NOVA Entertainment’s Paul Jackson tops TMN’s list of radio’s most influential music minds

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The Music Network has today unveiled the first edition of its Top 15 most influential music minds in Australian radio, with Paul Jackson coming out on top.

The list was generated in collaboration with the Australian music industry, to select and rank the list taking into account to reputation, credibility, market size, experience and format competitiveness.

It names NOVA Entertainment group program director Jackson as the most influential mind, citing his work breaking artists like Sam Hunt, Portugal. The Man and Gang Of Youths on commercial radio in the past year.

He’s followed by Hit Network head of music & entertainment partnerships Irene Hulme and triple j group music director Richard Kingsmill to round out the top three.

Also ranking highly is KIIS FM music director Brad McNicol and triple j music director Nick Findlay.

Making up the top 10 for their influence and ability to challenge established ways of thinking, are Hit105’s Jack Ball, Nova’s Scott Baker-Smith, Fox FM’s Dan Hill, smoothfm’s Kate Mason and 90.9 Sea FM/region Hit Network’s Trent Towson.

To see the list in full head over to The Music Network.

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15 Jun 2018 - 11:59 am

Hasn’t Kingsmill retired yet how does he program a youth station ?

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15 Jun 2018 - 11:55 pm

Congrats Irene!!
Irene not only created the highly successful RnB Friday’s but also spearheaded 2Days new music strategy.
She is an absolute guru: knowledgeable, innovative, strategic and passionate.
All of us at SCA are blessed to have you.

16 Jun 2018 - 6:45 am

He knows his music

16 Jun 2018 - 12:54 pm

Interesting. Nova’s workday (it’s prime music shift with the most number of surveyed quarter hours) is either last or second last in every city. The only exception is Brisbane where the music is adjusted locally. I would have thought small matters such as “ratings” and “the audience” may have been more of a determining factor in this list.

18 Jun 2018 - 9:46 am

Irene is unlucky to miss out on number 1. Especially seeing how much her decisions influence Paul’s national music strategy. Listen to Novas daytime reaction to Irene’s strategy today and tell me you disagree. #influential


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