News 25 March 2024

Jannah Beth and Katie O’Hagan named ARIA Board Observership Program participants for 2024

The Australia Recording Industry Association (ARIA) today announced the selection of Jannah Beth and Katie O’Hagan as the 2024 participants in the ARIA Board Observership Program.

Jannah Beth and Katie O’Hagan named ARIA Board Observership Program participants for 2024

Jannah Beth is a dedicated artist and rising music industry professional. As the founder of Offbeat Collective – community-driven studio space and music platform in the Inner West – and proud A&R at Elefant Traks, they actively promote diversity and representation. They have acted as a driving force behind impactful projects like One Off Traks, an all-female, trans and non-binary writing camp; and Ya Ya’s program, which provides free studio time for women and LGBTQIA+ creatives.

Katie O’Hagan graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Entertainment Industries. Katie began her career at Sony Music Entertainment Australia as an intern based in the company’s Brisbane office, from there she moved into an Artist Relations role before relocating to Sydney, where she joined the A&R Academy.

Now back in Brisbane, Katie currently holds the role of Manager, A&R at Sony Music, where she is responsible for working with the company’s roster of artists. During her eight years at Sony Music, Katie has worked with a wide range of recording artists, from emerging artists, all the way through to some of the country’s most established and recognisable musicians. Katie is also responsible for organising Sony Music songwriting camps.  Katie is passionate about elevating Australian music and advocating for equitable songwriter rights.

The ARIA Board Observership Program was established in 2019 in partnership with The Observership Program, which was founded in 2014 to facilitate the involvement of young, talented and energetic individuals in a structured experience on not-for-profit Boards.

The Observership Program board placements provide valuable professional development for talented employees within member companies, exposing them to the decision-making processes and corporate governance of boards. ARIA participates in the program to support emerging industry leaders and promote equality, diversity and inclusion on Boards across the Australian music industry.