Catherine Haridy’s career has run the gamut of the Australian music industry. Beginning as a contributor for Melbourne’s Inpress Magazine, while also volunteering at Melbourne’s legendary Triple R Radio (filling in for The Breakfasters and producing various one-off specials), it wasn’t too long before she found herself at Warner Music Australia. As A&R coordinator at Festival Mushroom Records, then as A&R Manager, she signed some of Australia’s most successful and revered artists 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.
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, Jebediah, Bob Evans, talented music producers Steven Schram, Jimi Maroudas, Gareth Parton and Mick Glossop along with involvement in a development label with members of Eskimo Joe. The label, Dirt Diamond Productions currently looks after local Perth artist Steve Parkin and dynamic four piece band, The Chemist.
The management company has expanded into its first foray representing non musical artists such as Craig Shuftan, who has had two published non-fiction works, won an ARIA for his comedy work with members of The Chaser and broadcast the successful Culture Club on national youth network Triple J.
Catherine is also a currently Chairman of the Association of Artist Managers, an APRA Ambassador, CBF Board member, chair of AMGAC and is involved in various important advocacy issues that affect artists and managers in Australia.