Sunday afternoon saw triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2018 counted down, much to the delight of music fans across the globe. However, while everyone was celebrating the immense talent that these stunning musicians displayed, very rarely did the folks behind the scenes get the recognition that they deserved.

Now, with the countdown done and dusted for another year, we’ve decided to take a closer look at all the managers behind the charting Aussie acts from yesterday, and rank them in terms of how well their artists performed.

To do this, we’ve decided to give each manager a number based on how well their artists charted in the countdown. For example, a #1 position gave Ocean Alley’s manager a score of 100, #2 gave FISHER’s a score of 99, and so on.

Collating this data, we’ve put together an in-depth list that helps to celebrate the often unsung heroes of the Aussie music scene; the managers.

The Hottest 100 Australian managers of 2018

1. Dan Nascimento (UNIFIED Music Group) – 277 (4 songs with Ocean Alley)

UNIFIED Music Group's Dan Nascimento

2. Jaddan Comerford (UNIFIED Music Group) – 263 (5 songs with The Amity Affliction, Amy Shark, and Vance Joy)

UNIFIED Music Group's Jaddan Comerford

3. Rachel Comerford (UNIFIED Music Group) – 256 (4 songs with Amy Shark, and Vance Joy)

UNIFIED Music Group's Rachel Comerford

4. Aaron Girgis (Space 44) – 212 (3 songs with Ruby Fields and Skegss)

Space 44's Aaron Girgis

5. Danny Robson (Leisurely) – 208 (4 songs with RÜFÜS DU SOL)

Leisurely's Danny Robson

6. Danny Rogers (Lunatic Entertainment) – 181 (4 songs with Skegss, CHVRCHES & Middle Kids)

Danny Rogers

7. Daniel Radburn – 151 (3 songs with Hockey Dad)

Hockey Dad manager Daniel Radburn

8. Greg Carey (Grow Yourself Up) – 149 (2 songs with The Rubens)

Grow Yourself Up's Greg Carey

9. Dylan Liddy (Blue Max Music) – 134 (2 songs with Hilltop Hoods)

10. Chryss Carr (AUM) – 131 (2 songs with Baker Boy and KIAN)

AUM's Chryss Carr

11. Jim McKinnon (teamtrick) – 125 (2 songs with Mallrat)

Like What Management/teamtrick's Jim McKinnon

12. Anneka Alberts (Independent) – 123 (2 songs with Ziggy Alberts)

Anneka Alberts

13. Ben Dennis (Myriad Management) – 118 (2 songs with Peking Duk)

Myriad Management's Ben Dennis

14. Leon Rogovoy (Falcona) – 105 (3 songs with DMA’S)

Falcona

15. Dan Zilber (Future Classic) – 102 (2 songs with G Flip)

Future Classic's Dan Zilber

16. Michael Parisi (Michael Parisi Management) – 100 (2 songs with Vera Blue and Polish Club)

Michael Parisi Management's Michael Parisi

17. Brett Fischer (AYITA) – 99 (1 song with FISHER)

AYITA's Brett Fischer

18. Nate Farrell (Calibre Artist Management) – 85 (2 songs with Thundamentals)

Calibre Artist Management's Nate Farrell

19. Dion Brownfield – 81 (1 song with KIAN)

Dion Brownfield

20. Cub Sport (Independent) – 71 (1 song)

Indie pop act Cub Sport

21. Garth Crane (Falcona) – 70 (1 song with Alison Wonderland)

Falcona's Garth Crane

22. Bill Cullen (One Louder Entertainment/Fingerless Glove Projects) – 62 (1 song with Ball Park Music)

One Louder Entertainment's Bill Cullen

23. Maggie Collins (Morning Belle) – 54 (1 song with DZ Deathrays)

Morning Belle's Maggie Collins

24. Philip Stevens (Philip Stevens Management) – 53 (1 song with San Cisco)

Philip Stevens Management's Philip Stevens

25. Charlotte Abroms (Hear Hear Group) – 52 (1 song with Angie McMahon)

Hear Hear Group's Charlotte Abroms

26. John Watson (Eleven Music) – 44 (1 song with The Presets)

Eleven Music's John Watson

27. Tony Quinn and Pete Carroll (Like What Management) – 42 (1 song with Meg Mac)

tony quinn manager

28. Kurt Bailey (Mirror Music Group) – 37 (1 song with Middle Kids)

Mirror Music Group's Kurt Bailey

29. Jake Snell (Monster Management) – 36 (1 song with Methyl Ethel)

Monster Management's Jake Snell

30. Samuel Beck (Leisurely) – 35 (1 song with Flight Facilities)

Leisurely's Samuel Beck

31. Karen Hume (The Stables Music Management) – 26 (1 song with Kira Puru)

The Stables Music Management's Karen Hume

32. Nate Flagrant (Flagrant Artist Management) – 26 (2 songs with Ruel)

Flagrant Artist Management's Nate Flagrant

33. Brent ‘Quincy’ Buchanan (The Grindhouse Management Co) – 25 (1 songs with Polish Club)

The Grindhouse Management Co's Brent Quincy Buchanan

34. Lauren Mikkor (Post Modern Collective) – 23 (1 song with Running Touch)

Post Modern Collective's Lauren Mikkor

35. Heath Bradby & Tank (Fidelity Corporation) – 22 (1 song with Thelma Plum)

36. Johann Ponniah & Scott Armstrong (I Oh You/Converge Management) – 20 (1 song with Jack River)

Converge Management's Scott Armstrong

37. Regan Lethbridge & David Morgan (Lemon Tree Music) – 17 (1 song with Tash Sultana)

Lemon Tree Music's David Morgan

38. Andrew Stone (Chugg Music) – 15 (1 song with Lime Cordiale)

Chugg Music's Andrew Stone

39. Leigh Treweek (Handshake Management) – 13 (1 song with WAAX)

Handshake Management's Leigh Treweek

40. Eddie Deal (UNIFIED Music Group) – 8 (1 song with Trophy Eyes)

UNIFIED Music Group's Eddie Deal

41. Caleb Williams (UNIFIED Music Group) – 7 (1 song with The Amity Affliction)

UNIFIED Music Group's Caleb Williams

42. Andy Bryan (Fingerless Glove Projects) – 5 (1 song with Odette)

Fingerless Glove Projects's Andy Bryan