The Brag Media Editor-In-Chief Poppy Reid Among Winners at B&T Women In Media Awards 2023 – The Music Network

Poppy Reid, editor-in-chief of Australia’s biggest youth publisher The Brag Media, is among the big winners at the B&T Women In Media Awards 2023, taking out the champion of change category.

Reid, who oversees the editorial content of Sydney-based The Brag Media’s suite of titles, which include Rolling Stone AU, Variety Australia, The Music Network and The Brag, is saluted for her “long history of championing women in the music industry.”

Sydney-based, New Zealand-born Reid has made “significant contributions to furthering the cause of women in the music and media industries through her initiatives, advocacy and support,” reads a statement from organisers, pointing to her work as co-founder of Women In Music Australia (WIMA). 

Also, she facilitated a forum at the Australian Women in Music Awards conference on workplace safety and sexual harassment last year, and has tirelessly helped to “amplify women and their voices, challenge inequalities and create a more inclusive and equitable industry for all.”

It’s the second major award in less than 12 months for Reid, who won music journalist of the year at the 2022 Australian Women in Music Awards.

The B&T Women In Media Awards recognise the exceptional female-identifying talent in media, marketing and advertising who have achieved incredible success in their professional arenas, as well as those who mentor and cheer on other women.

Other winners at the 2023 edition include’s two-time winner Nina Funnell (social change maker and journalist/producer), Seven Network’s Amanda Curr (business support), The Lime Agency’s Kylie Green (casting agent), Innocean’s Charlotte Berry (rising star) and more.

Marketing legend Jane Caro received the lifetime achievement award, and Seven Network’s Anjuli Patel took home the people’s choice crown.

Presenting partner is ARE Media, whose CEO Jane Huxley formerly led Spotify as managing managing director Australia and New Zealand, and as regional director, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

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Lars Brandle

Lars Brandle has reported at the frontline of the international music industry for over 20 years. A former musician, Lars joined the American music trade “bible” Billboard in 2000 and went on to serve as Global News Editor, based in London. Now Billboard’s Australia correspondent and senior writer with The Brag Media, Lars has appeared on CNN, the BBC and ABC, American Public Media and South Africa’s EastCoast Radio, and he has spoken at Midem in Cannes, Music Matters in Singapore, Amsterdam Dance Event, London’s City Showcase and at industry gatherings on both sides of the Tasman. His works have been published by Reuters, Media Week, Spin, and The Hollywood Reporter, and he has featured as a pundit in the Australian Financial Review, Business Review Weekly and Britain’s The Independent.

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