Right Hand Management is a division of Michael Parisi Management.
We are a full service management and consultancy company, representing artists on the Universal Music Group roster.
Our primary aim is to look after the best in Australian talent, and to connect people through the power of music.
Michael started his career as a music journalist with Inpress Magazine in 1988 before joining Warner Music Australia as a promotions manager in 1990.
In the early years of his tenure at Warners, he was fortunate enough to work with and help build the careers of such acts as The Red Hot Chili Peppers and REM.
In 1992 he joined IMAGO Records as General Manager (Australia) under the guidance and mentorship of John Woodruff, to assist in building the careers of The Baby Animals and Henry Rollins.
In 1994 he re-joined Warners as Head of Artist Development breaking the likes of Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, NIN, Primus and Marilyn Manson before moving in to A&R.
Between 1996 and 1999, he signed and guided the careers of Regurgitator, The Superjesus and The Whitlams.
Between 2000-2002, Michael set up SPUTNIK RECORDS, a joint venture with Mushroom Records. His first signing, MUSE (a then-unknown UK three piece), went on to be signed by Mushroom Records UK for the world.
His other signings in this period (28 Days, motorace and Machine Gun Fellatio) went on to have major chart and sales success before he was appointed as Managing Director of Festival Mushroom Records.
From 2002-2008, he was in charge of a roster that included the likes of Kylie Minogue (who re-signed to Mushroom), AC/DC and The Alberts Music catalogue, Disney Hollywood Records, Richard Bransons’s V2 Records, Garbage, Ash, MUSE and local success stories George, Eskimo Joe, Gyroscope and Gabriella Cilimi (whom he discovered and signed to Island Records UK).
In 2008, Michael started his own record label (Wunderkind- a joint venture with Michael Gudinski) and his own music management and consultancy company working with major recording artists like Dan Sultan, Stonefield, Way Of The Eagle, Owl Eyes, Anja Nissen, Vera Blue, Ms Murphy, MSquared Productions, Ellie Drennan and Nathan Hawes.
He also provides music consulting services to major companies such as soundhalo, Red Bull, Gucci, Cotton On and NAB.