Music Australia Notice of 2017 Annual General Meeting and meeting of Councillors Thu 2 November 2017 Melbourne & via teleconference



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Music Australia

Notice of 2017 Annual General Meeting

and meeting of Councillors

Thu 2 November 2017

Melbourne & via teleconference
Councillors and members are invited to our annual general meeting and associated events in Melbourne on 2 November. Details below, plus agenda and nomination information.

The 2017 Music Australia AGM will be held:

Thu 2 November 2017, 3.00pm – 4.30pm Melbourne time

At: level 39 South Tower, Rialto

525 Collins St Melbourne

(ask for directions at concierge desk)



or via teleconference

(Phone: 1800 857 029 and enter Guest Code: 40496351#)



Social function to follow from 4.30pm

(Drinks and snacks supplied – we’ll head to a local bar)

If you cannot attend in person we encourage you to join via teleconference.

Music: Count Us In

We also invite you to attend the following event on the same day:



Music: Count Us In Celebration Day Event and Function

12pm, Thu 2 November, Deakin Edge, Federation Square

This is the annual culmination for our national school music program. Students from schools all around the country will join a live streamed event with performances, live crosses, and special events, as we celebrate Music: Count Us In’s annual culmination. The event runs 12-12.30pm.



Election of Councillors and Directors

We are calling for nominations for positions of Councillors and Board Directors for election at the AGM. In preparation:



  • Let us know if you wish to renominate if your term is expiring

  • Advise of experts you recommend or wish to propose for vacant positions

  • Advise any items you would like placed on the meeting agenda

  • Ensure your membership is up-to-date, Scarlett Di Maio can assist you, email her here.

Constitution

At the 2017 AGM a revised constitution was adopted. After over twenty years it was time to update this document with current law, and adopt some changes to increase flexibility and inclusiveness. The revised constitution is on our website here, and a handy summary is here.



Councillors and Advisory Groups meeting

We take this opportunity to hold an annual joint meeting of our Councillors and Advisory groups. This is a chance to provide short updates on activities and share key sector information.


Councillor and Board Positions and Nominations

Nominations are invited, on the forms below, for:



  • Appointment as Music Australia Councillors, and

  • Election to the Board of Directors

Nominations for appointment as Councillors are accepted at any time.

Nominations for election to the Board will be accepted up to 9.30am Thu 2 November.

All nominations should be sent to the CEO at office@musicaustralia.org.au or delivered in person to the Music Australia office in Erskineville, Sydney.

The board elections will be at the AGM commencing at 3pm on Thu 2 November 2017.

If you will not be present, you may appoint a proxy, using the form below. You will be informed of the list of nominees to Council positions as soon as possible after Fri 27 October. You will be able to know Board nominees only by your presence at the AGM or direct communication with your proxy on the day of the AGM. The Returning Officer will be Chris Bowen.

We look forward to you joining us physically or virtually on November 2nd.

Chris Bowen

CEO
Please see following pages for


Agenda

Board and Councillors List

Nomination forms

MUSIC AUSTRALIA



(MUSIC COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA PTY LTD)

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and COUNCILLORS MEETING

3.00pm – 4.30pm, Thursday 2 November, 2017

Melbourne CBD - venue tbc

(social function will follow at local bar)



AGM AGENDA


  1. APOLOGIES

  2. MINUTES OF THE 2016 AGM

  3. FINANCIAL REPORT & APPOINTMENT OF AUDITOR

  4. REPORT OF THE CHAIR

  5. REPORT OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

  6. SPECIAL BUSINESS

  7. ELECTION FOR INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

  8. ELECTION FOR BOARD MEMBERS

COUNCILLOR MEETING AGENDA


  1. COUNCILLOR UPDATES

  • Brief roundup on key issues in your sector (2-3 min ea)

  1. ADVISORY GROUP REPORTS

  1. KEY ISSUES and FUTURE DIRECTIONS

  • Discussion

  1. OTHER BUSINESS


MUSIC AUSTRALIA BOARD ELECTION AND COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS

ELECTION TO THE BOARD

There are seven Board positions filled, with five falling vacant in 2017. Two of these were casual appointments made by the Board in 2017 until the AGM. All are eligible to renominate for a three-year term. There are two board vacancies. Nominations are invited to fill all vacancies.



BOARD

Michael Smellie, NSW, Chair [2018] *

Ryan Miller, NSW, Treasurer [2017]

Dr Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, Qld [2018] *

Catherine Gerrard, NSW [2017] *

Paul Noonan, Vic [2017]

Ed St John [2017]

Rhonda Davidson-Irwin [2017]


* Indicates Have Served Two or More Terms. Dates in brackets indicate final year of current term.

PROCEDURE

All candidates standing unopposed are declared elected. There will be a secret ballot for election to positions for which there is more than one candidate.



APPOINTMENT TO THE COUNCIL

  • There is a Council of Music Australia. The role of the Council is to advise and assist the Directors implement the Objects of the Company.

  • Councillors are appointed by invitation of the Board on the basis of criteria in the Constitution

  • Councillors are appointed for renewable terms of 3 years.

  • Councillors are drawn from the ranks of Representative Members, both Organisational and Individual, to provide a balanced Council representative of Australian music

  • Generally, a Representative Member will be entitled to provide a nominee to be appointed as Councillor

  • Representative Organisational Members represent a national music constituency; Representative Individual Members represent a specified field of music. The Constitution contains detailed definitions and criteria.

  • Representative Members have voting rights at General meetings of the Company.

COUNCIL

Representative Organisational Members

Representative Organisational Members as at the 2017 Annual General Meeting are detailed below. The first seven of these are ongoing organisational members. The other was appointed by the Board in 2017.

