2017 Judges


Dom Alessio

triple j
Host of Home & Hosed

Evan Alexander

Heapsaflash
Director

Clare Armstrong

The Courier-Mail
Journalist

Shayne Armstrong

Armstrong + Krause Screenwriting Partnership
Writer/Producer

Graham Ashton

Footstomp Music
Director

Ozi Batla

elefantTRAKS
Artist

Steve Bell

The Music/Sonic Sherpa
Senior Contributor/Co-owner

Lars Brandle

Billboard
Australia Correspondent

Julia Bridger

Bleach* Festival
Producer

Jack Bridges

Beatport (Germany)
Head of International Account Management

Gareth Bryant

scenestr - Eyeball Media
National Music & Comedy Editor

Jim Budd


David Cashman

CQUniversity
Associate Professor of Creative Arts

Chris Cobcroft

4ZZZ
Music Co-Coordinator

Maggie Collins

BIGSOUND
Executive Programmer

Dan Condon

Double J
Music Editor

Sam Cook

KISSmyBLAKarts
Director

Karen Dagg

Polydor Records, Universal Music (UK)
Senior Marketing Manager

David Dickenson

Suicide Squeeze Records (USA)
Founder / Owner

Samuel J. Fell

Freelance Journalist

Vanessa Fernandez

Lush 99.5FM (Singapore)
Programme Director

Mace Francis

WA Academy of Performing Arts
Lecturer in Jazz Composition and Arranging

Ben Godding

Kobalt Music Recordings
Marketing Director

Rick Heritage

Radio 4EB
Producer/Presenter

Trevor Jackson

Sound Distractions
Editor

Emma Jones

Purple Sneakers
Editor

DJ Katch

Hydrofunk Records
Director, A&R, DJ, Producer

Sky Kirkham

ABC RN
Producer

Mitch Knox

The Music
Digital Editor

Adam Lewis

Planetary (USA)
Owner

Frank Li

The Flying Cock + The TBC Club
Director

Luke Logemann

UNIFIED
Head of Recorded Music and Touring

Knox Lovell

4ZZZ
Host, The Jazz Show

Matthew Lymbury

Nightlife Music
Content Director

Tanya-Hiroko Martin

Brisbane Powerhouse
Producer

Craig May

Red Bull Records
Marketing Director - UK & Europe

Tyler McLoughlan

The Sound Pound
Music Licensing Agent

Noel Mengel

Freelance Writer

Dominic Miller

Bluebeard Music/New World Artists
Manager/Booking Agent

Samantha Morris

Blank Gold Coast
Editor

John Mullen

Dew Process
Head of A&R and Executive Producer

Emily Murphy

EM Media & Events
Director

Ragnhild Nordset

JMC Academy
Head of Department for Entertainment Management

Michelle O'Rance

4ZZZ
Radio Announcer

Tom Osborn

New West Records
CMO

Tim Pellegrino

The Feels Agency
Owner

Stacey Piggott

Secret Service Public Relations
Director

Nicola Pitt

CAAMA Music
Artist Manager

Johann Ponniah

I OH YOU
Founder/Director

Ben Preece

Mucho Bravado
Director

Tim Price

Collision Course
Publicist

Lou Ridsdale

Lance Rock Publicity
Owner

Helen Russell

USQ
Lecturer, Music

Sarah Scott

DJ Sezzo Snot
DJ/Radio Host/Party Thrower

Mark Smith

MusicNT
Executive Director

Andrew Stone

Chugg Entertainment
Head of Chugg Music

Katrine Sviland

Aftenposten (Norway)
Music Critic

Innez Tulloch

4ZZZ
Acting Station Manager

Andrew Tuttle

APRA AMCOS

Patrick Walch

Nuclear Blast GmbH
Head of Digital Sales & New Media

Lochlan Watt

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