after she nabbed a mentorship via the Women in Music Syd network, with renowned Australian publicist Valerie MacIver of VMPR (Fleetwood Mac, Nick Cave, The Rolling Stones, Katie Perry and ongoing Publicist of Keith Urban).
Zana worked as a Media Manager for Comes With Fries, driving big campaigns such as CXLOE and overseeing the AU/NZ roster for Canadian label Nettwerk (SYML, Harrison Storm, Garret Kato). She headed comms and online content for music tech company Jaxsta and the Women in Music Syd non-profit, where she also curated and managed events.
Most recently, Zana has been the in-house publicist at ArowAgency for close to two years (DOKO, Rya Park, Lupa J, Oh Wonder - UK) and is beyond excited to embrace her new role in its sister company Hey Charlie! PR.
Zana tirelessly writes, records and regularly performs (when there isn’t a pandemic) with her busy band E for Echo, who are in the middle of making their third record. Zana also puts her sharp writing skills to use as a creative-writing volunteer at The Story Factory, a non-profit writing centre for indigenous youth.
Elise joins team Charlie as part of our Internship Program assisting with all things music publicity! Passionate about many areas of the music industry, Elise holds a Bachelor of Sound and Music Design (UTS) and has an impressive skill set that includes publicity, events and festivals, artist development, promotion, and social media management. As an artist herself, performing as Elysaé, Elise is especially excited about helping artists bring their visions to life.