Access All Areas: Jemma Burns

Jemma Burns is Australia's most in-demand film and TV music supervisor, working closely with directors to craft motion picture soundtracks.

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We spoke to people behind the scenes of our music industry for Aus Music Month, To hear about their love for Victoria's music scene, and what sets us apart from the rest.


For Aus Music Month we're meeting people behind the scenes of our music industry.

Jemma Burns is Australia's most in-demand film and TV music supervisor , working closely with directors to craft motion picture soundtracks for films like War Machine, Okja, and Oscar-nominated Lion.

Jemma burns is Australia's most in-demand film/TV music supervisor, hee she is peeking out from under her hat
Jemma Burns. Photo credit: Daniela Velickovic

What local act are you listening to at the moment?

" The Green Child  (Mikey Young + Raven Mahon)."

What local band or artist will you be wearing for Aus Music T-Shirt Day?:

" Total Control . I love their music and design, plus most of the merch they make raises funds for various good causes."

Where is your favourite local venue to see live music in Victoria?

" The Recital Centre or The Supernatural Theatre (Meredith/Golden Plains) for festival vibes."

What is it about the Victorian music scene that sets us apart from the rest of Australia?

"We have incredible, vibrant scenes from dance music to dole-wave, all of which have very strong ties to their locality and Australian identity.

And yet these sounds are so compelling, they've garnered significant followings overseas - the punk/garage/dole-wave sounds in US especially, and dance music artists like Andras and Tornado Wallace have a huge underground following, especially in Europe."

How do you predict we'll enjoy music in the future?

"Hopefully, as the weather warms up we'll be seeing a lot more outdoor gigs where people are less anxious about ventilation, etc, and are able to just drink in the music."

You can see Jemma's IMDB profile to find out what films and TV shows she has worked on.

You can find more of Daniela Velickovic's photography on her website .

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