ABC Appoints Emily Copeland As Head Of Music

The ABC is pleased to announce leading audio executive Emily Copeland has been appointed as Head of Music in the ABC Audio team.

In this newly created role, Emily will lead and manage the music strategy across triple j, Double J, triple j Unearthed, ABC Country, ABC Classic and ABC Jazz.

Of her appointment, Emily said: "It's an honour to have the opportunity to work with such iconic Australian music brands.

"The ABC's music brands and platforms are world class and I'm excited to work with the team to continue to build on their incredible legacy and help lead these brands into the future."

Emily joins the ABC with a strong background in executive roles with youth focussed audio brands.

Most recently, Emily was the Director of Audience Innovation & Music Partnerships at ARN, leading partnerships with the Australian music industry and overseeing projects focussed on audience growth and brand innovation.

Emily joined ARN in 2021 and was responsible for the strategic vision and launch of CADA, ARN's multi-platform youth offering. She also oversaw their national country music station KIX.

She worked with major music and media organisations, including Sounds Australia, TEDxSydney and Chugg Music as the Founder and Director of partnerships agency Good Authority.

Emily has also led partnerships for Foxtel's music television channels and served as Vice President of the Board of FBi Radio.

ABC Head of Audio Ben Latimer said he was "delighted to welcome Emily to the ABC.

"Emily brings an exceptional range of skills and experience to the role and her understanding and appreciation of Australian music across genres is phenomenal.

"Emily will play a pivotal role in bringing a focus back to the ABC as the home of Australian music."

Emily will start in the role on 6 May.

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