JUDGES

Our panel of independent, expert judges listen to all eligible ALBUM releases for each calendar year. The current panel of volunteer judges is comprised of established musicians, retailers and media.

To be a judge they have agreed to not let any personal and/or commercial relations to interfere with their judgements, to listen to each assigned album at least once all the way through, and to only consider what they hear (not the artists’ commercial success or any other factor).

These judges devote many hours to this process…. on behalf of Australia’s music business, we thank them.

Mikey Cahill

Mikey Cahill

Lifestyle Editor & Video, News Corp

Bryget Chrisfield

Bryget Chrisfield

Editor (The Music)

Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston

Writer

Sosefina Fuamoli

Sosefina Fuamoli

Journalist & Editor, the AU Review

Caitlin Nienaber

Caitlin Nienaber

Producer & presenter, RTRFM 92.1

Phil Jamieson

Phil Jamieson

Musician

Kate Hennessy

Kate Hennessy

Freelance arts and music critic

Nate Nott

Nate Nott

Owner - Polyester Records

Chris Berkley

Chris Berkley

Red Eye Records

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

RRR broadcaster, editor & journalist

Dave Faulkner

Dave Faulkner

Musician

Melinda Schneider

Melinda Schneider

Singer Songwriter

Tim Daley

Tim Daley

Group Program Manager - CMC

Shannon Logan

Shannon Logan

Retailer

Mike Glynn

Mike Glynn

Manager Music – JB Hi Fi

Bernard Zuel

Bernard Zuel

Music Journalist

Noel Mengel

Noel Mengel

Freelance music writer

Charles Fisher

Charles Fisher

Producer

Alex Grigg

Alex Grigg

Musician