General Manager

Daptone Records

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.