Maggie Collins appointed executive director of Association of Artist Managers
Collins, who has served on the AAM Board for the last seven years, will succeed Catherine Haridy, who is departing the industry body to assume the position of CEO with the Australian Music Centre.
Collins has previously served as the executive programmer for BIGSOUND and spent 10 years working as a presenter with triple j.
On top of the new role, Collins will continue to work with her own music management venture Morning Belle, overseeing the careers of DZ Deathrays and Donny Benét.
AAM’s co-chair Greg Carey commended Collins’ appointment to the executive position, noting her prowess as a passionate and forward-thinking leader.
“Her experience as an artist manager and BIGSOUND programmer has earned her a brilliant reputation around the globe as an innovative and strategic thinker and connector,” Carey said.
“During her time as an AAM Board member, I’ve witnessed first hand her strong advocacy for artist managers and her general care for the community. The Board and I are thrilled for Maggie to accept this position and lead the organisation into a new era.”
Collins told TMN that she was thrilled to take on the new role, highlighting the importance of artist managers in today’s music industry.
“I’m thrilled to be steering the ship at the AAM because I believe the artist manager is one of the most important roles in the music ecosystem,” Collins said.
“The responsibilities of a manager have expanded so much over the decades, but the roadblocks are still many. It’s no wonder the AAM has grown exponentially over the years to advocate for its members and try to forge a new path that leads to sustainability, mental health and equality for the people who are the first port of call for our valued artists. It’s an honour to be leading our team forward.”