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News September 7, 2021

Southern Cross Austereo appoints Cameron Adams as LiSTNR music feature writer

Southern Cross Austereo appoints Cameron Adams as LiSTNR music feature writer

Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) has hired former News Corp journalist Cameron Adams as its new music feature writer for its digital platform LiSTNR.

Adams will join LiSTNR to work on creative scriptwriting for its music podcast content from October 4, including episode deep-dives and other profiles for titles like The 90s with Dannii Minogue, Essential Vinyl, Front & Centre with Ella Hooper and Behind the Hits.

The veteran music journalist will also conduct interviews with artists, contribute editorial strategy and work alongside LiSTNR’s production team on concept ideation and delivery.

SCA’s music content director, Adam Williscroft, highlighted Adams’ wealth of experience and said that his appointment would prove vital to LiSTNR’s continued growth.

“Cameron is arguably the country’s leading music journalist and has been responsible for influencing the Australian music scene for decades. I’m excited to add Cameron’s extensive music knowledge, creativity and reputation to the LiSTNR music pillar,” Williscroft said.

“LiSTNR’s investment in a dedicated music writer speaks to our desire to continue to supply our music programs with experienced talent. Cameron’s appointment, along with our recent announcement of two music curators for the LiSTNR team, is a sign of our commitment to offering diverse, high-quality music streaming and podcast content for our listeners.”

Adams noted that he was excited to explore the career opportunities afforded through working in the audio sector.

“Like everyone else, podcasts have been a real lifeline in the last 18 months,” Adams said.

“I’m excited to start a new role where I can help create great podcasts and not just consume them. I look forward to being able to continue telling stories about music and musicians, but through a new medium.”

Following a 20-year tenure with News Corp, Adams voluntarily departed his position as national music writer last month as part of a number of redundancies from the company.

Adams has also edited Hit magazine and has judged both the ARIA Awards and the Australian Music Prize, as well as writing scripts for ABC’s The Sound and Nine Network’s Music From The Homefront.

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