News July 18, 2019

Catherine Haridy to lead Association of Artist Managers

Catherine Haridy to lead Association of Artist Managers

Catherine Haridy has a new gig at the .

has announced Haridy as its new executive director, following the recent departure of Leanne De Souza, who spent two and a half years in the gig.

Haridy has plenty of experience with the AAM, having been a board member since 2010, and serving as chair from 2012-2016.

Haridy is an APRA Ambassador and an Australian Music Prize Patron and us also an active board member at Support Act and Music Victoria.

“I’m honoured to be taking on the role of Executive Director for the AAM for the remainder of 2019 to steer the association in conjunction with our stellar board and team,” says Haridy.

“I believe in the crucial role managers play in the pursuit of a successful artist career and I hope to focus on the ongoing needs of our community to deliver better professional outcomes for their businesses and that of their artists.”

Haridy got her start in the music industry with roles in A&R at labels including Warner Music and Festival Mushroom Records

From there, she launched Cath Haridy Management, where her artist clients include Eskimo Joe, Jebediah and Bob Evans, as well as producers and writers like Anna Laverty, Tony Buchen, Steven Schram, Joel Quartermain and Jimi Maroudas.

“We are very excited to have Cath step into the ED role and lead from the front,” AAM said in a statement sent to media. “She has had an incredible career as an artist manager and is highly respected across the industry, especially in the management community.

“She has been an integral part of the AAM as a former Chair and valued Board member, so this is a natural progression for the organisation.

“It’s an important time for managers globally with the role they currently play across the sector and we couldn’t think of anyone better to lead the association into the next phase.”

Haridy will remain at the helm of her management business in addition to the new role.

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