VICKI GORDON

Vicki GordonVICKI GORDON is a NZ born (Ngāti Kahungunu) Music Producer and a long time Gender activist within the Australian Music Industry. Her skills are unique and combine her deep connection to Indigenous Australia with her extensive networks in the Music & Theatre Industries and vast experience in the Commercial world.

Vicki produced With Open Eyes, Australia's first Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women's Contemporary Music Festival; Fast Forward Australia's first All Girl Rock Festival, the first Training program for Female DJ's - SCRATCH and first fanzine for Female Musicians. As founding Director of the Independent record label Transistor Music she was integral to the success of Vanessa Amorosi's debut album The Power (5x Platinum) and hit single Absolutely Everybody (Top 5 in 23 countries). With more than 30 years experience in the Australian Music industry, Vicki has been integral to the success of numerous Australian independent artists.

Vicki has been music manager to Indigenous singer/songwriters Brenda Webb, Emma Donovan and Ursula Yovich producing Webb's ARIA nominated debut single Little Black Girl and Donovan's EP & video tribute to the stolen generations, Ngarraanga. She has worked with numerous First Nations Artists including Uncle Jimmy Little, The Mills Sisters, Ruby Hunter, Casey Donovan, Leah Purcell, Radical Son, Archie Roach, East Journey, Ngaiire, Lou Bennett, Dan Sultan, Street Warriors, Stiff Gins, Busby Marou, Leah Flanagan, Philly and Mindy Kwanten.

Vicki produced the South Pacific Women's ensemble Singaot Sista premiering the company at Fest Napuan in Vanuatu (2010). She produced and curated the critically acclaimed Barefoot Divas Sydney and NZ International Arts Festivals (2012), Queensland Music Festival (2013) independently touring the company to North America, Canada and Hawaii (2014) selling out the Hong Kong Concert Hall in 2015. In 2016 she was Associate Producer for Romaine Moreton's One Billion Beats co-written with Alana Valentine.

She is currently Co-Producer for the new Australian musical Barbara & the Camp Dogs featuring Ursula Yovich, Elaine Crombie and Troy Brady, Creative Producer for the Healing Foundation's Healing Song Project with Christine Anu, Creative Producer & Curator for Griffith Regional Theatre Company's Red Dirt Divas and Co-Producer for Barefoot Brothers with Radical Son.

Vicki has been awarded a Human Rights Award Commendation, Women in the Arts Fellowship, Community Cultural Development Award and numerous ARIA Awards in recognition of her contribution to Industry.

 

CURRENT

VICKI GORDON MUSIC PRODUCTIONS PTY LTD
Producer & Curator

BELVOIR ST THEATRE
Co-Producer - BARBARA & THE CAMP DOGS
Ursula Yovich, Alana Valentine, Elaine Crombie & Troy Brady

GRIFFITH REGIONAL THEATRE COMPANY
Curator & Producer RED DIRT DIVAS

HEALING FOUNDATION
Music Producer - THE HEALING SONG PROJECT Christine Anu

CANON AUSTRALIA - TALES BY LIGHT
Cultural Consultant

CICADA INTERNATIONAL INC.
President/Creative Producer

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS
Founding Director

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

Founded the inaugural AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS

Co-Produced the new Indigenous musical BARBARA & THE CAMP DOGS at Belvoir

Sold out the Hong Kong Concert Hall - BAREFOOT DIVAS

Developed, Produced & Toured BAREFOOT DIVAS - WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES
Sydney Festival, NZ International Arts Festival, QLD Music Festival, Mullum Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Banff, Seattle, Oakland California & Hawaii

Toured SINGAOT SISTA to FEST NAPUAN Vanuatu

Founded the Not for Profit Charity, CICADA International Inc.

ARIA Board Director representing the INDEPENDENTS

Improved the criteria for BEST AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT ARIA AWARD

Initiated the NEW ARTIST 2 RADIO showcase to improve local content on Commercial Radio

Founded the Not for Profit Association AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S CONTEMPORARY MUSIC INC. to improve the status of Women in the Australian Music Industry.

Produced Australia's first All Girl Rock Festival - FAST FORWARD

Produced Australia's first Training program for female DJ's - SCRATCH

Produced Australia's first Aboriginal & Torres Strait Contemporary Women's Music Festival -WITH OPEN EYES

Produced Australia's first Fanzine for female Musicians & Artists - SNATCH

Managed & Released Australia's first Indigenous model & pop artist BRENDA WEBB - LITTLE BLACK GIRL

Released the Soundtrack to the film about Australia's first female saint - MARY MCKILLOP

 

2016

CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTER
Associate Producer - One Billion Beats (Romaine Moreton, Alana Valentine & Lou Bennett)

VGMP
Producer - Barbara & the Camp Dogs (Ursula Yovich, Alana Valentine, Elaine Crombie & Troy Brady)

CICADA INTERNATIONAL INC.
President/Creative Producer

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS
Founding Program Director

 

2015

VGMP
Curator, Producer & Manager - Barefoot Divas
Tour Management - Barefoot Divas Hong Kong Concert Hall Hong Kong Arts Festival
Producer - Barbara & the Camp Dogs (Ursula Yovich, Alana Valentine, Casey Donovan & Leah Purcell)

CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTER
Associate Producer - One Billion Beats (Romaine Moreton, Alana Valentine & Lou Bennett)

