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Australian Music Managers Launch New Association

DARLINGHURST, AUSTRALIA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — With the Australian music business going from strength to strength, twenty-four of its music managers announce the launch of a new management association. The Association of Artist Managers (AAM) brings together the industry’s leading managers with the aim of providing a peak body to address the issues facing managers and their artists.

Additionally the AAM looks to work side by side with other organizations throughout Australia in the areas of education and mentoring, lending the experience of its members to state music bodies, the MMF, songwriter associations and others in the hope that these partnerships will help strengthen the management industry in Australia for the benefit of all Australian artists.

The AAM’s founding members are:

Alistair Cranney (The Audreys, Hirst & Greene, The Ghost Writers)

Aloha Management (Shihad, Cog , Faker, Sparkadia)

Black Yak (The Whitlams, Tim Freedman, Magic Dirt, Modular Lounge)

Buzz Bidstrup (Jimmy Little, Brittle, The Stetsons, GANGgajang)

Cath Haridy (Eskimo Joe)

Crucial Management (Children Collide, The Living End, Dardanelles)

Danny Rogers (Clare Bowditch, Gersey)

Denny Burgess (Rebekah Lavauney, Peter Ryan, Optic Nerve)

Fidelity Corporation (Bob Evans, Jebediah, Karnivool, Downside, Snowman, TheSilents, The Sunshine Brothers)

Francis Coady (Thirsty Merc)

Step 2 Management (Grinspoon, Josh Pyke, Airbourne, Melanie Horsnell, The LostGospel)

John Watson Management (Silverchair, Missy Higgins, Wolfmother, Paul Mac, Dissociatives, Pete Murray)

John Woodruff (Darren Hayes)

Julia Kosky (Kid Confucius, Andy Bull, Baggsmen, Buchman)

Laughing Outlaw (Starky, George Byrne, Perry Keys)

Leanne De Souza (Kate Miller-Heidke, George, Transport, Misinterportato)

Michael McMartin (Hoodoo Gurus)

One Louder Entertainment (Paul Kelly, End of Fashion, Sarah Blasko, Shane Nicholson,Amiel, The Morning After Girls)

Peter Rix (Marcia Hines)

Phil Stevens (The Waifs, Little Birdy, John Butler Trio, The Flairz)

PJ Murton (Hilltop Hoods)

Scorpio Management (Evermore, Vanlustbader, After The Fall, Operator Please)

Secret Service (Powderfinger, Bernard Fanning, The Grates, Drag)

Tony Quinn (Mia Dyson, Epicure, Tyrone Noonan)

For further information contact:

The Association of Artist Managers
PO Box 989

Darlinghurst. NSW 1300
Phone: 9380 9011
Fax: 9380 9866

ABN: 67 138 168 900