Meet The Blue Vault Digital Australian Team
Meet The Blue Vault Digital Australian Team
Dip.Fin. 1987, Member Institute of Export + APRA Full Writer Member 1997 + Member of AIR + Member of ARIA
With over 35 years of IT & music industry experience, Damien brings his vast network and business skills to the table to expand Blue Vault Digital as well as our partner companies Blue Pie Records, Ordior, and DJ Central, and their imprint labels’ catalogues of content rights. His specialist skills include the ability to integrate practical internet-based communication systems into businesses, building simple and efficient digital content management and monetisation systems, and developing new markets. This combined with his vast and deep understanding of the complex worlds of publishing, rights management, and mechanical copyrights allows Blue Pie, DJ Central, and their label partners to navigate the complex global oceans of the music publishing markets with relative ease. With his ear to the ground in this regard, Damien navigates Blue Vault Digital throughout the music industry and assists the artists we partner with reclaim what they are entitled to.
Damien’s vast experience in TV, film, and music production, and his global network of digital entertainment content producers provide Blue Pie and DJ Central with a market-leading edge over their competitors. Armed with this personal approach as CEO of all three companies, Damien ensures that Blue Vault Digital has a leading presence in copyright management and royalty recovery.
Damien is an accomplished musician, composer, and producer with numerous international recording credits to his name and top 40 chart achievements.
Chief Marketing Officer
Deborah is Blue Vault Digital’s CMO. She has crafted a career over the past 20 years at the crossroads of accounting, finance, and marketing within the music industry.
Deborah brings an incredible passion for all things music to the Blue Vault Digital team. Building long term partnerships that deliver custom made marketing programs for the Blue Vault Digital label partners, Deborah’s vast knowledge of 80’s and 90’s pop allows the company to find appropriate music for time period needs from these era’s.
Working with a global team, Deborah delivers projects on time all the time.
Corporate Affairs – Blue Vault Digital
Colin graduated in law from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia in 1976. Since then, he has been active in the emerging field of IP management and maximizing value from intangible property.
In 1979, he moved to London where he worked in the collectables company, Stanley Gibbons – the world’s oldest philatelic trading house. Then he was engaged to work in the international copyright division of Chappell Intersong, (now Warner Chappell) where he was part of a team developing one of the world’s earliest relational-database platforms. This platform was intended to administer the company’s global catalogue of intangible but very valuable property i.e. music copyrights. It was a unique grounding in international copyright, as it applies to the entertainment business.
He returned to Australia in 1984 to become Corporate Counsel and Head of Legal & Business for Polygram Australia, (now Universal Music) where he was responsible for the group’s legal work. This involved negotiating and writing recording agreements, catalogue licenses, attending to the group’s trademarks, and overseeing litigation. He was part of the team who created the first co-venture with ABC Enterprises for the ABC’s recordings and videos.
While at Polygram, Colin was a member of the Australian Record Industry Association’s Copyright Committee, and was a non-executive director on the PPCA Board. He was in the centre of the “pay for play” negotiations and negotiated with over 140 different radio stations and all the TV broadcasters, to get them to pay for performing records and videos – the income stream for PPCA.
This was also the era when digital recordings (CDs, DVDs, Minidiscs etc.) were introduced – these paved the way for Napster and the record industry as it now exists – streaming files instead of fans building record collections. This required all artist contracts to be renegotiated, because of the new way revenues were earned. At the same time, Polygram pioneered home video sales initially on VHS, and then on DVD. Read more
Chief Strategy Officer
Kate is a specialist in project finance. She began her career in film and radio, and has served in a senior executive capacity with two federal arts agencies. Interested in emerging technologies, Kate moved into the start-up scene in Australia, raising capital and building connections across the international funding community.
Consulting from her own boutique advisory company Ki Media, she secured for her client the government tender to deliver the NSW Innovation Advisory Service, where the business consulted to thousands of companies across NSW. Over her career, Kate has landed more than $15 million AUD worth of grants across a diverse range of sectors. She has raised over $10 million equity capital for businesses, and as director, operated a funding program valued at $17.5 million over five years.
Kate brings strong management, communication skills and commercial realism to assignments. Her formal qualifications in communications and financial planning give considerable practical experience in both areas. Her strength is in building partnerships, communicating across sectors, and identifying opportunities and alliances. Kate is the Ordior Chief Strategy Officer and works with Ordior’s clients and partners, overseeing a network of government funding partners. Kate keeps the company direction clear, straight and narrow, with teams being focused at all times.
