Episode 57

Published on:

21st Feb 2023

#057 Fil Palermo

Untitled Group is Australia's largest independent music & events company, running a list of key festivals including Beyond The Valley and Pitch, and selling over 400k tickets per year in the process.

Our guest this week, Fil Palermo, is a co-founder and director of Untitled, which he and his partners built from teenagers running DIY club nights into a world class promoter of large festivals booking some of the worlds biggest acts.

Australia is a distinctive corner of the global music industry, and Fil guides us through the details and distinguishing features of the local market. We also discuss the mechanics of running a festival, the learning curve required to get up to speed from a knowledge base of not-that-much, diversity and variety on festival lineups, and a whole lot of other stuff as well.

Untitled is a great example of an organisation showing it's possible to be serious about music, show real attention to detail in large events, and build something great without the need for corporate backing.

This was a great conversation and an episode you're going to enjoy!

A quick heads up that the second in the HF20 Scuba mix series will out this Friday. It's called 'Post Whatstep?' and unsurprisingly features a lot of Post-Dubstep. Tunes from Mount Kimbie, Untold, and George FitzGerald, amongst many others.

It also features my single 'In Yr Dreams' which is OUT NOW. And a recent collab I knocked up with Nikki Nair called Expression which is out as a single on Friday too.

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About the Podcast

Not A Diving Podcast with Scuba
Electronic music conversations
Paul Rose aka the musician, DJ, and A&R known as Scuba talks to people of significance from the world of electronic music about their experiences, observations, and attempts to cultivate a life for themselves in the murky and sometimes treacherous waters of the music industry.

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Paul Rose

Scuba is a maker of music from the UK. He is also the founder of a record label called Hotflush Recordings, and the host of the Not A Diving Podcast.