Larissa Jane Ryan believes in the power of storytelling through music to enrich and progress society. She is a Wamba Wamba woman of the Gourrmyanjuk clan.
In 2021, she made The Music Network’s 30 Under 30 List for her work as an Artist Manager and co-founder of Hutch Collective. Larissa has guided the careers of breaking artists like Odette, Didirri and Kat Edwards.
Growing up in the country on the outskirts of Ballarat and later Bundaberg, she always dreamed of moving to the city to pursue a career in the creative industries. Larissa is proudly made by dyslexia and her experience being raised in out of home care gives her a realistic yet optimistic view of the world.
While studying a Bachelor of Design in Creative Direction, she discovered a music industry career was possible, watching and learning from her friends in the star-making busking music scene.
In 2021 she joined the Warner Music Australia team as an A&R Manager, based in Melbourne on Wurundjeri country. Her first signing is hip-hop artist YNG Martyr.
She is also a Director of live session editorial project baked, a member of the Association of Artist Managers, on the board of the ALMBC, the early working group for cultural change in the music industry and part of the team behind the Our Soundtrack Our Stories initiative.