KATE HENDRY - ABSOLUTE LABEL SERVICES
PANEL TOPICS – GETTING SIGNED...WHO, HOW & WHY?
Kate’s passion for music began at an early age and she credits her upbringing for the uniquely varied musical taste for her career success. She started at Virgin Records America, then went onto work in artist management at No Half Measures for the first half of her career. 15 years later, Kate has moved on to her biggest and best position yet as senior label manager at Absolute Label Services. Some of her biggest successes to date have been Country duo Ward Thomas’ debut album ‘From Where We Stand’, which saw a homegrown act go from obscurity to the forerunners in the UK Country music scene in under a year; plus chart successes with Babymetal, Thunder & Newton Faulkner in the last 2 years.
Up-and-coming acts of note include Ferris & Sylvester, Charlie Straw & Keston Cobblers Club, all regular fixtures on the UK festival scene for multiple summers running. In her spare time, Kate fills her diary with gigs, festivals and club nights which keeps her veritably surrounded by music when she’s not working, just the way she likes it. Though these days, she is most content at home with her sound engineer/roadie husband & their pet cat Katalina.