Our Team

Since 2001, Manners McDade Management & Agency has represented some of the finest composers working in film, television, games and advertising and we now work with a number of agencies in Europe, Asia, and the US to ensure our clients have representation in international markets.

Manners McDade Music Publishing Limited is a UK music publisher established in 2006.  Our catalogue includes the work of top film and TV composers as well as a select roster of European composers, many of whom come from a classical background.

Catherine Manners

Company Director

Catherine holds a BSc in Music and Physics as well as a Masters Degree in Music. After gaining experience in the publishing, recording and live industries, she founded Manners McDade Artist Management in 2001 and shaped the careers of some of the most prolific British composers including Craig Armstrong, Murray Gold, Joby Talbot and Max Richter.

In 2006, Catherine established Manners McDade Music Publishing which promptly gained a reputation as the primary independent publisher for composers of new classical and electronic music and in 2013 she signed an exclusive worldwide deal with the groundbreaking artist, Nils Frahm.

Catherine is a former cellist, a full voting member of BAFTA and in 2017 she was voted onto the Board of the Music Publisher’s Association. She runs an unofficial mentorship programme for young people in the music industry called The Park Walks.

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 UK Director for the leading voluntary international Women in Music organisation & network, shesaid.so, and co-founder of their mentorship programme she.grows. In 2019 she launched a concert series for women composers for film, TV and video games, composHER, with an inaugural concert at EartH, Hackney. 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 is a Keychange Innovator participant, and sits on the Jury for the 2019 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

Head of Creative

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 their Amsterdam office, and music supervising global campaigns such as PS4 and Samsung, and working as bespoke music producer on global brands including Asics, Johnnie Walker and Dutch brands such as Tele 2, KPN. After returning to London, Jenna continued to music supervise and produce, with both London and Amsterdam-based clients, before joining Manners McDade in 2018 as Music & Composition Producer. She founded the Women Composers’ Forum in Autumn 2018, organising workshops, panels and networking events for members. The Women Composers’ Forum has since merged with the LA-founded Alliance For Women Film Composers, with Jenna named UK Director of Relations and elected to the AWFC board. In 2019 Jenna was awarded a place in the shesaid.so Alternative Power 100 List, and in 2020 became the Music Industry Advocate for under-represented talent directory, Free The Work. Jenna became Head Of Creative at Manners McDade in Dec 2019, working across both the composer agency and publishing arms of Manners McDade.

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. 

Ed Marquis

Music & Composition Producer
The latest addition to the Manners McDade team, Ed lives and breathes all things music. He attended Point Blank Music College in London, studying Music Production, Composition and Sound Engineering. Originally from Cornwall, he began his career at Jungle Studios working his way up through the ranks before moving to Soho Music as a Music Supervisor in 2017. There he worked across creative music research and licensing as well as all bespoke composition projects for brands such as Google, Compare The Market, Aero and advertising agencies VCCP, Ogilvy and Engine Group.
Ed has always loved performing and with Grade 8 Jazz Saxophone under his belt, plays the Saxophone, Piano and sings – he played in several bands and groups over the years. From jazz to contemporary classical, he has a great passion for all styles and genres. Outside music, Ed is most happy on a golf course, on a cricket pitch or at a Cornish beach with a black Labrador.
The latest addition to the Manners McDade team, Ed lives and breathes all things music. He attended Point Blank Music College in London, studying Music Production, Composition and Sound Engineering. Originally from Cornwall, he began his career at Jungle Studios working his way up through the ranks before moving to Soho Music as a Music Supervisor in 2017. There he worked across creative music research and licensing as well as all bespoke composition projects for brands such as Google, Compare The Market, Aero and advertising agencies VCCP, Ogilvy and Engine Group.
Ed has always loved performing and with Grade 8 Jazz Saxophone under his belt, plays the Saxophone, Piano and sings – he played in several bands and groups over the years. From jazz to contemporary classical, he has a great passion for all styles and genres. Outside music, Ed is most happy on a golf course, on a cricket pitch or at a Cornish beach with a black Labrador.

Michael Hatjoullis

Publishing Manager

Michael joined Manners McDade to manage copyright, royalties and licensing in 2018, from independent publisher Paul Rodriguez Music. At PRM he was General Manager, working across publishing and neighbouring rights for almost a decade, in both media and commercial music, with composers and songwriters such as Paul Farrer, Chris Barber, Darren Styles, and Riko Dan. Previously Michael graduated with a Masters degree in Shakespeare Studies from King’s College London, after an English Literature BA at Lancaster University. He remains an avid theatre-goer today, regularly enjoying productions across London. He also plays the piano and guitar in his spare time.
Michael has been a long standing Pop Publishers’ Committee and Dance Music Group member, in both his previous role at PRM and for Manners McDade.

Michael joined Manners McDade to manage copyright, royalties and licensing in 2018, from independent publisher Paul Rodriguez Music. At PRM he was General Manager, working across publishing and neighbouring rights for almost a decade, in both media and commercial music, with composers and songwriters such as Paul Farrer, Chris Barber, Darren Styles, and Riko Dan. Previously Michael graduated with a Masters degree in Shakespeare Studies from King’s College London, after an English Literature BA at Lancaster University. He remains an avid theatre-goer today, regularly enjoying productions across London. He also plays the piano and guitar in his spare time.
Michael has been a long standing Pop Publishers’ Committee and Dance Music Group member, in both his previous role at PRM and for Manners McDade.

Sarah Winn

Finance Manager

Sarah joined Manners McDade as Finance Manager in 2015, managing payments, accounts and projections for both the publishing and management companies. She qualified as an accountant in 1996, followed by an MBA at Durham University in 2003, and is thrilled to now work in the music industry as a life long music fan. She loves attending live shows with her colleagues, walking with her dog & kids, and completing triathlons in her spare time.

Bob McDade

Company Director

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

Karen Price

Social Media Manager

Karen graduated from Colchester Institute in the early 1990s with a BA Hons in music and for the next 20 years worked in artist management, music publishing and live music.  After living and working in London for nearly 20 years, she ran away to the North Wales hills to open a holiday cottage business, indulge in her passion for cycling and walk her black Labrador Jac.  As well as her work for Manners McDade, Karen also manages the social media accounts for a Mountain Bike website, a craft beer shop and her own business.

Karen is a very lapsed viola player.  The instrument was recently moved from underneath the spare bed to a corner in the office but continues to gather dust.