Robert Stigwood Fellowship Program



  • The Fellowship Program supports those musicians and music businesses in SA that have the highest potential for national and international success.
  • An initiative of the South Australian Government’s Music Development Office (MDO).
  • Named after one of the world’s most successful music entrepreneurs, Robert Stigwood (Bee Gees, Cream, Grease, Saturday Night Fever etc), who was from Port Pirie.
  • Now in its fifth year, alumni include Tkay Maidza, Bad Dreems, Timberwolf, West Thebarton, Heaps Good Friends.

  • Recent successes include:
    • Electro duo Electric Fields inking a publishing deal with Sony/ATV;
    • Indie pop artist MANE scoring high rotation on Triple J;
    • Folk artist Tom West rocketing up the Spotify charts with more than 115,000 monthly listeners.

  • Entrepreneurs who have undertaken the program include:
    • Five Four Entertainment (management company for Tkay Maidza, promoters for Spin Off Festival etc)
    • Sian Walden, manager of MANE and co-founder of Porchland festival
    • Sharni Honor, founder of the Porch Sessions and co-founder of Porchland festival.

  • The program is run by Adelaide-based industry professionals Stu MacQueen and Dan Crannitch of Wonderlick Entertainment (Montaigne, Amy Shark, Josh Pyke etc).
  • Dan is also a musician (formerly Leader Cheetah and now The San Sebastian, also see below for Brumley Project).
  • Applications for the next round of the Stigwood Program close on June 1st.