Director of Marketing at BFM Digital (USA)
Heather Badower was in college when she rose to a senior marketing position at Fenway Recordings in Boston. There she developed marketing campaigns and supported management for artists including The Cribs, Mission of Burma, and Doves. At Spacedog Entertainment in LA, she led marketing and positioning of new-media branded content for Harley Davidson, HBO/True Blood, Mazda, FOX, Universal Music and Sony Music Japan. In 2009, Heather returned to her first... Read More →
General Manager, Co-Operative Music (AUS)
Tim started out in the music business in the mid 90s working at Melbourne street papers Inpress and Beat Magazine. In 1997 he took up the position of Local Music Label Manager/A&R at Shock Records and performed a number of roles until his stint as General Manager of Shock Entertainment from 2006-2011. Tim now heads up the newly created Co-Operative Music Australia. Co-Operative is a label and marketing service committed to breaking artists and... Read More →
Manager of AMRAP
Chris Johnson has worked in the music industry for over ten years as a sound engineer and new media developer. Chris was the founding manager of nationally award winning station Edge Radio Tasmania, and is a councillor for the Music Council of Australia. Chris now manages the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (Amrap), a Commonwealth Government funded initiative generating airplay opportunities for Australian music on community radio. Chris conceptualised and rolled out... Read More →
Ambassador of Awesome, BBC (GBR)
Starting out in student radio, Jen has worked as everything from a tour manager to the manager of a prominent Cardiff rehearsal space. Since speaking at last year’s BIGSOUND, Jen has taken over presenting BBC Introducing on BBC Radio 1 supporting unsigned, undiscovered, and under the radar music. Also within the BBC, she produces documentaries for Radio 1 and generates TV ideas for BBC3 and BBC4. Jen writes for many UK publications including NME, Clash and... Read More →
Program Director, ABC Radio (AUS)
Kellie Riordan has been a journalist for more than a decade, after starting her journalism career writing music reviews for Time Off Magazine. She is the Program Director at radio station 612 ABC Brisbane where she manages a team of 25 radio makers. Kellie has also been a producer and presenter with ABC Coast FM, a reporter for triple j program Hack, and has written for the Scotsman (Edinburgh), the Sunday Mail, and The Drum. Kellie was previously a publicist... Read More →
Head of Music, XFM (GBR)
Mike’s first experience of radio was making a nuisance of himself in the BBC Radio Merseyside record library when he would accompany his mother to work.
Mike worked in UK and US college radio before joining the promotions department of Parlophone Records where he worked with acts including Radiohead, Coldplay and Blur from 1995 to 2000.
He then moved into radio programming with Capital Radio Group as Head of Music for their Century brand. Mike was soon... Read More →