Publisher News: June

Tuesday, 09 Jun 2015

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MUSHROOM

Mushroom Music Publishing welcomed Sydney indie-electronic trio Mansionair, following a globetrotting year at SXSW, along with headline gigs at the Mercury Lounge in New York and Baby's All Right in Brooklyn. Locally, they played St. Jerome's Laneway Festival plus their own sold-out headline debut tour and recently supported alt-J in arena-sized venues.

More great news for Vance Joy, with his song ‘Georgia’ from his debut album Dream Your Life Away going Platinum. He is currently on a US tour with Taylor Swift, and together they will tour down under this November and December.

In other local news the talented Perth indie-blues songstress Grace Woodroofe is now known as R.W. Grace.Mansionair & Grace Woodroofe

 Mansionair & Grace Woodroofe

Marlon WilliamsNATIVE TONGUE

Award-winning Kiwi singer-songwriter, Marlon Williams has released his self-titled debut album to hit number 10 on the New Zealand Album Chart and number 31 on the ARIA Album Chart. Marlon embarks on a tour of Australia and NZ this month with his band The Yarra Benders.

Oh Mercy are set to return with their much anticipated fourth studio album, ‘When We Talk About Love.’ This is Oh Mercy’s most personal album to date, due out 19 June via EMI.

Sync darling and smokey blues vocalist Gin Wigmore announced her third studio album ‘Blood to Bone’ to be released on 26 June via Universal. The first taste of the forthcoming release is 'New Rush,’ cowritten with Charlie Andrew (Alt J & Laurel Collective) and recorded in Los Angeles where Gin is now based. 'New Rush' charges like a bull out of the gate, with its thunderous beats and Wigmore’s distinctive vocals.

On the sync front there have been uses this month for Charles William (Pitch Perfect 2), New Empire (Australian Defence Force), Frankie Goes To Hollywood (Reno Rumble), X Ambassadors (Hyundai A-League Football) & Aurora (Victorian Racing Club).

Marlon Williams

Ed WellsSOURCE MUSIC

Ed Wells is a 21 year old singer-songwriter with a dark, powerful voice and highly accomplished piano skills. His level of songwriting maturity belies his young his age, catapulting him to success in both Australia and London at the same time. He returned to our shores this year to release his brand new single ‘Sparrow and Seed’. Influenced by greats Jeff Buckley, Ben Howard, Vance Joy and Matt Corby, Ed describes his style as an eclectic mix of alternative folk/soul/pop and the AU Review agrees he has “a voice that would melt butter.”

Ed Wells

UNIVERSAL

UMP Australia announced the signing of rising Sydney band I Know Leopard and 17 year old Sydney artist/producer JOYto two global publishing deals. I Know Leopard’s debut EP Illumina, marked the band’s arrival as the first two singles ‘She’ and ‘Hold this Tight’ achieved both international attention and Australian alternative radio play.

JOY. also made aninstant impact with her debut single ‘Captured’ with an impressive attention from top blogs and radio stations across the world.

In making the announcement Johns said, “JOY. is a special talent. She is a gifted performer, an honest lyricist and a truly impressive producer. We are excited not only for her artist project but also the value she can add to other projects as a collaborator and producer.”

These artists join a Universal roster that includes 360, Passenger, M-Phazes, Gang of Youths, Guy Sebastian, Little Sea, Jessica Mauboy, Wolfmother, Bag Raiders and many more.I Know Leopard & JOY.

I Know Leopard & JOY.

WIRRIPANG

Independent classical and jazz publisher Wirripang has just launched three new CDs.  Andrew Schultz' new CD 'Deep, Blue and Dirty’ included the Southern Cross Soloists and other high profile musicians. Ann Carr-Boyd’s CD 'Flying West' included retrospective works written by her as well as a newly commissioned work, including collaboration with Sydney harpsichordist Diana Western.  'Labyrinths of Lowness' was was recorded by the Monash University Flute Ensemble, with works commissioned especially for the project. It showcases low flutes at their best under the masterful direction of flautist Peter Sheridan and recorded by Houston Dunleavy.


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