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by Daniel Hedger
Too Much of Not Enough: A Silverchair Podcast

E17: Conversation with John Watson


In this episode, I speak to someone without whom you probably would never have heard of the band Silverchair. Not only did he essentially discover them and, in his role as a Sony A&R sign the band to Murmur, he also not long after became their manager and mentor and navigated their career basically from start to finish.

His John Watson Management company currently manages some of the biggest names in Australian music, such as Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel, Missy Higgins and Birds of Tokyo. He is also the founder and head of Eleven, the record label that released Diorama and Young Modern in Australia and put out albums by The Dissociatives, Goyte, Paul Mac and the Presets.

I have wanted to talk to John Watson ever since I started this podcast, so this was a real bucket list guest. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed talking to John ‘Watto’ Watson.

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Episode 17

by Daniel Hedger