The Hottest 100 Australian managers of 2018

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Sunday afternoon saw triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2018 counted down, much to the delight of music fans across the globe. However, while everyone was celebrating the immense talent that these stunning musicians displayed, very rarely did the folks behind the scenes get the recognition that they deserved.

Now, with the countdown done and dusted for another year, we’ve decided to take a closer look at all the managers behind the charting Aussie acts from yesterday, and rank them in terms of how well their artists performed.

To do this, we’ve decided to give each manager a number based on how well their artists charted in the countdown. For example, a #1 position gave Ocean Alley’s manager a score of 100, #2 gave FISHER’s a score of 99, and so on.

Collating this data, we’ve put together an in-depth list that helps to celebrate the often unsung heroes of the Aussie music scene; the managers.

The Hottest 100 Australian managers of 2018

1. Dan Nascimento (UNIFIED Music Group) – 277 (4 songs with Ocean Alley)

2. Jaddan Comerford (UNIFIED Music Group) – 263 (5 songs with The Amity Affliction, Amy Shark, and Vance Joy)

3. Rachel Comerford (UNIFIED Music Group) – 256 (4 songs with Amy Shark, and Vance Joy)

4. Aaron Girgis (Space 44) – 212 (3 songs with Ruby Fields and Skegss)

5. Danny Robson (Leisurely) – 208 (4 songs with RÜFÜS DU SOL)

6. Danny Rogers (Lunatic Entertainment) – 181 (4 songs with Skegss, CHVRCHES & Middle Kids)

7. Daniel Radburn – 151 (3 songs with Hockey Dad)

8. Greg Carey (Grow Yourself Up) – 149 (2 songs with The Rubens)

9. Dylan Liddy (Blue Max Music) – 134 (2 songs with Hilltop Hoods)

10. Chryss Carr (AUM) – 131 (2 songs with Baker Boy and KIAN)

11. Jim McKinnon (teamtrick) – 125 (2 songs with Mallrat)

12. Anneka Alberts (Independent) – 123 (2 songs with Ziggy Alberts)

13. Ben Dennis (Myriad Management) – 118 (2 songs with Peking Duk)

14. Leon Rogovoy (Falcona) – 105 (3 songs with DMA’S)

15. Dan Zilber (Future Classic) – 102 (2 songs with G Flip)

16. Michael Parisi (Michael Parisi Management) – 100 (2 songs with Vera Blue and Polish Club)

17. Brett Fischer (AYITA) – 99 (1 song with FISHER)

18. Nate Farrell (Calibre Artist Management) – 85 (2 songs with Thundamentals)

19. Dion Brownfield – 81 (1 song with KIAN)

20. Cub Sport (Independent) – 71 (1 song)

21. Garth Crane (Falcona) – 70 (1 song with Alison Wonderland)

22. Bill Cullen (One Louder Entertainment/Fingerless Glove Projects) – 62 (1 song with Ball Park Music)

23. Maggie Collins (Morning Belle) – 54 (1 song with DZ Deathrays)

24. Philip Stevens (Philip Stevens Management) – 53 (1 song with San Cisco)

25. Charlotte Abroms (Hear Hear Group) – 52 (1 song with Angie McMahon)

26. John Watson (Eleven Music) – 44 (1 song with The Presets)

27.  Tony Quinn and Pete Carroll (Like What Management) – 42 (1 song with Meg Mac)

28. Kurt Bailey (Mirror Music Group) – 37 (1 song with Middle Kids)

29. Jake Snell (Monster Management) – 36 (1 song with Methyl Ethel)

30. Samuel Beck (Leisurely) – 35 (1 song with Flight Facilities)

31. Karen Hume (The Stables Music Management) – 26 (1 song with Kira Puru)

32. Nate Flagrant (Flagrant Artist Management) – 26 (2 songs with Ruel)

33. Brent ‘Quincy’ Buchanan (The Grindhouse Management Co) – 25 (1 songs with Polish Club)

34. Lauren Mikkor (Post Modern Collective) – 23 (1 song with Running Touch)

35. Heath Bradby & Tank (Fidelity Corporation) – 22 (1 song with Thelma Plum)

36. Johann Ponniah & Scott Armstrong (I Oh You/Converge Management) – 20 (1 song with Jack River)

37. Regan Lethbridge & David Morgan (Lemon Tree Music) – 17 (1 song with Tash Sultana)

38. Andrew Stone (Chugg Music) – 15 (1 song with Lime Cordiale)

39. Leigh Treweek (Handshake Management) – 13 (1 song with WAAX)

40. Eddie Deal (UNIFIED Music Group) – 8 (1 song with Trophy Eyes)

41. Caleb Williams (UNIFIED Music Group) – 7 (1 song with The Amity Affliction)

42. Andy Bryan (Fingerless Glove Projects) – 5 (1 song with Odette)

This article and supporting images originally featured on The Industry Observer written by Tyler Jenke on Jan 28 2019 , you can view it on their site here.

Stephanie Heading