To shine a light on all the incredible LGBTQI executives and creatives in our industry, TIO has teamed up with Wonder founder Matt Emsell (5SOS, Matt Corby) to launch an article series. We’ll ask industry figures and artists how their sexuality and gender identity has shaped their experiences in the Australian music business. And, of course, why marriage equality is important to them.

With the final day of the Same Sex Marriage Postal Vote happening on November 7, the music industry has an important role in the discourse playing out in the public space.

Below is our Q&A with Todd Wagstaff, who over his 20+ year career in the music industry, has personally signed, recorded, marketed or managed artists including The Vines, Empire of the Sun, The Veronicas, You Am I, Pnau, Gypsy and the Cat, Bluejuice, Evermore and Holly Valance.

Among his artists at his Parker + Mr French firm, Wagstaff manages Kirin J. Callinan and The Babe Rainbow.