WA music industry awarded
Established in 2002 by Business News, the 40under40 awards take place once a year to award 40 outstanding young Western Australian business men and women under 40, nominated by the public. The awards recognise the individuals’ professional achievements and their personal determination and commercial drive and this year two musicians Jade Masters and Bourby Webster were awarded for their achievements.
Jade Masters (pictured, right) is the founding director of Voice, a professional indigenous arts management company as well as manger to indigenous Kalgoorlie band Yabu. Finding that artists often struggle with the business side of their job, he created a functioning business structure and accounting practices that helped the band acheive national success. Masters also actively organises and participates in voluntary educational and self-esteem programs in remote Aboriginal communities.
Talented musician Bourby Webster (pictured, left) has studied at Oxford University and Royal College of Music in London but returned to Perth to complete a MBA at the UWA, allowing her to combine music with business. Webster is the director and founder of North Street Music (NSM), Perth Symphony Orchestra and Perth Chamber Orchestra and has helped to engage hundreds of WA musicians with world-class opportunities.