AMP Redresses Gender Balance In Judging Panel
News posted Thursday, October 29 2009 at 10:00 AM.
Related: Amp, Australian Music Prize.
Accusations by SMH writer Bernard Zuel that the Australian Music Prize is rife with gender favouritism haven’t exactly fallen on deaf ears. Twelve women including musicians Clare Bowditch, Deborah Conway, Romy Hoffman and Holly Throsby (pictured) were announced among the 27-strong judging panel today. Sure, it’s a marked change from last year’s panel where females were reportedly outnumbered two to one, but whether that equates to a
Sarah Blasko triumph female winner remains to be seen.
Other judges include Dave Faulkner (The Hoodoo Gurus) and Tim Freedman (The Whitlams), as well as media representatives Dom Alessio (triple j, Mess+Noise), Clem Bastow (Dancing About Architecture), Patrick Donovan (The Age), Andrew Mast (Street Press Australia) and Zuel, of course. Curiously, three out of the six retailers on the panel are from JB Hi-Fi.
Entries for this year’s AMP close on November 20, 5pm, with the shortlist announced on February 14. For details and a full list of judges click here.
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