Music Judges


“I like all kinds of music – rock, folk, hip hop, new wave, country, psychedelic, electro, classical. I don’t see why artists should limit themselves to one style. We are of the playlist-making, Spotify-wielding, shuffle-friendly generation so, as artists, we’re very fortunate to be creating in the present climate.

As for me, I’d be bored senseless if I had to play 20 versions of pretty much the same song every night. I’m a punk at heart. I have zero desire to be locked into anything be it a marriage, a country or a genre. Freedom of expression is what music is about. If you aren’t free to experiment because your label want a repeat of your last album, what’s the point? Having said that, I’m a sucker for a pop melody.”

Renowned for her genre-hopping irreverence and mesmerising stage presence, the Melbourne  born, Paris bred songstress, Nadéah Miranda, has supported artists as diverse as Tame Impala, Nick Cave, Mick Jones (The Clash), Fun Lovin’ Criminals, James, The Do, Damian Rice, Yodelice and Charlie Winston and shared the bill with artists such as Franz Ferdinand, Keane, Kelis, Funkadelic, Snow Patrol and Lily Allen.

She’s also worked with various acclaimed producers including Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Bat for Lashes), Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague), Tommy D (Catatonia, Right Said Fred) and Grammy nominated classical composer, Nicola Tescari, as well as Alice Ivy.

Annie Peterson

Annie Peterson has worked in Australia for over 30 years as a performer, producer, and director of major theatre and multi-genre arts festivals and companies.  Most notably as program director for the Woodford Folk Festival (10 yrs), director Flipside Circus (2 yrs), creator/producer of Women in Voice – Brisbane’s iconic vocal series now in its 30th year. Mentored iterations of her Women in Voice Production now, with support from Arts Qld, run across regional Qld. 

She has released independent albums with One Straw, recorded and toured with various artists including Powderfinger, and created her own early childhood music school – Rhapsodaisy Music, to include and  engage all children in early arts practice and appreciation.

Recently nominated for a Creative Leadership Award at the Australian Women Music Awards, Annie has previously served as an APRA and Carol Lloyd Award judge over many years.

In 2018 Annie created an Arts program for Wesley Mission Qld focused on access and inclusion opportunities for marginalized communities.  The Wesley Arts Program runs weekly workshops, career pathway support, gallery exhibitions and performance opportunities. Most recently Wesley Arts has won a research grant with Australia Council for the Arts exploring the exciting new possibilities for Arts on Prescription.

Brisa Roché

American artist Brisa Roché signed to Blue Note in 2005. Her inimitable voice and rich production angles have given each of her 9 personal albums cult status.

In 2017 she founded independent label Black Ash and in 2019 she produced the soundtrack for ceremonies at the American Film Festival in Deauville. Writer, composer and producer, her catalogue of records and collaborations continues to grow.

Her voice is currently heard on international ad campaign for Hugo Boss’ perfume The Scent, and in the Netflix series Notre Dame-The Fire Part, with Surface, from her electro pop record HERO PALO out in April 2023.

In 2024, Le Boulon will release her novel, and two collaborative records will also see the light of day (with Nicolas Leroux from Overhead and Nicolas Laureau from Prohibition).