The Power 50 oversights

Staff Writer

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.


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