Green Music Australia - Australia’s premier organisation leading environmental change in the music industry - is thrilled to welcome First Nations singer/songwriter Nidala Barker (NIDALA) and music industry veteran Marcus Seal to its Board of Directors.
Nidala Barker is a singer-songwriter, activist and outdoor educator. Born of the Aboriginal Djugun people of the Kimberley, her music is an anthem for open hearts and raised fists. Driven by her relentless hope in humanity, her work dedicates itself to creating reconciliation. At the beginning of September, Nidala released her debut EP Colours of My People, a 100% carbon-neutral project, to widespread acclaim.
"Music has an exceptional capacity to bring people together. In a world plagued by division, how lucky we are to be the yielders and guides of this powerful tool for change. The task remains to turn potential into action, which can feel like an incredibly intimidating undertaking for artists and industry professionals alike. This is why we cannot understate the importance of organisations like Green Music Australia who deliver direction and community of like minded hopeful folk. Music can change the world, we simply need to give it the space to bloom." - Nidala Barker
Marcus Seal has worked in the music business in several capacities, including Marketing Director at Sony Music, CEO of Shock Records, Head of Marketing at Live Nation and now heads up the iconic Rock Posters, an independent outdoor advertising/street poster company. He has served on several boards including ARIA, AIR (Secretary, Awards Co-Producer), AHEDA and Shock Entertainment Group and recently conceived The Mighty V campaign raising in excess of $10,000 for Support Act’s Crisis Relief Fund. He is passionate about the environment and works closely with Darebin Council to exceed best practice in his management of the printing and distribution process.
"Throughout history real cultural change has been driven by artists and musicians. I’ve learnt as much about our culture, history and planet at an Oils gig as anywhere. These lessons have driven my professional and personal choices and encouraged me to help make further change alongside my colleagues at Green Music Australia. Our strength is important to us all and I hope the music industry strengthens its embrace of our ambitions in months and years to come.” - Marcus Seal
Green Music Australia Board Chair, Tracee Hutchison, made the announcement at GMA’s most recent Board meeting: "We are thrilled to welcome Nidala and Marcus to the Green Music Australia Board, both bring a depth of knowledge, insight and expertise that will provide such great support to the projects of Green Music Australia."
Our departing Board member Áine Tyrrell is a highly talented Irish singer-songwriter and has provided invaluable support over the past two years. Áine has just released her moving new documentary Áine Tyrrell: Irish Troubadour, a must-watch.
Nidala and Marcus join an already wonderful Board of Directors including award winning broadcaster, journalist, executive producer and author Tracee Hutchison as Chair, Chief Financial Officer at The Wilderness Society Jen Rowe as Treasurer, APRA AMCOS Human Resources Manager Carla O’Neale as Secretary, co-founder and director of Strawberry Fields Festival Tara Medina, GMA founder and director of the Green Institute Tim Hollo, and London-based Tina Kothari - director of Anotherway Now.