ABOUT

With a career spanning over twenty-three years, Dan Biddle is one of the most respected figures in the Australian Country Music industry today. He currently manages award-winning Country-Rock duo, McAlister Kemp. Past clients include The McClymonts, Graeme Connors, Fanny Lumsden and Adam Eckersley. To date, his managed projects has achieved eighteen Golden Guitar Award wins from fifty-four nominations, six ARIA Award nominations, nine APRA Award nominations and seven #1 ARIA Country Album chart debuts.

 

Dan’s career started at BMG Australia in 1998 as a Sales Representative, before moving to Universal Music Australia as Key Account Manager in 2003. In 2010, Dan took up the role of Marketing Manager at Sony Music Australia where he handled project and marketing management for domestic and international catalogue releases (including Midnight Oil, Hoodoo Gurus, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon amongst others); compilation projects (including the ‘So Fresh’ brand); and country music (including the Sony Music Nashville label). He launched Dan Biddle Artist Management in 2014.

 

In addition to his management work, Dan has held the position of Chair of the Country Music Association of Australia since 2018, worked as Associate Producer of the Golden Guitar Awards since 2016 and was recently appointed to the Country Music Association (CMA U.S) Australian advisory board.

SERVICES:

A&R Direction | Release Strategy | Media Releases | Media Pitching

Interview Scheduling | Online Strategy | Tour Publicity

 

SUCCESS:

7 x #1 ARIA Country Chart Albums

18 x Golden Guitar Award wins from 54 nominations

6 x ARIA Award nominations | 9 x APRA Award nominations 11 x CMC Music Award nominations

Dozens of airplay hits | Hundreds of thousands of album and ticket sales

 

CAREER:

Country Music Association of Australia - Chairman (2018-present)

Golden Guitar Awards - Associate Producer (2016-present)

Dan Biddle Artist Management (2014-present)

Sony Music Australia - Marketing Manager (2010-14)

Universal Music Australia - Key Account Manager (2003-10)

BMG Australia - Sales & Promotions Representative (1998-2003)

 

CLIENTS:

Current: McAlister Kemp

Previous: The McClymonts | | Graeme Connors

Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont | Adam Eckersley Band

Fanny Lumsden | O’Shea | Missy Lancaster | James Johnston