Jay Dee Springbett
Jay Dee Springbett (1975 – 30 June 2011) was a British-born record executive who appeared as a judge on the singing competition Australian Idol during the show's seventh season in 2009. Springbett was one of three judges, along with Ian Dickson and Marcia Hines.
Springbett, an executive with Sony Music Entertainment in Britain, moved from his native United Kingdom to Australia in 2004. He worked in the artists and repertoire department at Sony Music Australia. He helped launch or manage the careers of well-known Sony artists and pop singers, including Jessica Mauboy and Human Nature.
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