MENTORS

MENTORS

Each successful participant this year will be paired up with one of these incredible industry professionals as their mentor to learn skills and get advice to shape their event and music industry career!

MUSIC PRODUCTION MENTORS

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JOSH FOUNTAIN

Josh Fountain is the resident producer, writer and engineer based out of Golden Age Studios in Auckland.


Djeisan Suskov

DJEISAN SUSKOV

Djeisan Suskov is an acclaimed producer, writer and engineer. Djeisan grew up and worked around the studio environment since the age of 9.

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DAVE RHODES

Dave Rhodes has been recording music for over 20 years and is the studio manager at Depot Sound.

EVENT MANAGEMENT MENTORS

Dylan Keating

DYLAN KEATING

Dylan Keating’s background in the NZ music industry stems from working his first national tour at the age of 18 as a stage hand and working at iconic Auckland venues such as The Gluepot and The Powerstation in the late 80s and into the 90s.

Ellie Smith

ELLIE SMITH

Ellie has had 5 years of experience working in the music industry. After graduating from MAINZ in 2012 she started in music management working with artists such as Jupiter Project, Dane Rumble and Titanium.

Fenella Stratton

FENELLA STRATTON

Fenella, along with business partner Jaz Kapow, started Twice The Hype in 2013 which represents over 30 NZ acts such as Laughton Kora, Hollie Smith, Bailey Wiley & Chores. On top of her role at Twice The Hype, Fenella currently works for Northern Bass Festival & Splore as well as tour managing at various festivals all over NZ.

James Southgate

JAMES SOUTHGATE

James has had an extensive career in the music industry starting out in the 80’s with Australian Record label Festival Records.

Josh Smith

JOSH SMITH

Josh’s role at New Zealand’s premier festival Rhythm and Vines is predominantly as an Artist Liaison Manager and is now Netsky’s Tour Manager worldwide.

Matthew Crawley

MATTHEW CRAWLEY

Matthew has been involved in almost every aspect of the New Zealand music industry for the past 10+ years.

Poppy Tohill

POPPY TOHILL

Poppy Tohill began her career in the music industry writing for various publications including Rip It Up, NZ Musician Magazine & Libel Music.

Riccardo Ball

RICCARDO BALL *

Riccardo has worked in the radio industry for 20 years, the last 8 of those as Music Director of The Rock.

Tim Richards

TIM RICHARDS

With a broad ranging body of work spanning over two decades from traveling the globe as a touring DJ/Musician, managing the start/finish line at some of New Zealand’s biggest marathons,

Tom Anderson

TOM ANDERSON

Tom grew up in the Auckland DIY Punk scene in the mid to late 90s and the DIY/do-it-all ethos continued to develop his broad skillset in the years to come. Tom is a production ninja.


* Thanks to the wonderful people at NZ Music Managers Forum (MMF) for sponsoring these fantastic mentors for IGNITE 2018.

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