Ralph has been involved in the careers of Australia’s most successful artists including
Tina Arena, Vanessa Amorosi, Richard Wilkins, Kate Ceberano, Mark Vincent, Dean Ray, Cosentino,
Paris Wells, Jon Stevens, Sally Cooper, Bonnie Anderson, Rick Price, Pseudo Echo and Deborah Conway.

ralph6Ralph has been involved in the careers of many of Australia’s most successful artists including Tina Arena, Vanessa Amorosi, Richard Wilkins, Kate Ceberano, Mark Vincent, Cosentino, Paris Wells, Jon Stevens, Sally Cooper, Dean Ray, Bonnie Anderson, Rick Price, Pseudo Echo and Deborah Conway to name a few!

Encompassing the same level of service that his entertainment clients have grown to expect, Ralph provides his sporting clients with endorsement and appearance sourcing, personal support and financial planning services. RCM SPORT is the fastest growing Sports Management Company in Australia and represents prestigious players such as Dustin Martin (Richmond Football Club) and Nick Haynes (Greater Western Sydney).

In 2009, Ralph orchestrated Vanessa Amorosi’s return to the Australian market, and after carefully picking songwriters and producers from all over the World, Ralph and Vanessa crafted a brilliant album. The first single “This is Who I am ‘ debuted at Number one on the Australian National Charts and stayed there for two weeks, a feat not seen in Australia for many years.

In an industry that is notoriously transient, Ralph has maintained professional success for over 25 years and received a range of accolades acknowledging the fundamental role he has played in shaping the Australian entertainment landscape.

In 1993, Ralph was presented with an award from Minister for Trade, Peter Cook, on behalf of Export Music Australia. This was given to him in recognition of his international business success and its effect on the Australian industry.

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Ralph was honoured to be made an Australia Day Ambassador in 2013 by premier, Ted Bailleu, for his contribution to the Australian entertainment industry.

Ralph’s artists have also benefitted from his success with numerous Aria awards and nominations including Best Australian Adult Contemporary Record [1994], Best Australian Single [1995], Song of the Year [1996], Best Australian Pop Release [1996], Highest Selling Australian Album [1998], Highest Selling Australian Single [2000], Best Independent Release [2000] and 11 number 1 Aria’s in Albums and Singles.

In mid 2008, three of Ralph Carr Management’s Clients held a position in the Australian national top ten album charts in the same week- a feat never before achieved by an Australian management company.

Standard Music (Ralph’s Music Publishing Company) has also been highly successful. Standard music has received awards from the national association of songwriters and Australian Performing Right Association (APRA). Standard Music has won numerous APRA awards including ‘Song of the Year’ for Tina Arena’s ‘Wasn’t it Good’ and ‘Most Performed Work’ for Vanessa Amorosi’s track ‘Shine’ as well as final nominations for ‘Desensitised’ and ‘Say you Do’ for the ‘most played’ award.

Standard Music has also had international success, particularly with US Country Music Star Jo Dee Messina’s recording of ‘Burn’. ‘Burn’ went to number 3 on the US Billboard Country Charts and won an ‘American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers’ Country Music Award for its success in the United States.

In 2011, Ralph took on Cosentino; a magician, escape artist and illusionist. Ralph took Cosentino’s career from local performance halls to the National and International stage. During the time Ralph worked together with Cosentino, he made 4 television specials with a combined audience of over 5 million. In Australia, he  engaged in two national sellout tours with Live Nation. Ralph also licensed the TV specials to networks overseas reaching a viewer audience of 100’s of millions in Asia, Europe, Central and South America. The international TV exposure created an international profile for Cosentino which led to live appearances overseas, including a feature performance to a global audience at the Singapore Grand Prix.

Ralph began managing Kate Ceberano in 2003. Kate worked closely with Ralph to re-engage with her Australian audience after living overseas for a number of years.

In her autobiography “I’m Talking”, Kate said “choosing Ralph proved to be one of the best decisions we ever made”.

Together Ralph and Kate have made 4 albums with Ralph again working closely with the songwriters and producers. They have done countless tours, live shows and events. Today Kate remains Australia’s most in-demand performer. In 2014 Kate was inducted into the Australian Songwriters Hall Of fame, the only woman to achieve their honour. Kate remains one of Australia’s music icons.

Kate is on the cusp of recording album number 5 with Ralph, and together they head in a new direction to capture a different section of the Australian market.

Richard Wilkins is the Head of Entertainment at the Nine Network in Australia and appears Nationally on the Channel 9 breakfast show Today. Having worked with Ralph for over 5 years, Ralph has organized a number of corporate deals, endorsements and ambassador deals which have increased Richard’s National profile. This feat has substantially increased his reach in the world of brand alignment, making Richard Australia’s #1 entertainment reporter.

In conclusion, to quote again from Kate Cebrano’s autobiography: “He has an incredible work ethic and would take a bullet for an artist he really believes in”. The work and story continues…

London Office

_MG (main)Ralph Carr Management also has a London office, separating it from any other management company in Australia. Ralph brought in Richard Beck to head up the international offices for his background & experience in creating vast media interest around record releases. Richard has worked with major names such as Shania Twain, Bruce Springsteen, Janet Jackson, INXS, Guns N’ Roses, REM, Oasis, Bon Jovi, Metallica, U2, Crowded House and Simply Red.

Richard put in place and executed the worldwide marketing and publicity campaign for Shania Twain’s album ‘Come On Over’ which broke all the rules of music promotion. The album went straight to the top of the charts all over the World, selling more than 40 million copies along the way, making it the 5th biggest selling album of all time and the biggest selling album ever by a female artist.

Richard was previously the General Manager (Entertainment & Music Divisions) at RCM in Australia working across all areas of the company, namely: RCM Artist Management, Standard Records, Standard Music Publishing and the newly created indie label, Illicit records. He also worked extensively on the first series of ‘X Factor’ in Australia. Richard returned to the UK in 2006 to concentrate again on artist management and to set up a successful live music concerts business.

Adrian Marchesani

Prior to Joining The Ralph Carr group Adrian started up a dance label ,Sirius Music, licensing Australian dance music to Europe. Bands including the trailblazing Quench were brought to life during this period. Adrian started with the Ralph Carr Group in the late nineties and has been involved with all aspects of the various businesses since then. When he began he worked primarily in the Publishing division, Standard Music Publishing. Adrian was elected to the board of Australian Music Publishers Association, Australia’s peak music publishing body. He recently left this post after being re elected twice.

Adrian has been working closely with Ralph in all facets of the RCM creative village which includes Artist Management , Music Publishing, Recording , Licensing, Marketing, Synchronisation, Sponsorships, Brand Alliance and Business Affairs. “The business side is sometimes overlooked but it is the engine room of the creative.” Adrian also works in the Sports Management arm and is an accredited AFL player agent. Adrian has also spent time during his work at Ralph Carr Management to work at Victoria University as coordinator of the Music Business program, completing a Masters of Comparative Commercial Law.