Tesky Bros. manager Jeremy Furse hits big at the 2024 AAM Awards

Jeremy Furse was named Manager of the Year at the 2024 AAM Awards in Sydney on Wednesday 1 May for his behind-the-scenes work guiding Teskey Brothers' stellar year.

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Furze took top honors at the third annual AAM Awards following a stretch where the deskies could do no wrong.

Teskis, Josh and Sam, from Warrantit, Victoria, had the touring world at their feet, selling 15,000 tickets in London, 12,000 in Amsterdam and 6,000 in Los Angeles; Their third studio album winding way ARIA Chart No. Opened at 1; And the band won the ARIA and Rolling Stone Awards. Another piece of silverware for the deskies, just hours after the AAM Awards closed, they picked up Songwriter of the Year at the 2024 APRA Music Awards.

Applejack Music founder Furse „recognizes the importance of engaged membership, mentorship and shared knowledge in the artist management community,” reads a statement from the Artist Managers Association, the trade organization that presents the annual awards. „He has been a mentor under the co-pilot program for the last two years and often opens his door to independent artists and managers for informal support and career advice.”

After the festivals, Locations are closed And Australian artists struggling to impact the national sales charts, Furse told his colleagues from the stage, „We're in a very deep crisis. We need all the people around this room to keep us on track over the next few years, and we need to support ourselves…we need each other.”

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Other winners at the AAM Awards included Megan Rasmussen and Harry White (Future Classic) for Breakthrough Manager of the Year; Kerry Kennell, Chairman of Kennell & Co, Community Engagement Award; Our Golden Friend's Lore McKenna for the Patron Prize – an effort by the late Michael McMartin; and Hayley-Jane Ayres, 360 Artist Logistics, who received the APRA AMCOS Lighthouse Award, which includes a cash prize of A$5,000 to support her business and professional endeavours.

As previously reported, Spinning Top Music founder Tame Impala manager Jody Regan won the Legacy Award. Presenting the award, Damien Trotter, managing director of Sony Music Publishing Australia, noted that Regan, who lives in Perth, the capital of remote Western Australia, had guided his work „without fail” with „loyalty, confidence and integrity”. of arrogance.”

AAM executive director Maggie Collins delivered the quote of the day when she told the house that AI „will never replace artist managers because even robots don't want to do our jobs.” Collins also launched a touring initiative named after McMartin, „Michael's Law,” which the management community hopes will give local artists a much-needed boost.

Among the guest speakers at the packed Sydney Crowbar were John Graham, Special Minister of State, Minister for Roads, Minister for the Arts, Music and the Nightlife Economy and Minister for Jobs and Tourism; and performers include the Folk Pitch Trio and Miss Kaninna.

AAM represents more than 300 active managers who represent over 1,000 artists in contemporary music.

2024 AAM Awards Winners:

Manager of the Year (Presented by Ostix)
Music by Jeremy Furs, Applejack

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Breakthrough Manager of the Year (awarded by DMT Law Firm)
Megan Rasmussen and Harry White, Future Classic

Community Engagement Award (presented by Live Event Logistics)
Kerry Kennel, Kennel & Co

Legacy Award (presented by Sony Music Publishing)
Jody Regan, spinning great music

Patron Prize (provided by AAM Patrons)
Lore McKenna, our golden friend

APRA/AMCOS Lighthouse Award
Haley-Jane Ayers, 360 Artist Logistics

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