Conference Speaker

Udaravi Widanapathirana

Programming at SXSW Sydney / Artist Manager at Semaphore


Udaravi Widanapathirana (they/them) is an Artist Manager at Semaphore and a Programmer at the inaugural SXSW Sydney.  

Semaphore is an international boutique artist management firm based in Manhattan NY, specialising in top of the underground, avant- garde artists with a focus on diversifying the music industry. The current roster includes Machine Girl (US), Desire Marea (SA), Romero (AU), Meth Math (MX) and alumni includes Zola Jesus, Orville Peck and Shamir. 

Udaravi has held various roles at su-ku-ya management, Dark Mofo and PIAS/Inertia Music. They were a finalist as an AAM Breakthrough Manager of the Year in 2022 and placed in The Music Network 30 Under 30 2021. Having pursued an Economics degree,  Udaravi is passionate about creating more pathways to artistic financial sustainability. 


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