Arian Pearson is a Yolŋu man from Yirrkala in North East Arnhem Land. He was a member of the Yolŋu rock band East Journey. He has successfully held the position as head director and studio engineer since Mulka Music commenced in 2015. Mulka is supported by the Cotton On Foundation and Mulka Music aims to help develop young artists through music. Besides his work at Mulka, Arian is the Chairman of Lirrwi Yolŋu Aboriginal Tourism Corporation, since 2018. Lirrwi Tourism works with Yolŋu Homelands to provide a visitor experience on country. In his role as Chairperson it is his responsibility to continue cultural integrity not only to the business but to the whole region.
Catherine Satour is a singer-songwriter from Alice Springs and is Pertame Arrernte and Mirning. Catherine Satour has been involved in the music scene for two decades as a solo artist in her own right and implementing local artist development and showcase opportunities in the Northern Territory and South Australia. A founding member of the Desert Divas Indigenous Women in the NT program and Blak Night in South Australia with Carclew Arts. Catherine Satour has released her own independent contemporary music and was a producer for the Arrernte Song Women’s project in 2015. In addition to her music career Satour is a passionate advocate for arts, social justice and Indigenous rights and works to empower and uplift Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Catherine Satour is an Apra Board Observer and she continues to create meaningful music.
Born in Alice and arriving to Darwin as a young visual arts and music teacher, Claire has a deep belief in the arts as the foundation of an inclusive creative community. She worked for many years as an arts educator and practitioner and have helped establish a number of key music organisations in Darwin. As the Artistic Director of Arafura Music Collective Claire is recognised in the arts sector as a highly accomplished musician, project manager and creative director. This is complemented by an extensive profile as an executive leader committed to creative and outcomes-led organisational leadership in the NT Public Service and Batchelor institute as Head of Creative Industries, Education, Health, Foundation Skills and Business. In the role of Chairperson of MusicNT Claire remains passionate about live music and the contribution music makes to the NT as place of inclusivity, diversity, creativity and innovation.
Treasurer / Public Officer
Greg joined the MusicNT Board in 2021 with 20 years’ experience in corporate services and executive roles in Statutory Authorities and Local Government throughout the Top End of the Northern Territory. Originally from Sydney, Greg worked in the finance and insurance industry before moving to Groote Eylandt. He has sat on company and community boards, professional associations and government advisory committees. Greg has a Masters in Business Administration from the Australian Institute of Business and a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from the Sydney Graduate School of Management as well as qualifications in work health and safety, community consultation and treasury management. His experience in corporate services including finance, human resource management, facilities and risk management provide Corporate Governance experience to the Board.
Coco has co-founded and managed multiple entities in Bad Apples Music, Barpirdhila Foundation, Ngarrimili and Strong Brother Strong Sister, alongside having operational roles within the arts, sporting, and community sectors with a focus on governance, organization-wide cultural value sets and revenue generation. Coco has vast experience in the music and arts sectors as an Artist Manager for Birdz, A.B. Original and Philly, producer of shows, tours and events, and revenue generation for major events such as Barunga Festival. Prior to the arts, Coco developed social engagement strategies in both the corporate and community sectors including within the AFL. With a keen passion for the advancement of women in music, Coco is thrilled to join the Music NT Board and is determined to contribute to a positive sector in the Territory.
Cain is a composer, producer and instrumentalist who has lived and breathed music his whole life, picking up his first instrument at the age of six. Cain has a long history of supporting the Territory music scene and has made a huge impact as a supporter, educator, program developer, session musician and respected guitarist and producer. He is passionate about the development of opportunities for the NT music scene. Cain currently works as the VET lecturer in Music at Charles Darwin University and is an accomplished musician. He is involved with many different acts around the country including Catherine Satour, Heart Beat and Stab Capital, and is an experienced covers soloist.
Russell Goldflam has lived most of his life in Alice Springs, where he worked in adult education before becoming a legal aid lawyer. Now retired from legal practice, he has more time pursue his musical interests, playing clarinet with his klezmer band Rusty and the Infidels as well as jazz and chamber music.
Adrian Schmidt Mumm
Adrian is a musician, composer, sound engineer, and producer with a diverse cultural and musical background, creating works which cross culture and genre boundaries. He completed a B.A. in Anthropology/Music at Adelaide University in 2017 and is fascinated by the interplay of music and art between different cultures. He currently lives and works in Yirrkala, NT as a Project Coordinator at Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation, running various projects and programs in community. He is the band leader and primary songwriter for the award winning band Slowmango, an instrumentally-driven band known for their energetic live shows who have performed at Harvest Rock, Darwin Festival, Dark MOFO and many more. Adrian is the Music Director of The Bait Fridge, a multidisciplinary arts collective with a focus on community events and immersive performances and has previously worked for Music SA as a Program Coordinator. He has also worked in production roles for various festivals and events, including Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Fringe, and written and recorded musical scores for video, film, theatre, and art installations.
Working in a number of roles and projects across central and remote NT, James has spent almost 15 years recording, producing, managing, touring, supporting, educating, training, counselling, bailing out and believing in countless bands and musicians as well as producing numerous live music events and initiatives.
Currently based in Tennant Creek and managing the Winanjjikari Music Centre as part of Barkly Regional Arts, James believes that investing in infrastructure and personnel to provide greater access to learning, rehearsal, recording and performance opportunities across the NT will have a tangible positive social impact on participants, supporters and communities alike.