CICADA INTERNATIONAL INC.
President/Creative Producer

 

2014

VICKI GORDON MUSIC PRODUCTIONS PTY LTD
Tour Management - Barefoot Divas North American & Canadian Tour
Producer & Manager - Barefoot Divas
Producer - Wildheart Ursula Yovich

CICADA INTERNATIONAL INC.
Nurlu Jalbingan Program Director Broome WA

CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTER
Associate Producer - One Billion Beats (Romaine Moreton & Alana Valentine)

COMMERCIAL RADIO AUSTRALIA
First Break Project Management

VICKI GORDON MANAGEMENT
Manager - Ursula Yovich

LUCY NEVILLE
Project Consultant

2012 - 2013

VICKI GORDON MUSIC PRODUCTIONS PTY LTD
Barefoot Divas (Ursula Yovich, Emma Donovan, Ngaiire, Whirimako Black, Maisey Rika & Merenia)
Wildheart (Ursula Yovich, Leah Purcell & Casey Donovan)

CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTER
One Billion Beats (Romaine Moreton & Alana Valentine)
Associate Producer

COMMERCIAL RADIO AUSTRALIA
First Break Project Management

VICKI GORDON MANAGEMENT
Manager Ursula Yovich

CICADA INTERNATIONAL INC.
Nurlu Jalbingan Program Director Broome WA

CHARLOTTE EMILY
Project Consultant

2011 - 2012

COMMERCIAL RADIO AUSTRALIA
First Break Consultant

VICKI GORDON MUSIC PRODUCTIONS PTY LTD
Barefoot Divas
Strong

CHARLOTTE EMILY
Project Consultant

OXYGEN MUSIC GROUP
Project Consultant

THE CIRCLE PROJECT Inc.
Project Consultant

DESERT DIVAS - Alice Springs
Mentor

EAST JOURNEY - East Arnhem Land
Marketing and Media Consultancy

2009 - 2010

VICKI GORDON MANAGEMENT
Manager Emma Louise & Emma Donovan

SINGAOT SISTA
Producer

AIDS TRUST OF AUSTRALIA
Entertainment Management Main Stage
Sydney Food & Wine Fair - Annual HIV AIDS Fundraiser

2005

ESTABLISHED VGM MEDIA & MARKETING
Consultant for Independent artists, managers & record labels.

2003 - 2005

ROCK SUGAR MUSIC
Managing Director

2003 - 2004

AUSTRALIAN TOURIST COMMISSION
Auditioned over 600 entries to produce new song/artist to represent Australia both locally and internationally.

2001 - 2004

DIRECTOR MARKETING & A&R TRANSISTOR MUSIC AUSTRALIA

ARIA BOARD DIRECTOR (Representing the Independents)

AMDI CHAIR (Australian Music Development Initiative)
Established to improve local content for Australian artists on commercial radio.


2001 - 2003

DIRECTOR MARKETING & A&R TRANSISTOR MUSIC AUSTRALIA

ARIA BOARD DIRECTOR
First Women in 50 years to represent the Independents on the ARIA Board.


1996 - 2004

DIRECTOR MARKETING & A&R TRANSISTOR MUSIC AUSTRALIA
Signed & developed Vanessa Amorosi & Sick Puppies
First Australian record label to have success with Dance artists on commercial radio.


1989 - 1996

AWCM FOUNDING PRESIDENT & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (Australian Women’s Contemporary Music)
Established to improve the status of Women in the Australian Music industry.


AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2004 - 2005 ARIA Nomination (Engineer of the Year) Greg Stace/Kid Courageous - Is She Really Going Out With Him?
AIR #1 - ARIA #7 Kid Courageous - Use Me
AIR #1 - ARIA #13 Kid Courageous - Life’s A Movie
AIR #3 - ARIA #17 Kid Courageous - Is She Really Going Out With Him?

2003 GOLD Award for You Promised Me In-grid

2001 ARIA Nomination: Best Female Vanessa Amorosi
ARIA Nomination: Best Independent Vanessa Amorosi
ARIA Nomination: Breakthrough artist Vanessa Amorosi
ARIA Nomination: Debut single Vanessa Amorosi
ARIA Nomination: Best Album Vanessa Amorosi
ARIA Nomination: Best Producer Vanessa Amorosi
PPCA Award: #1 Most Broadcast Australian song Vanessa Amorosi for Shine
PLATINUM Award for Shine Vanessa Amorosi
MULTI- PLATINUM Award from BMG Australia for Vanessa Amorosi The Power

2000 DOUBLE PLATINUM Award for the Official Opening Ceremony album for the Sydney 2000 Olympic games.
GOLD Award for Absolutely Everybody in New Zealand

1999 PLATINUM Award for Look At Me & Absolutely Everybody Vanessa Amorosi

1998 GOLD Award for It’s My Life album SASH!
GOLD Award for Whigfield album
GOLD Award for Gimme Gimme single Whigfield

1994 Community Cultural Development Fellowship
To research Women in the Asian Music Industry.
ARIA Nomination: Best Australian Independent Release Brenda Webb (1st Indigenous pop artist in Australia)

1992 Women in Arts Fellowship Award
In recognition for founding the Australian Women’s Rock Institute.

1991 Human Rights Award (Commendation)
For significantly contributing to the promotion of Women’s rights in the Australian Music Industry.