30 Under 30 March 5, 2020

Stalk four more entries for TMN’s 30 Under 30 as deadline looms

Stalk four more entries for TMN’s 30 Under 30 as deadline looms

This is the final boarding call for TMN’s 30 Under 30 Awards.

If you are aged 30 or under and work in or around the music industry, get your submission in stat before entries close.

With support from APRA AMCOS, Eventbrite, MTV, Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music, the are all about showcasing the next generation of leaders from a wide cross-section of the biz.

Together, our mission is to unearth the youngest and brightest minds who will go on to do great things for artists and the industry. So don’t be a spectator, it’s your turn to shine. Entries are open right now and close midnight tomorrow (March 6).

The previous edition of TMN’s 30 Under 30 took place in 2010, and unearthed the likes of Jaddan Comerford, Susan Heymann, Nick Findlay, Stephen Green, Jamie Cough, Nick O’Byrne, Kate Edwards, Dom Alessio and more.

To get you inspired, here are four more ‘wow’ entries that impressed TMN:

Jared Kristensen, 30

Jared Kristensen has achieved more in just over 10 years in the music biz than some will in their whole careers.

Starting off as an event booker, he went on to found Audience Republic: a software company that helps concerts sell more tickets, with offices across the globe in Sydney, London and Los Angeles.

What does professional success look like to Jared Kristensen?

“Our goal is to be the platform that powers the marketing for the music industry, and right now we’re just scraping the surface. Success is delivering on this vision by continuously building a better product, and driving results for promoters.”


Shelley Bishop, 28

Shelly Bishop has experience beyond her years, having worked in creative and management roles for the past decade.

With three tertiary qualifications obtained in Chicago and London, she now runs the largest recording studio complex in the Southern Hemisphere in Studios 301, where she oversees the activities of 35+ staff. Bishop has also lectured in Australia, New Zealand, China, Jamaica and South America.

What does professional success look like to Shelley Bishop?

“I don’t believe we ever reach a point where success is defined, rather, it is a moving target and something that is constantly strived towards. The ability to do what I love every day, to inspire other women to claim leadership roles in this industry, and to assist creators to have their art heard and appreciated is success to me.


Jack Ball, 30

Not just a 3x ACRA winner, Jack Ball has become a leader and a key decision-maker in his radio career which stretches back to 2006.

Ball has developed a reputation as a champion of Australia music, having worked at Hit105 since before it rebranded from B105, he is now the high-rating Brisbane station’s content director.

What does professional success look like to Jack Ball?

“I’m the leader of a big team. Professional success is the growth of my team members. All the Station KPIs will come if I provide an environment for my team that supports them, challenges them and leads them to growth. Continuing to genuinely support, promote and grow the local music scene and Australian music scene is professional success to me.”


Daniel Hundt, 29

Daniel Hundt’s story of stumbling into the industry is a common one, and he found himself the venue manager at former Sydney venue GOODGOD Small Club at an early age.

Since then he’s spent four years as the general manager of Sydney touring and management company Astral People, produced FBi’s 15th Birthday celebrations, and now works as promotor operations at Secret Sounds.

What does professional success look like to Daniel Hundt?

“For me, professional success means everybody has to win, from the artists to the writers to their management, touring and label teams, all decisions need to be working together and moving in a cohesive direction that benefits all aspects of an artists career, at the end of the day we are dealing with someone’s art form and that should never be taken for granted. We as industry professionals need to live up to the quality and standards of the music we are lucky enough to work with. If at the end of the day I feel that I have done that, that’s success to me.”


An all-star judging panel has been chosen to assess and evaluate every application and help select a shortlist of 50 finalists and 30 victors.

Entries are open to anyone working permanently in Australasia who is aged 30 or under at the time of their application. You’ve got be in it, to win it!

Finalists will be announced March 18 and winners on April 8, with an awards presentation and industry mixer to follow.

Five finalists, and ultimately three winners, will be selected from each of the ten categories. There will also be a publically voted Reader’s Choice winner.


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