Yesterday marked one of Australia’s biggest music events for the year, the count down of triple j’s Hottest 100 for 2020. While, the spotlight is thrust upon the winners, like Glass Animals, who took out #1 with ‘Heat Waves’, as well as many other talented musicians who earned top spots, very rarely do the managers behind the scenes get well-deserved recognition.

In light of this, like previous years, 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 Glass Animal’s manager a score of 100, #2 gave Spacey Jane’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 2020

1. Andrew Stone (Chugg Music) – 407 (5 songs with Lime Cordiale). Andrew Stone has taken out the top spot in our Hottest 100 Australian managers of the year list for the second year in a row

Andrew Stone

2. Kieran Lama – 278 (4 songs with Spacey Jane)

Kieran Lama

3. Jodie Regan (Spinning Top Music) – 248 (3 songs with Tame Impala)

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Jodie Regan

4. Bill Cullen (One Louder Entertainment) & Andy Bryan (Stop Start) – 181 (3 songs with Ball Park Music)

Bill Cullen

5. Dan Zilber (Future Classic) – 180 (4 songs with G Flip)

Dan Zilber

6. Aaron Girgis (Space 44) – 149 (2 songs with Skegss and 1 song with Ruby Fields)

Aaron Girgis

7. Nathan McLay (Future Classic) – 145 (2 songs with Flume)

Nathan McLay

8. Shane Billings – 140 (2 songs with Amy Shark)

9. Leon Rogovoy (Falcona) – 118 (2 songs with DMA’S)

Leon Rogovoy

10. Dan Nascimento (UNIFIED Music Group) – 116 (2 song with Ocean Alley)

Dan Nascimento

11. Philip Stevens (Jarrah Records) – 115 (2 song with San Cisco)

Philip Stevens

12. Stu McCullough (Amplifire Music) – 105 (2 song with The Jungle Giants)

Stu McCullough

13. Regan Lethbridge & David Morgan (Lemon Tree Music) – 98 (1 song with Tash Sultana and 1 song with Tones And I)

Regan Lethbridge & David Morgan

14. Dylan Liddy (Blue Max Music) – 92 (1 song with Hilltop Hoods)

Blue Max Music

15. Kailei Ginman (Lucky Corporate) – 89 (1 song with Mashd N Kutcher)

Kailei Ginman

16. Jim McKinnon (teamtrick) – 88 (1 songs with Mallrat)

Jim McKinnon

17. Jesse Flavell (Sum Management) – 80 (1 song with KLP)

Jesse Flavell

18. (Late Nite Business) – 80 (1 song with Stace Cadet)

19. Tim Manton (Tapmusic) – 79 (1 song with Eves Karydas)

20. Nate Flagrant (Flagrant Artists) – 74 (2 song with Ruel)

Nate Flagrant

21. Summer King, Claire Collins (The Mustard Mix & Bossy Music) – 72 (1 song with Sycco)

22. Aiden McLaren (Bad Apples) – 71 (1 song with Birdz)

Aidan McLaren

23. Andy Kelly (Winterman & Goldstein) – 66 (1 song with The Avalanches)

Andy Kelly

24. Chris Bosma – 60 (1 song with The Smith Street Band)

The Smith Street Band

25. Anneka Alberts – 58 (1 song with Ziggy Alberts)

Anneka Alberts

26. Ben Dennis (Myriad Management) – 51 (1 song with Peking Duk

Ben Dennis

27. Jayde Thompson (Artists Only) – 44 (1 song with Beddy Rays)

28. Jackson Walkden-Brown (Artists Only) – 43 (1 song with Tones And I)

Jackson Walkden-Browne

29. Ruby-Jean McCabe (Bluebeard Music) – 42 (1 song with Bugs and 1 song with Hope D)

Ruby-Jean McCabe

30. Michael Parisi (Michael Parisi Management) – 33 (1 song with Vera Blue)

Michael Parisi

31. Alex Frankel – 31 (1 song with Chet Faker)

32. Andrew Klippel (OURNESS) – 28 (1 song with Genesis Owusu)

Andrew Klippel

33. Brett Fischer (AYITA) – 21 (1 song with FISHER)

AYITA's Brett Fischer

34. Al O’Neill & Matt Weston (TBC Management) – 19 (1 song with The Chats)

Matt Weston

35. Tom Huggett (Astral People) – 18 (1 songs with Cosmo’s Midnight)

Tom Huggett

36. Matty Woo (Macro Music) – 16 (1 song with Dune Rats)

Matty Woo

37. Rachel Whitford (27 Music) – 14 (1 song with Teenage Joans)

Rachel Whitford

38. Heath Bradby & Tank (Fidelity Corp) – 9 (1 song with Thelma Plum)

Heath Bradby

39. Daniel Radburn (Rad Music) – 7 (2 song with Hockey Dad)

Hockey Dad manager Daniel Radburn

40. Nick Yates (UNIFIED Music Group) – 6 (1 song with Illy)