Cathy Bauer has dedicated her career to the independent music community. Ms. Bauer worked her way up the ranks at Lookout Records from the era of Mr. T Experience and The Hi-Fives to Ted Leo and Pretty Girls Make Graves. She later served clients, worked with the engineering scrum, and marketed content at IODA. As a teenager she booked all-ages DIY punk shows, and throughout recent years occasionally consulted with bands and labels looking for guidance. Currently responsible for sales and marketing of releases by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley and Antibalas which entails connecting all the dots between distributors, customers, management, PR firms, radio partners, and more. Under the watch of 2 musician/owners, she is and integral part of the management team at Daptone Records, looking at everything from the bottom line to the big picture.