• Panel - Rise above the clutter
    • Monday 21 June 1:15pm - 2:15pm
  • Panel: Management - the new label?
    • Sunday 20 June 1:30pm - 2:30pm


Catherine Haridy

The various roles Catherine Haridy has filled within the Australian music industry gives her a perspective many managers would long for; whether it's knowing what music journalists need, what gets played on radio or what A&R reps are looking for, Cath has the know-how.

Her career has run the full gamut of the Australian music industry. Beginning as a contributor for Melbourne's Inpress Magazine, Cath demonstrated early on that she had a keen eye for talent. Around this time she also volunteered at Melbourne's legendary Triple R Radio, filling in for The Breakfasters and producing various one-off specials.

Before long she found herself at Warner Music Australia as A&R co-ordinator, then at Festival Mushroom Records as A&R Manager, signing some of Australia's most promising and successful bands of the last few years including Eskimo Joe, George, Gyroscope and Red Jezebel as well as hitching her A&R wagon to Motor Ace, 28 Days, Amiel, Gerling, 67 Special and Olivia Newton John amongst many others. During her time at FMR Cath was also instrumental in working on special projects such as Corroboration, a journey through contemporary Australian and Indigenous music which featured collaborations between great Australian artists like Kylie Minogue and Jimmy Little.

Having experienced all A&R had to offer her, in 2006 Cath decided to make the move to the other side of the negotiation table and throw herself full-time into artist management. At present, Catherine Haridy Management's stable includes Eskimo Joe and Bob Evans, talented music producers, Steven Schram, Jimi Maroudas and Andy Lawson, along with involvement in a development label with members of Eskimo Joe. The label, Dirt Diamond Productions currently has local Perth artist Steve Parkin and dynamic four piece band, The Chemist scheduled for releases through 2009/10.

Catherine is also a current board member of the Association of Artist Managers and is mentoring in 2010 for The Push in Victoria.

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Catherine Haridy

Catherine Haridy