Report: Kingsmill Most Powerful In Aus Music
News posted Wednesday, April 4 2012 at 01:00 PM.
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The 48-year-old music director of our national youth broadcaster triple j has been named the second most powerful person in Australia’s “arts and culture” sector.
Richard Kingsmill, who’s held his post since 2003, has ranked second in The Power Index’s list of 20 influential people across the arts scene in Australia. He came second only to MONA founder and professional gambler David Walsh, but ahead of the likes of Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, TV powerhouse Andrew Denton, publisher Louise Adler and film-maker Baz Luhrmann. Kingsmill is the highest ranking music industry professional on the list, ahead of Lyndon Terracini from Opera Australia (#6).
He was praised for his “make-you-or-break-you” abilities. “As music director at youth radio network triple j, ‘The King’ sits in the driver's seat of one of the few outlets with the mandate to uncover (or ‘unearth’ in J's parlance) up-and-coming local artists,” the report said.
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The Power Index: Arts And Culture Top 10
- David Walsh
- Richard Kingsmill
- Andrew Denton
- Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton
- Tony Ellwood
- Lyndon Terracini
- Louise Adler
- Theatre’s Young Turks (Ralph Myers, artistic director of Belvoir St Theatre; Sam Strong, artistic director of Griffin Theatre Company; Simon Stone, Belvoir St resident writer/director; Lally Katz, playwright)
- Baz Luhrmann
- Kathy Keele