TMN 30 Under 30: Meet your Publicity & Promotions winners
After getting to know the Professional Services winners on Wednesday, it’s time to take a look at the three TMN 30 Under 30 heroes from the Publicity & Promotions category.
Congratulations to Lucy Nettlefold from MTV, Mitch Fresta from SGC Group and Rachel Jones-Williams from Sony Music.
We asked each applicant to outline the biggest challenges facing the music industry and all 30 entries were unique and worth sharing. Responses were given prior to the outbreak of COVID-19.
This year’s TMN 30 Under 30 Awards are made possible thanks to six incredible sponsors, including APRA AMCOS, Eventbrite, MTV, Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music.
Lucy Nettlefold, MTV
The changing media landscape, smaller budgets and regulations being implemented on live music.
Mitch Fresta, SGC Group
No industry is devoid of problems and I’d like to think that the music industry – and the arts in general – is a lot further ahead than other industries out there, but it’s clear that we’ve still got a long way to go with being more diverse and inclusive.
Diversity and inclusion – whether that’s gender, ethnicity, sexuality or something completely different – isn’t some left-leaning, liberal matter. It’s about helping develop an industry that accurately reflects the people it caters too; be it artists, fans or industry figures.
At this point, if we’re not finding a way to be more diverse and inclusive we’re not only denying groups of people access to the industry, we’re actively denying ourselves access to art.
Rachel Jones-Williams, Sony Music
Australia is a leading and progressive market for music but I think we still have a long way to go in terms of representation and diversity both on and off the stage.
There is intention shown by festivals, radio, DSPs editors and playlist curators to improve, but we are undeniably still so far behind where we should be.