ABOUT

With a career spanning over twenty-four years, focussed on country music over the last decade, Dan Biddle has managed some of Australia's most successful country artists. He currently manages the country-rock duo, McAlister Kemp while past clients include The McClymonts, Graeme Connors, Fanny Lumsden and Adam Eckersley. To date, his management projects have achieved eighteen Golden Guitar Award wins from fifty-four nominations, six ARIA Award nominations, ten APRA Award nominations and eight #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 was the Chairman of the Country Music Association of Australia from January 2018 to January 2022 and has worked as Associate Producer of the Golden Guitar Awards since 2016. Dan was appointed to the Country Music Association (CMA U.S) Australian advisory board in 2021.

CLIENTS:

Current: 

Management: McAlister Kemp

Bookings: McAlister Kemp | The Buckleys | Kaylee Bell

Previous: 

Management: The McClymonts | | Graeme Connors | Adam Eckersley Band

Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont | Fanny Lumsden | O’Shea | Missy Lancaster

Consulting & PR: James Johnston

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)