Sounds Australia is pleased to announce that Esti Zilber will be promoted to the role of Executive Producer for the national music export body, following the news of Millie Millgate’s appointment as the inaugural Director of Music Australia.

Esti joined Sounds Australia in 2010 and has worked closely with Millie for over ten years to develop and deliver Sounds Australia’s program around the world. Her work with inbound buyers across Australia’s domestic music conferences has seen thousands of invaluable connections made between international industry and local artists and managers.

In 2021 and 2022, Esti managed Sounds Australia’s Export Stimulus Program, which saw $1.2 million distributed across three rounds to over 320 individuals. The targeted support assisted Australian artists, crew and music professionals to realise significant career-defining moments in global markets and earn much needed income after 18 months of cancelled work due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Esti has been such an integral part of the growth of Sounds Australia over the last 13 years and I’m truly excited for the future of the program knowing what a compassionate and formidable leader she will be. Sounds Australia is in extremely safe hands.” Millie Millgate

“It’s a privilege to follow in Millie’s footsteps, building on the pathways she has forged to deliver international success for many of our industry’s most recognisable exports. I look forward to embracing this next chapter in my career and leading the Sounds Australia team as we brace ourselves for the new frontiers in promoting Australia’s music globally.

“I am so proud of the incredible talent this country produces and am excited to be stepping up to ensure their stories continue to be amplified on the world’s stages and receive the commercial outcomes and accolades they so greatly deserve.” Esti Zilber

Esti will begin as Executive Producer from Monday 20 November 2023, with Sounds Australia commencing a recruitment process imminently.