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News March 8, 2021

Top 50 game-changing women in Australian music revealed

Top 50 game-changing women in Australian music revealed

Double J has released a list of 50 game-changing women in the Australian music scene in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Introduced by Mornings presenter Zan Rowe, the list includes Amyl & The Sniffers’ Amy Taylor, Courtney Barnett, Jessica Mauboy, Kylie Minogue, Marcia Hines, Sampa The Great and Tiddas, as well as late musicians Helen Reddy and Chrissy Amphlett.

The full list is available to view here.

“To be a game-changer is to leave the world a different place than how you found it. And in doing so, to show those in your wake that they can too,” Rowe said of the list.

“Our list of 50 game-changing women and gender diverse artists captures just some of the incredible creators that have changed the sound and scene in Australian music. From the heavy hitters and quiet achievers, it jumps across time, genre, and geography.

“All of them have changed the game in some way, and we are indebted to their talent and tenacity. Without them, Australian music would sound very different.”

In addition to the list, Double J, as well as triple j and triple j Unearthed, will be playing 24 hours of music, stories and discussions from female and gender diverse artists to coincide with IWD.

50 Game-Changing Women of Australian Music

  • Adalita
  • Alison Wonderland
  • Amy Taylor
  • Anna Lunoe
  • B(if)tek
  • Camp Cope
  • Chrissy Amphlett
  • Christine Anu
  • Clouds
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Deborah Conway
  • Emma Donovan
  • Evelyn Ida Morris
  • Helen Reddy
  • Iggy Azalea
  • Janet English
  • Jen Cloher
  • Jenny Morris
  • Jessica Mauboy
  • Joy McKean
  • Julia Jacklin
  • Julia Stone
  • Karina Utomo
  • Kasey Chambers
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Lindy Morrison
  • Lisa Gerrard
  • Marcia Hines
  • Meg Mac
  • Missy Higgins
  • Mo’Ju
  • Nai Palm
  • Nina Las Vegas
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Renee Geyer
  • Romy Vager
  • Ruby Hunter
  • Sampa The Great
  • Sarah Aarons
  • Sarah Blasko
  • Sia
  • Stella Donnelly
  • Suze de Marchi
  • Thelma Plum
  • Tiddas
  • Tina Arena
  • Tkay Maidza
  • Tones and I
  • Vanessa Thornton
  • Vika and Linda Bull


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