Director/Manager, Heartstop Music
Alastair Burns is the Director of Heartstop Music, specialising in management, booking, publicity and events.
Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Alastair founded independent label & promotions company Horizon Music NZ in 2006, releasing the compilation series called On The Horizon, and promoting over 200 events while studying law at the University Of Otago. Relocating to Melbourne in 2009, Alastair founded BalconyTV Melbourne and began managing acclaimed singer/songwriter Jordie Lane and APRA Award winning Kiwi act Matt Langley.
Since 2013, Heartstop Music has expanded its roster to include management for Marlon Williams, bookings for All Our Exes Live In Texas, Chrisopher Coleman Collective, Rowena Wise, C.R. Avery (Canada) and John Smith (UK) and publicity for Conor Oberst (US) and Lindi Ortega (Canada). Heartstop Musci also founded and produces The Melbourne Folk Club and continues to produce BalconyTV Melbourne.
Alastair appears on the Face The Music 2014 program.