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 a supporter of EDAMPA, a Saturday school for young musicians of all abilities based in South-East London.

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 a supporter of EDAMPA, a Saturday school for young musicians of all abilities based in South-East London.

Harriet Moss - Global Creative Manager

Harriet has an HE Diploma in Music and a BA in English from King’s College London. She has a background in PR and brand-building for agencies such as WildKat PR: working with Max Richter, Ben Frost, Nils Frahm and These New Puritans, and has previously secured press features in Music WeekThe Independent and Line Of Best Fit, and worked on sync campaigns for NetflixDisney and Saatchi & Saatchi. Harriet is also the Creative Director for label Cognitive Shift Recordings as well as London Director for the leading voluntary international Women in Music organisation, shesaid.so. Harriet plays the Piano, Cello and Bass Guitar; she grew up in Italy and Belgium, and speaks Italian and French. Harriet frequently features as a speaker at conferences such as London Sync Sessions, Amsterdam Dance Event and for the Music Publishers’ Association.

Harriet has an HE Diploma in Music and a BA in English from King’s College London. She has a background in PR and brand-building for agencies such as WildKat PR: working with Max Richter, Ben Frost, Nils Frahm and These New Puritans, and has previously secured press features in Music WeekThe Independent and Line Of Best Fit, and worked on sync campaigns for NetflixDisney and Saatchi & Saatchi. Harriet is also the Creative Director for label Cognitive Shift Recordings as well as London Director for the leading voluntary international Women in Music organisation, shesaid.so. Harriet plays the Piano, Cello and Bass Guitar; she grew up in Italy and Belgium, and speaks Italian and French. Harriet frequently features as a speaker at conferences such as London Sync Sessions, Amsterdam Dance Event and for the Music Publishers’ Association.

Justė Survilaitė - Sync & PR Executive

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 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 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. 

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 from the highly regarded Abracadabra series to Music Express. Milly joined Manners McDade in 2016 as Publishing Executive handling incoming sync requests and licenses and managing the relationships with Manners McDade’s network of sub-publishers overseas. She is a Piano teacher in London, has previously taught English and Music in Madrid, and speaks Spanish. Milly continues to support charities and has previously 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 from the highly regarded Abracadabra series to Music Express. Milly joined Manners McDade in 2016 as Publishing Executive handling incoming sync requests and licenses and managing the relationships with Manners McDade’s network of sub-publishers overseas. She is a Piano teacher in London, has previously taught English and Music in Madrid, and speaks Spanish. Milly continues to support charities and has previously won the Princess Diana Memorial Award for her efforts.

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 BBC’s Silent Witness. 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 BBC’s Silent Witness. 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. 

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.