Fast Track Fellowship 2019: Danae Effern Announced

The Victorian Music Development Office (VMDO), in partnership with the Association of Artist Managers (AAM), can announce today that Danae Effern is the recipient of the Fast Track Fellowship for 2019.

The VMDO and AAM wish to congratulate Danae who was selected for the Fast Track Fellowship via a highly competitive application process. The level of applications received demonstrated both the breadth of management talent within Victoria, as well as Danae’s own impressive management credentials.

Danae’s management roster includes The Smith Street Band, Press Club, and Bec Sandridge, through her company Little Giant Agency and her Fellowship placement has been confirmed at ATC Management in London, home to PJ Harvey, Metric, Keaton Henson to name just a few.

Pictured: Danae Effern; Photo Credit: Blair Larkin

Pictured: Danae Effern; Photo Credit: Blair Larkin

Of becoming the 2019 recipient Danae Effern stated:

"I am absolutely over the moon to be awarded the Fast Track Fellowship. Being stationed in London for two months will be an incredible experience and a fabulous opportunity to connect with the music industry in the UK and Europe. An opportunity that will not only benefit myself but that of the artists I represent. I am extremely grateful to AAM, the VMDO and the Victorian Government."

Open to Victorian music artist managers, Fast Track Fellowship is an initiative of the Victorian Government and facilitates international professional development by temporarily relocating the recipient within an international music company for a two-month period.

Bonnie Dalton, General Manager, VMDO said today:

“Danae is perfectly placed to take on all of the challenges and make the most of every opportunity that this Fast Track Fellowship will offer her. There’s a really clear strategic approach to Danae’s Fast Track Fellowship, from her choice of host company with ATC Management, to the targets she’s set herself in terms of outcomes. Her growth through this Fast Track Fellowship will not only benefit Danae and her artists, but the local industry as a whole and we can’t wait to see everything she’ll achieve.”

The Victorian Music Development Office (VMDO) is a key part of the Victorian Government’s $22.2 million Music Works strategy. Delivered by Music Victoria, the VMDO is committed to boosting the growth and evolution of the Victorian contemporary music industry, supporting the creation of sustainable opportunities and ensuring Victoria maintains its reputation for great music. Launched in April 2018, the VMDO began operation in July 2018.

Sianne van Abkoude