Organisational Councillor Members

  • APRA AMCOS Catherine Gerrard (NSW)

  • Australian Music Centre John Davis (NSW)

  • Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) Mike Tyler (Qld)

  • Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) Patrick Donovan (Vic)

  • Australian Music Therapy Association Bridgit Hogan (Vic)

  • Australian Society For Music Education (ASME) Antony Hubmayer (SA)

  • Musica Viva Australia Mary Jo Capps (NSW)

  • Australasian Music Publishers Association (AMPAL) Matthew O’Sullivan



Individual Councillor Members

  • Research Assoc Prof Brydie-Leigh Bartleet (Qld) [2019] *

  • Community Music Development Polly Christie [2019]

  • Early Childhood Education Dr Aleksandra Acker (Vic) [2017] *

  • For-Profit Music Industry Rob Walker (Vic) [2017] *

  • Indigenous Music Jessie Lloyd (Vic) [2017] *

  • International Promotion Michael Smellie (NSW) [2017] *

  • Jazz Joanne Kee (NSW) [2017] *

  • Legal And Copyright Paul Noonan (Vic) [2017]

  • Music Broadcasting (Public) Graeme Hinckley (SA) [2017] *

  • Music In Film And Television Art Phillips [2017] *

  • Music Management Leanne de Souza [2017]

  • Music Publishing (2017) Mathew O’Sullivan [2017]

  • Opera And Music Theatre (2017) Timothy Sexton [2017] *

  • Policy (2017) Nicole Canham [2017]

  • Private Music Education (2017) Jody Heald [2017] *

  • Record Industry (2017) Maria Amato (Vic) [2017]

  • Record Industry (2017) Vanessa Hutley (NSW) [2017]

  • World Music (2017) Peter Mousaferiadis (Vic) [2017]

  • Composition (2018) Dr Daniel Blinkhorn (NSW) [2018]

  • Brass And Concert Bands (2018) Jeremy De Korte (Vic) [2018]

  • Country Music (2018) Luke O’Shea (NSW) [2018]

  • Professional Orchestras (2018) Kate Lidbetter (NSW) [2018]

  • Special Member: (2017) Andrew Batt-Rawden (NSW) [2017]

  • Special Member: (2017) Bethwyn Serow (NSW) [2017]

  • Special Member: (2017) Peter Chellew (Vic) [2017]

  • Special Member: (2017) Ryan Miller (NSW) [2017]

  • Special Member: (2018) Stephen Green (Qld) [2017]


Vacancies

The following vacancies exist:

  • Computer Music, Multimedia

  • Folk music

  • Music Criticism / Journalism

  • Popular music

  • Venues or festivals

  • Creative industries

  • Choral music

  • Employee association

VACANT COUNCILLOR POSITIONS - NOMINATIONS INVITED

Councillor positions currently vacant or concluding in 2017 are open to nomination regardless of whether an incumbent is standing. The new term of office begins immediately after approval by the Board and continues for three years.

It has been Music Australia practice to invite nominations for a third term only to those Councillors who in the Board’s opinion have made, and are likely to continue to make, a significant contribution to the organisation.
Music Australia Elections 2017

ELECTION TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATION FORM
I, (to be completed by a current member) , being a Councillor member of Music Australia, propose the following Music Australia member for election to the Board of Directors for a term finishing in 2020.
PROPOSED BY

(Signature)

(Name) (Date)
SECONDED

I, a member of Music Australia, second the proposal.

(Signature)

(Name) (Date)


AGREEMENT OF NOMINEE

I agree to the nomination as proposed. please insert your name and sign here

(Signature)

(Name) (Date)


DETAILS FOR NOMINEE please insert your details here

Name


Address

Telephone

Email

Date and place of Birth



Qualifications for position


  1. word Biography please provide a brief biography here

DEADLINE. This nomination form must be handed to the Music Australia Returning Officer by 9.30am on Thu 2 November, 2017.



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Music Council of Australia Elections 2016

PROXY FORM

Please deliver this completed form to the Returning Officer, Chris Bowen, at office@musicaustralia.org.au, by COB on Friday 27 October 2017.


I, (name of current member) , being a Councillor member of Music Australia, nominate the following member of the Council to serve as my proxy at the Annual General Meeting, 2016.

Name of proxy:...................................................

( ) I do not impose any voting requirements on my proxy.

( ) I instruct my proxy to vote as follows in the elections and the Special Business of the Annual General Meeting.


Music Australia Councillor Appointments 2017

APPOINTMENT TO THE COUNCIL NOMINATION FORM

DETAILS FOR NOMINEE

I wish to nominate for appointment as a Councillor of Music Australia:

Position

Full Name

Address

Telephone



Email

Qualifications for position

100 Word Biography please provide a brief biography here
AGREEMENT OF NOMINEE please sign here

I agree to the nomination, and if appointed agree to abide by the Councillor Charter and Music Australia Objects, detailed below.


(Name) (Date)

ENDORSEMENTS

Nominees are encouraged to seek endorsement for their nominations by up to two current Councillor members of Music Australia, using the form below.

NOMINATOR

I, (name of current member),

being a Music Australia Councillor, propose the following person for election to the Councillor position shown below.

NAME OF COUNCILLOR POSITION:

DATE:
SECONDER

I, a member of Music Australia, second this proposal.

(Name) (Date)
I, (name of current member),

being a Music Australia Councillor, propose the following person for election to the Councillor position shown below.

NAME OF COUNCILLOR POSITION:

DATE:
NOMINATIONS



Can be submitted at any time to the CEO at office@musicaustralia.org.au and will be tabled for consideration at the next scheduled Music Australia Board meeting.


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