The Power 50 oversights
This week SPA and theMusic released their list of the 'Power 50', the 50 most powerful people in the music industry.
Whilst all the people on the list were highly talented, radio was conspicuous by it's lack of entries. In fact, there were only four radio people; Triple J's Chris Scaddan and Richard Kingsmill (pictured), MCM Media's Simon Joyce, and Nova's Grant Smilie (see our earlier story here).
Evidently, others also thought the lack of radio's acknowledgement was unusual. The Music Network has published a list of names who they felt would not have been out of place on the list. Of those people, 12 are in radio, and they are;
|Rhys Holleran||CEO, Southern Cross Austereo|
|Kate Dundas||Director of Radio, ABC|
|Joan Warner||CRA CEO|
|Craig Bruce||Group Content Director SCA|
|Duncan Campbell||Group Content Director ARN|
|Mathew Eggleston||Network Music Director for the Today Network|
|Toni Pipicelli||Group Music Director Nova Network|
|Bill Riner/Brandon Stewart||ABC Local Radio Network Music Programmers|
|Olivia Belvedere||Radar Radio Program Director|
|Dave Ruby Howe||Music Director Triple J Unearthed|
|Dan Zilber||FBI Music Director|
You can see the complete list of names that The Music Network felt were worthy of consideration here.