AIM Music Industry Insights is the Australian Institute of Music's exclusive interview series featuring the heavyweights and thought leaders of Australian music. Hosted by industry veteran and AIM Chair Ed St John, the series is filmed on Tuesday nights at AIM's Sydney campus before a live audience and live streamed on the AIMTv YouTube channel.
Poppy Reid (Managing Editor, The Brag Media)
Poppy Reid is the Managing Editor of Australia’s largest independent music media company, The Brag Media. That means she is the chief decision-maker for a whole pile of influential titles including Rolling Stone Australia, Variety Australia, Tone Deaf, The Brag, The Industry Observer and Don’t Bore Us. She was shortlisted for B&T’s Women in Media Awards in 2017 and a National Live Music Award in 2020.
Regan Lethbridge (co-manager of Tones and I, Tash Sultana)
Regan Lethbridge is best known as the co-manager of Tones & I – whose single Dance Monkey has become one of the biggest songs in the history of the music business. The song went #1 in 30 countries, has been streamed seven billion times, with a further one billion views on Youtube. Regan also co-manages Tash Sultana, a rising Melbourne-based artist who now commands such a loyal global audience that she can headline US arenas and festivals such as Coachella.
John O'Donnell (co-manager Cold Chisel, MD of EMI)
Passionate music devotee John O'Donnell (co-manager Cold Chisel, Managing Director of EMI) shares his journey from writing for Rolling Stone through to signing seminal Australian bands like Silverchair, Cold Chisel and Angus and Julia Stone. He also delves deep into the artist-focused approach he brings to his current role at EMI and his landmark book, "100 Best Australian Albums."