Absolute Label Services

James Cattermole and Kate Hendry take on new roles at Absolute Label Services

Hendry named Head of Label Operations, Cattermole Head of Label Services.

London, 12th April 2022 Kate Hendry and James Cattermole have been offered exciting new roles at Absolute Label Services.

Both make the step up from Senior Label Manager positions, with Hendry being named Head of Label Operations and Cattermole becoming Head of Label Services.

Hendry joined Absolute in 2010 and, during her time at the company, has led campaigns for Babymetal, Feeder, Sea Power and Zuzu, amongst others.

As Head of Label Operations, Hendry will help scale and drive the department, overseeing all aspects of campaign management, product management, physical platform management, product marketing and stock control.

Cattermole, meanwhile, has worked at Absolute for over 7 years and has led campaigns for Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn, edbl, Ay Em and Loud Luxury.

His new role is highly cross-functional, spanning both label management and digital areas of the business, involving interdepartmental coordination to ensure the best service offering to Absolute clients.

Both will report directly to Absolute Marketing Director, Mark Dowling, and Operations Director Debs Cutting.

Mark Dowling said: “Both Kate and JC have played important roles within the label management department over a number of years and are passionate about offering a first-class services to our artists and labels. They both completely understand our business and the label services sector. Following our acquisition by Utopia, these exciting, newly created roles will help continue our mission in leveraging our experience and capabilities to the benefit of our clients. They are both strategic roles that will strengthen the foundations of the department as we scale and strive to offer best in class services to our clients to amplify their careers.”

Hendry said: “Product management and client relations have always been my favourite parts of label management, so the opportunity to take a lead role in these elements seemed like a natural next step in my progression here at Absolute. I also have a real passion for the wellbeing and happiness of the label management team at large, so I’m really excited to get stuck into making their lives easier by streamlining the various processes that make up successful release campaigns. Above all else, customer service is something we take pride in as a company, and being tasked with the front-facing compliance of that side of things really excites me.”

Cattermole: “To say I’m thrilled about this opportunity would be a grand understatement. Since the infancy of my career, Absolute have always empowered me, and to be able to repay that trust by guiding and evolving our label services offering is something I will take on with great pride and care. It is an extremely exciting time at Absolute Label Services and Utopia Music right now, we are collectively laser-focused on ushering in the new breed of label services to the industry. Strap yourselves in for the ride!”

A Utopia Music company, Absolute is one of the most established label services companies in the world. It has a proven track record of powering successful campaigns and providing routes to market for a wide range of independent artists, managers and labels. The company’s diverse client base ranges from developing talent such as Jake Isaac, edbl and Au/Ra to household names including Deep Purple, Beverly Knight and McFly.

Absolute Label Services

Founded in 1998, Absolute is one of the world’s most established independent label services companies.