Joel Connolly
Founder / Artist Manager, Umbrella

joel ConnollyJoel is Artist Manager and Co-founder of Australian company Umbrella Artist Management. Umbrella manage The Rubens, Cloud Control, Urthboy, Elizabeth Rose, Fishing, PVT, Winterbourne, and others. Collectively Umbrella’s bands have been nominated for ARIA awards and launched successful careers in North America, UK, Europe and Australia. They’ve won AMP awards, AIR Awards, SMAC Awards and received high critical acclaim from publications such as NME, Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. Joel is also Festival Director of Sydney Craft Beer Week and Young Henrys Small World Festival.


Joel appears on the Face The Music 2015 session:
Breaking Down A Big Indie Release: The Rubens’ Hoops
Speed Meetings: Meet The Industry