Global General Manager
Blue Vault Digital are pleased to introduce a new team member in our Forensic Royalty, Publishing, Rights and Content Specialists department! Annabelle Parrelli is the Global General Manager for Ordior, and is instrumental in all matters pertaining to client interaction, catalogue acquisitions, legal support and other such administrative duties.
Annabelle began her career in music in 2013, as a member of the royalty team at Universal Music Australia. Leading the team across Australia and New Zealand, she cultivated a deep passion for the music industry, established meaningful relationships across partners, labels and colleagues, and displayed an acumen for artist and creator advocacy.
Annabelle brings a wealth of experience in adapting global solutions and driving commercial goals forward, project managing catalogue acquisitions and digitisations, streamlining revenue streams, and monetising artist and creator content to ensure that all material was claimed and protected. When applying this to her roles at Ordior, client interaction stands out as a particular strength, which entails delivering revenue and distribution reports, managing pending network claims, corresponding with labels such as The Music Factory, among many other duties.
Annabelle joins Ordior with a strong belief that accurate and accessible data is critical to preserve truth in music information, to advocate for all creators through crucial representations, and to establish the confidence and trust necessary to building strong relationships. She is a flexible individual that is ideal to the ever-changing workflow of Ordior’s everyday tasks, and we’re very glad to have her on the team!
Global Internal Accountant
Shruti is the Global Internal Accountant for Blue Pie, DJ Central, and Ordior. She has completed a double masters in Professional Accounting and Business Administration. She is a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting professional. She handles large-volume financial services, and specializes in preparing asset, liability, and capital account management and analysis. With her meticulous analytical mind as well as excellent computational skills, she performs precise auditing tasks, ensuring that financial transactions are accurately represented. She examines financial options through careful risk and benefit options.
She has always been enthusiastic toward accounting and business, which is evident in the fact that she completed two Postgraduates in Australia right after her undergraduate of Business Administration in Nepal. She started to work at an early age, and achieved lots of experience in accounting and bookkeeping: she started her career as an Admin Officer, then would eventually move on to work as an Accounts Assistant in a Law Firm in Auburn, NSW. She is now an Internal Accountant for Blue Pie, DJ Central, and Ordior. She engaged herself into securing a reliable profession that would allow her to progress in terms of skill development, and improvement through exposure to new inspirations for professional growth, as well as the growth of the company. All of this makes her a definitive asset for us at Ordior, as rights/royalties management is a cornerstone of our business model. As one can imagine, Shruti’s set of skills and experiences make her a shoe-in not only for our partners at Blue Pie and DJ Central, but Ordior especially.
Shruti comes from one of the loveliest places in the world, Nepal. From a hard-working family in Kathmandu, Shruti arrived in Australia with a dream to complete her master’s degree, and since then, she has achieved far more than just that. Shruti is a driven person with a pleasant demeanour and a friendly personality. Her hobbies are listening to music, watching Netflix, and enjoying nature. She likes to balance her professional and private life, and she enjoys her off-time spending quality time with her family and friends.
License Master – Blue Vault Digital
When it comes to song writing Craig Fraser has a great talent for adding the colour, the twist or the quirkiness, which can transform a basic song into a memorable tune that will prick up a listener’s ear and become firmly entrenched in their mind.
Maybe it was a combination of banjo and bagpipe-playing grandparents, opera singing parents, or just the fact that nobody quite sees the world as Craig does. But Chris Spencer, author of ‘Who’s Who of Australian Rock’ sums it up best with, “Fraser’s high standard of song writing means he’s able to write songs that range from ballads to high energy freak-outs.”
Having played the piano for more than 30 years Craig has dabbled in everything from rock and punk through to country – the list goes on! But his true passion is writing and with a vast library of lyrics and melodies Craig is constantly recording and collaborating.
Joining the Blue Pie team is a natural progression for Craig, enabling him to share his talents with the awesome Blue Pie artist roster and create those memorable tunes, jingles, three-part epics or anything else in between you might need.
Craig works with Damien Reilly and the global team at Blue Pie to help add music and creativity to the Blue Vault Digital presentations and media. Craig is dedicated to developing new ways to have music sell your brand. We are honoured to have Craig on the team. We look forward to many long years of success with Craig. For more information on Craig you can visit his website at www.craigfraserband.com