Robert Stigwood Fellowship Program: Industry Fellows

Stu MacQueen of Wonderlick Entertainment will mentor up to four South Australian music industry entrepreneurs, who are working in the area of music management or other areas of artist representation.

Wonderlick Entertainment is one of the most successful boutique music companies in Australia, with offices in Adelaide and Sydney. The group includes management, recording and publishing arms, and is independent owned by directors Gregg Donovan and Stu MacQueen.

The Wonderlick roster includes some of Australia’s leading artists who, over the past few years, have had significant chart success in Australia and internationally, sold millions of records worldwide, won more than a dozen ARIA awards, and enjoyed successful tours throughout the world.

Wonderlick has a strong track record of developing and sustaining long-term careers for the artists it works with and through the Robert Stigwood Fellowship Program, Stu MacQueen will provide high level mentoring to the next wave of South Australian music industry leaders.

Up to four people will be selected to participate in a twelve month program that begins in August 2018.

Participants will receive strategic industry career advice and advice on artist career planning throughout the twelve month program.

Participants will be eligible for a small grant through the Music Development Office to assist with travel and accommodation costs associated with national business meetings during the term of their mentorship.

The mentorships will be based at the St Paul’s Creative Centre, with all local meetings to be held there. Successful applicants will have access to hot-desks and meeting rooms as required during their time in the program.

South Australian based professional music industry entrepreneurs who are working with South Australian artists creating and performing original music of all genres are eligible to apply.

NOTE: Self-managed artists are not eligible to apply to this program. Artist Fellowships are available for self-managed artists.

Applicants must have a current contract/ agreement in place with at least one South Australian artist.

Applications will be assessed by Stu MacQueen.

Stu will be looking for people with the right attitude, who are hardworking and ideally who manage an artist with major potential.

While not mandatory, preference may be given to applicants who are representing an artist with a current recording and who have had some touring experience.

Applicants must submit a completed application form containing all relevant web links.

The Project Manager will check all applications for eligibility and forward to Stu MacQueen.

Stu will then assess all eligible applications and select up to four participants in consultation with the MDO.

Applicants will be notified of outcomes in July 2018.

Successful applicants will begin the program in August 2018 and funding options will then be discussed. All funding to participants will be in a direct agreement between each participant and the MDO through Arts South Australia.

Upon completion of the program, all participants will be asked to provide a report to Stu MacQueen (copy to the Music Development Office) that includes:

  • Business development outcomes
  • Achievements, opportunities and lessons learned
  • Benefits to South Australian artists and music industry more broadly
  • Feedback on the program
  • Financial report on receipted expenditure of travel support funding.

Contact Information:

Primary Contact:
Becc Bates
Manager, Contemporary Music
Email Address:
(08) 7320 3306