Catherine Manners - Company Director

Catherine obtained a BSc. in Music and Physics followed by a Masters in Music from Birmingham University. After gaining experience in the publishing, recording and live industries, she founded Manners McDade Artist Management in 2001 offering representation to Classical composers who were working in Film & Television.

In 2006, Catherine established Manners McDade Music Publishing which promptly gained a reputation as the primary independent publisher for composers of new classical music.

Catherine is a former cellist, a full voting member of BAFTA and was recently voted onto the Board of the MPA (Music Publisher’s Association).

Catherine obtained a BSc. in Music and Physics followed by a Masters in Music from Birmingham University. After gaining experience in the publishing, recording and live industries, she founded Manners McDade Artist Management in 2001 offering representation to Classical composers who were working in Film & Television.

In 2006, Catherine established Manners McDade Music Publishing which promptly gained a reputation as the primary independent publisher for composers of new classical music.

Catherine is a former cellist, a full voting member of BAFTA and was recently voted onto the Board of the MPA (Music Publisher’s Association).

Harriet Moss - Managing Director

Harriet became MD of Manners McDade in 2018, from her role as Global Creative Manager since 2014. Previously, she has a background in PR, sync and brand-building for contemporary classical, alternative and electronic labels and artists including Max Richter, Ben Frost, Nils Frahm and These New Puritans, after gaining an HE Diploma in Music Performance followed by a BA in English at King’s College London. Harriet is also the Creative Director for in-house label Cognitive Shift Recordings as well as London Director for the leading voluntary international Women in Music organisation & network, shesaid.so. The network provides mentorship and regular events for its 2500+ global members, including recent collaborations with Boiler Room, Spotify, Live Nation and Bestival. Harriet plays the Piano, Cello and Bass Guitar, and hosts Soho Radio’s Soho Classical show; she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is recognised on both the 2017 & 2018 Music Industry Alternative Power 100 Lists. Harriet currently sits on the Jury for the 2018 Production Music Awards, and 2018 Classical:NEXT festival.

Harriet became MD of Manners McDade in 2018, from her role as Global Creative Manager since 2014. Previously, she has a background in PR, sync and brand-building for contemporary classical, alternative and electronic labels and artists including Max Richter, Ben Frost, Nils Frahm and These New Puritans, after gaining an HE Diploma in Music Performance followed by a BA in English at King’s College London. Harriet is also the Creative Director for in-house label Cognitive Shift Recordings as well as London Director for the leading voluntary international Women in Music organisation & network, shesaid.so. The network provides mentorship and regular events for its 2500+ global members, including recent collaborations with Boiler Room, Spotify, Live Nation and Bestival. Harriet plays the Piano, Cello and Bass Guitar, and hosts Soho Radio’s Soho Classical show; she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is recognised on both the 2017 & 2018 Music Industry Alternative Power 100 Lists. Harriet currently sits on the Jury for the 2018 Production Music Awards, and 2018 Classical:NEXT festival.

Jenna Fentimen - Music & Composition Producer

After her BA in English and Classical Studies at the University of Bristol, Jenna began her career in production music at Deep East Music, representing catalogues as well as managing bespoke projects for clients such as the BBC & MTV. She then moved to bespoke music house Wake The Town in 2015, opening up their Amsterdam office, and music supervising projects such as PS4 with the Chemical Brothers, and working as bespoke producer on global brands including Asics, Johnny Walker and Dutch brands such as Tele 2, KPN. Jenna has volunteered on a number of projects: CACE (a live music session film project), writing about music events and live reviews for Overdose Magazine in Amsterdam, as well as founding, running and promoting WALK (With A Loving Kiss) at Dalston Superstore, a night dedicated to feminine energy and open to all. After returning to London, Jenna continued to music supervise and produce for Wake The Town & Theodore, with both their London and Amsterdam-based clients, before joining Manners McDade. She plays the piano, sings and has been known to DJ under the name Campbell.

After her BA in English and Classical Studies at the University of Bristol, Jenna began her career in production music at Deep East Music, representing catalogues as well as managing bespoke projects for clients such as the BBC & MTV. She then moved to bespoke music house Wake The Town in 2015, opening up their Amsterdam office, and music supervising projects such as PS4 with the Chemical Brothers, and working as bespoke producer on global brands including Asics, Johnny Walker and Dutch brands such as Tele 2, KPN. Jenna has volunteered on a number of projects: CACE (a live music session film project), writing about music events and live reviews for Overdose Magazine in Amsterdam, as well as founding, running and promoting WALK (With A Loving Kiss) at Dalston Superstore, a night dedicated to feminine energy and open to all. After returning to London, Jenna continued to music supervise and produce for Wake The Town & Theodore, with both their London and Amsterdam-based clients, before joining Manners McDade. She plays the piano, sings and has been known to DJ under the name Campbell.

Ruby Wasmuth - Composer Manager

Ruby gained a first class BA in Music Industry Management at Canterbury Christ Church University, followed by an MA in Film Studies at UCL with her dissertation focussing on contemporary film scoring. At university she was involved with the management of the student record label and concert series. She then worked at the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors, before joining Manners McDade as A&R Executive, working directly with composers for film and TV including ITV’s Thunderbirds Are Go and Amazon’s CatastropheRuby speaks on a number of expert industry panels in the UK as well as at international conferences Music Finland’s Music & Media in Tampere and the East Coast Music Association in Halifax, Canada. Ruby was raised in Brussels, Belgium and is fluent in French. She plays the piano, and is a singer and Committee Member of London’s all-female voluntary choir, SHE Choir. 

