November Publisher News

Friday, 13 Nov 2015

HillsongHILLSONG Music Publishing

In the same week that Hillsong Worship celebrated the release of the new LP Open Heaven/River Wild at the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards, Hillsong Worship was awarded the ‘2015 Worship Album of the Year’ along with ‘Best Long Form Video,’ for the 2014 release No Other Name.

SHOUT! Music Publishing

On 13 October 2015, the 46th annual GMA Dove Awards were held in Nashville, Tennessee. SHOUT! Music Publishing partners, Centricity Music, received ‘Songwriter of the Year’ and ‘Producer of the year’ for Seth Mosley. SHOUT! Music Publishing has signed a global administration deal with Dayspring Church this month. To top off the month, we secured syncs in the US for Puma and Microsoft.


Music Sales Australia is excited to announce the launch of its brand new company for local songwriters, Embassy Music Publishing, sister company of Embassy Music Corporation and home to Emmy-Award winner Dustin O’Halloran, Edward Cobb, Steve Kilbey (The Church), Richard “Dick” Rudolph and songs such as Tainted Love, The Tide Is High and Under the Milky Way.  New local signings will be in great company in this exciting new chapter.

This month, Music Sales Australia posthumously released the new Michael Hutchence single Friction to kick start its new Digital Distribution service, provided to songwriters signed to Embassy Music Publishing, Happy as Larry Music Publishing or G. Schirmer Australia who are looking to independently release their masters. This includes a full round media servicing to press and radio, digital distribution to online music stores, label servicing, media and news coverage and social media assistance. 


Following on from the release of their worldwide Number One album ROCK OR BUST, AC/DC will be playing Australian stadium shows in what is set to be the concert event of the decade. The first of nine shows started 4 November in Sydney – catch AC/DC in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth or Melbourne.

ARIA winning singer-songwriter Russell Morris has signed a global deal with Alberts, covering all of his original compositions. This includes his Platinum selling #6 charting LP ‘SHARKMOUTH’ in 2012 and the follow-up record ‘VAN DIEMEN’S LAND’ in 2013, the second of his blues and roots trilogy which hit #4 on the ARIA chart. November also sees the release of ‘RED DIRT – RED HEART’ to round-out Russell’s blues and roots trilogy which tells stories of Australian folk characters from national history.

In licensing, ‘TAKE A LONG LINE’ by The Angels features in a new campaign for Toyota Hilux, ‘SHE’S SO FINE’ by The Easybeats features in a campaign for Surf Dive ‘n’ Ski, ‘HOLIDAY’ by Hannah Karydas features in a campaign for Brisbane Marketing, ‘BURN AWAY’ by Patrick James and ‘HOLLERING HEARTS’ by Josh Pyke featured in series 4 of House Husbands.


Kingswood have been announced as the opening support for AC/DC’s “Rock or Bust” Australian tour. 

Nominations for the 2015 ARIA Awards were announced last month. Native Tongue congratulates Courtney Barnett, Oh Mercy, Marlon Williams, The Waifs and Born Lion on their nominations. Native Tongue would also like to congratulate Courtney Barnett on her award for Best Cover Art.  She also took home three of the prestigious awards at the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards. She was awarded Best Independent Album for Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, Best Independent EP/Single for Depreston and Best Independent Artist for the second year running.

Marlon Williams, Trinity Roots, Sola Rosa, Shapeshifter and Gin Wigmore have received nominations for the 50th annual NZ Music Awards.

Marlon Williams has landed his first ever acting role. He plays a musician named Dylan in ABC TV series The Beautiful Lie.

Neon Indian has released his third album VEGA INTL. Night School. He returns to Australia in December for a run of shows including Meredith Music Festival.

On the sync front, there have been placements for Brute Tiger (VW Passat), Freelance Whales (WA Water Corp), Galantis (Nine Life Promo), Kingswood (Bloodline) and Bonjah (Suits).


You Am I have released ‘Porridge & Hotsauce’ their tenth studio album including first single ‘Good Advices’ and will be on tour the rest of the year. Early reviews have been excellent with Ross Clelland describing it as “the most You Am I-sounding album of their last few.”

We wish the best of luck to our 2015 APRA AGSC Screen Music Awards nominees: Annie Hamilton, Hannah Field and Elizabeth Drummond (aka Little May) for ‘Best Original Song Composed For The Screen,’ Sean Peter for ‘Best Music For Children’s TV,’ Keith Van Geyzel and Tim Count for ‘Best Music For A Documentary’ and Chris Harriott for ‘Most Performed Australian Composer - Overseas.’


Sydney songstress Elizabeth Rose has teamed up with Melbourne super-producer M-Phazes on her new sleek and sophisticated single 'Shoulda Coulda Woulda’. The slinky pop/RnB jam was conceived and written last year at the UMP sponsored Bali Songwriting Invitational and is lifted from Elizabeth Rose's hotly anticipated debut album Intra, out March 4 2016.

In other news: KLP reveals new video for her single ‘Recover’ featuring Remi. Jackie Onassis release new track 'Stay In’ featuring Spit Syndicate and Buzzing Sydney producer Wave Racer unveils a sound that is equal parts 80’s video game blips and manga soundtrack with his new EP Flash Drive.

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