Music Managers Form New Association

About 23 of Australia’s music managers have formed a new association.

The managers include John Watson (Silverchair, Wolfmother, Missy Higgins), Crucial Management (The Living End), John Woodruff (Darren Hayes), Scorpio Management (Evermore), Cath Haridy (Eskimo Joe), Black Yak (The Whitlams) and Aloha Management (Shihad, COG).

The Association of Artist Managers (AAM) intends to be “a peak body to address the issues facing managers and their artists.”

It additionally looks to work side by side with other organisations in the areas of education and mentoring, lending the experience of its members to state music bodies, the Music Managers Forum, songwriter associations and others in the hope that these partnerships will help strengthen the management industry in Australia.

– Bryan Jones