CEO - Merlin
With 20 years of experience within the independent music industry, Charles Caldas is particularly passionate about using his skills and knowledge to ensuring that the independent sector moves into the new world of emerging technology and distribution in the healthiest, fairest and strongest manner possible.
During his long-term position as CEO of Shock Records, Australia’s largest and highest-profile independent music company, he gained a deep understanding of the mechanics, drivers and needs of this sector, including its regional issues. He was also heavily involved in new and emerging media technology initiatives.
Charles has been on the boards of ARIA, AIR and WIN, and has been a speaker at many conferences around the globe.