Ruby gained a first class BA in Music Industry Management at Canterbury Christ Church University, followed by an MA in Film Studies at UCL with her dissertation focussing on contemporary film scoring. At University she was involved with the management of the student record label and concert series. She then worked at the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors, before joining Manners McDade as A&R Executive, working directly with composers for film and TV including ITV’s Thunderbirds Are Go and Amazon’s Catastrophe. Ruby speaks on a number of expert industry panels in the UK as well as at international conferences Music Finland’s Music & Media in Tampere and the East Coast Music Association in Halifax, Canada. Ruby was raised in Brussels, Belgium and is fluent in French. She plays the piano, and is a singer and Committee Member of London’s all-female voluntary choir, SHE Choir. 

Milly Paine - Publishing Manager

Milly obtained a BA in Music at the University of York where she played in a variety of ensembles including the Chimera ensemble and the Gamelan. She started her career in Music Publishing in an administrative role at Faber Music, followed by her role as Assistant Music Editor at Bloomsbury Publishing. While at Bloomsbury, Milly worked closely with authors and edited a range of educational music publications. Milly joined Manners McDade in 2016 as Publishing Executive tracking royalties, handling incoming sync requests and licences and managing the relationships with Manners McDade’s network of sub-publishers overseas. Milly currently sits on the MPA’s Classical Publishers’ Committee. She is a pianist and trumpeter, and has previously taught English and Music in Madrid. Milly continues to support charities and won the Princess Diana Memorial Award for her efforts.

Milly obtained a BA in Music at the University of York where she played in a variety of ensembles including the Chimera ensemble and the Gamelan. She started her career in Music Publishing in an administrative role at Faber Music, followed by her role as Assistant Music Editor at Bloomsbury Publishing. While at Bloomsbury, Milly worked closely with authors and edited a range of educational music publications. Milly joined Manners McDade in 2016 as Publishing Executive tracking royalties, handling incoming sync requests and licences and managing the relationships with Manners McDade’s network of sub-publishers overseas. Milly currently sits on the MPA’s Classical Publishers’ Committee. She is a pianist and trumpeter, and has previously taught English and Music in Madrid. Milly continues to support charities and won the Princess Diana Memorial Award for her efforts.

Justė Survilaitė - Creative Services Manager

Justė Survilaitė has a B.A. and an M.A. in Arts Management, and is currently completing a PhD in Art History. She manages clients for Manners McDade Creative Services, offering creative strategy for record labels through promotion for sync, PR, marketing and branding. Justė previously worked for the German Orchestras’ Union PR Department, working in traditional media, creative and marketing industries. She then joined Berlin-based Agentur Grimm, an artist management and booking agency for artists such as Nils Frahm, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Dustin O’Halloran. Justė is Lithuanian and speaks fluent German and French, promoting artists and labels across Europe. She also manages Piano Day, a worldwide celebration of the piano and a platform, where musicians and piano lovers share their passion, present their ideas and new music pieces to wider audiences. 

Justė Survilaitė has a B.A. and an M.A. in Arts Management, and is currently completing a PhD in Art History. She manages clients for Manners McDade Creative Services, offering creative strategy for record labels through promotion for sync, PR, marketing and branding. Justė previously worked for the German Orchestras’ Union PR Department, working in traditional media, creative and marketing industries. She then joined Berlin-based Agentur Grimm, an artist management and booking agency for artists such as Nils Frahm, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Dustin O’Halloran. Justė is Lithuanian and speaks fluent German and French, promoting artists and labels across Europe. She also manages Piano Day, a worldwide celebration of the piano and a platform, where musicians and piano lovers share their passion, present their ideas and new music pieces to wider audiences. 

Clare Everson - Creative & Sync Executive

Clare Everson gained a first class BA in Music from Durham University and was awarded the Baxter Award for academic achievement in her final year. After gaining experience in Classical Music PR and Artist Management, Clare worked in Paris for a year where she became fluent in French. She then worked at Warner Music in the International Digital team, co-ordinating the company’s relationships with streaming partners such as Apple and Spotify. She also managed the team’s relationship with Warner Classics, managed the Warner Music UK choir (co-ordinating performances with Kylie Minogue and Alexander Armstrong), and was selected to participate in Warner’s first mentoring scheme for high-potential individuals. Clare previously curated the blog for shesaid.so and continues to be an active member of the London community. She has ABRSM Grade 8 in Piano, Viola and Flute and plays in several orchestral ensembles in London.

Clare Everson gained a First-Class BA in Music from Durham University and was awarded the Baxter Award for academic achievement in her final year. After gaining experience in Classical Music PR and Artist Management, Clare worked in Paris for a year where she became fluent in French. She then worked at Warner Music in the International Digital team, co-ordinating the company’s relationships with streaming partners such as Apple and Spotify. She also managed the team’s relationship with Warner Classics, managed the Warner Music UK choir (co-ordinating performances with Kylie Minogue and Alexander Armstrong), and was selected to participate in Warner’s first mentoring scheme for high-potential individuals. Clare previously curated the blog for shesaid.so and continues to be an active member of the London community. She has ABRSM Grade 8 in Piano, Viola and Flute and plays in several orchestral ensembles in London.

Bob McDade - Company Director

Married to Co-Director Catherine, Bob is the founder of Cognitive Shift Recordings.

Married to Co-Director Catherine, Bob is the founder of Cognitive Shift Recordings.