Who we are
The Music Network is Australia’s #1 source for music industry news, charts and jobs since 1994. In 2017 the publication was acquired by Jaden Social.
The Music Network reflects this rapidly changing local and international music scene, offering a deeper perspective on digital consumption and media, music marketing, the measurement of popularity and the multifaceted live music industry.
In recent years the global music market has undergone significant change, driven primarily by the way people consume and interact with music.
TMN is the music industry’s daily source of radio airplay charts and statistics, music sales data, both physical and digital, tour and live event information, industry and global news and feature articles impacting the music industry at large. It’s the industry’s only independent ‘tip sheet’ for new music reviews to radio, retail and other media outlets.
From managing rock stars and running a record label, to leading a successful digital agency, Jake has worked in music, media and marketing for 15 years.
In that time he’s collaborated on projects with many of Australia’s most recognised brands; Universal Music, Southern Cross Austereo, Yahoo!, ANZ, Foxtel, Sony Music, Twitter and Telstra.
Jake studied journalism at Jschool and has been CEO and Publisher at Jaden Social since 2014, a digital agency for the music, entertainment and lifestyle industries, managing a team of 25 employees.
Under his leadership, the agency sold Social Family Records (Orchard/UMA) in 2016 and acquired Radio Today in January 2017 and The Music Network in July 2017.
Meet the TMN editorial team
Charts & New Music Editor
From TMN’s signature Hot 100 to mid-week ARIA predictions, Peter covers charts for The Music Network. To date, Peter has written for Street Press Australia, AIM’s in-house publication The Ledger Lines and Radio Today.
Initially completing a Bachelor of Media at Macquarie University, Peter went on to pursue his interest in music. An avid drummer and vocalist, he attended the Australian Institute of Music to obtain a Bachelor of Entertainment Management with a minor in performance.
Velvet cut her teeth in the Sunshine State at music news site AAABackstage while completing a Bachelor of Journalism (Popular Music) at the University of Queensland. She’s worked with some of QLD’s most prominant music PR houses; Mucho Bravado and Footstomp Music and contributed to Scenstr street press.
Most recently, she helped Guvera Music develop their roaming radio platform as a broadcaster and was the Queensland digital editor for TheMusic.com.au.
Zanda got his start in journalism with Sydney University student publications Honi Soit and The Bull while completing his Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications). He has been working with the team at The Music Network and Radio Today since 2017.
Internships with Backyard Opera and The BRAG magazine led to a role as assistant editor for The Interns, writing for Cool Accidents, and two years spent as a news reporter for Evolve Media’s online publications Music Feeds, Crave Australia and The Fashion Spot.
Christie Eliezer is a contributing editor for The Music Network. His publishes a popular weekly column in Melbourne’s Beat, previously also syndicated through The Brag in Sydney and DB in Adelaide.
He remains the Australian & New Zealand correspondent for Pollstar and wrote the best selling book High Voltage — Seven Movers and Shakers in the Australian Music Industry, published in 2007 by Omnibus Press.
The one-time editor of Juke magazine and Australasian bureau chief for Billboard magazine, he also wrote a long-time megablog for the Immedia! column which England’s Music Week acclaimed as one of the Top 10 blogs in the world.
For professionals who need to know what tracks are being played and heard each week, by state and music medium, the TMN Hot 100 is our renowned national airplay chart; used by the major labels to report on their artists’ performance each week, and by music directors to program upcoming playlists on radio and TV.
It is the only airplay chart to weigh spins against radio listener data and deliver the industry a true reflection of the most heard tracks each week across Australia.
TMN readers and email subscribers also get access to 25+ airplay, digital and sales charts, by music genre and territory. We report across commercial, independent and community radio.
TMN also publishes market share by record label and predict the hottest new singles being released and what’s most added to radio each week.
For all editorial enquiries or comments, please contact one of the above editorial team members. For all other enquiries, including advertising and event partnerships, please use the below form.