Publisher News: September

Monday, 31 Aug 2015


Alberts writer Josh Pyke has had his fifth studio album But For All These Shrinking Hearts debut at number 1 on the ARIA Australian Artists Albums Chart and number 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The album features singles ‘Hollering Hearts’ and ‘Be Your Boy’. 

Celebrated Australian composer Ross Edwards was presented the Award Of Excellence By An Individual for his contribution to chamber music at the 2015 Art Music Awards. Ross has composed prolifically in most musical genres and his music is performed worldwide by various orchestras and leading performers in the classical world.

In licensing, 'Tenterfield Saddler' features in a TV promo for 'Peter Allen: Not The Boy From Next Door', ‘TV’ by Eves The Behavior features in a campaign for Marcs and ‘Who Are You’ by Megan Washington features in a promo on SBS for the series 'Who Do You Think You Are?'


After Hillsong’s previous release 'No Other Name' peaked at number 13 on the Billboard charts, the date has been set for the new album Open Heaven / River Wild to be released worldwide on Friday 16 October 2015. 

Hillsong United’s latest album Empires reached number 5 on the Billboard Top 200. 

Following on from their single ‘This Is Living’, featuring Grammy award winner Lecrae, Hillsong Young & Free are back in the studio writing for their live album to be recorded in late 2015.

Recent licences include ‘Oceans (Where Feet May Fall)' for the Paramount film Captive starring Kate Mara and David Oyelowo.


Native Tongue is excited to announce the recent signing of The Drones. The DronesThe worldwide deal secures rights for future works, including their forthcoming seventh album.

The Phoenix Foundation’s sixth album Give Up Your Dreams entered the New Zealand Album Chart at number 2. The band will embark on an eight-date New Zealand tour next month before touring Australia in October.

The five finalists in line for the 2015 APRA Silver Scroll Award include Native Tongue writers Marlon Williams and Tim Moore, Mel Parsons and Anthonie Tonnon.

In composer news, Dale Cornelius has finalised the recording of the score for The Blinky Bill Movie. It's in cinemas from September 17. Thomas Rouch recently completed the score for the upcoming feature documentary The Will To Fly, which is due for release in 2016.

On the sync front, there have been placements for Gin Wigmore (Alfa Romeo), Ali Barter (Sportsgirl), Galantis (The Block) and BØRNS (House Husbands).


Mushroom Music Publishing (MMP) is very excited to announce that Sydney-based folk electronica artist Gordi Gordi(also known as Sophie Payten) has been welcomed into the family.

“When I told someone recently that I was signing to Mushroom Publishing, they told me it was the best decision I would make in my career. After meeting the whole team and getting to know Linda and Erol, I have every confidence that Mushroom is the place for me. I know how much they value the creativity and individuality of their artists and I couldn’t be more excited to have their support moving forward.”  - Gordi

In international news, Global Talent Publishing that represents sartists such as Lawson has signed on to be represented by MMP in ANZ territories. 


SHOUT! Music Publishing is happy to announce the signing of Selahphonic.


Originating from Brisbane, the boys are tearing it up everywhere they play and recently released their self-titled EP. 

Earlier this month, SHOUT! signed an admin deal with C3 Music Publishing. C3’s songs have been influential globally since the nineties and they continue to stretch boundaries.

SHOUT! has also welcomed the songs and writers of WC Publishing into the family.

Syncs landed this month include ‘No Other Name’ with Red Bull and

Microsoft, and ‘Five’ with Canon and Adobe.


Wirripang Publishing recently attended the Australian Piano Pedagogy Conference in Melbourne where eight of our composers, editors and writers gave presentations. This was a most successful and more importantly, enjoyable event.  

The CD ‘Movement’ has just been released and is beginning to enjoy broadcasts. The CD features works by our founding composer, Horace Keats that are performed by Linden String Quartet (Marina Marsden, Emily Long, Justine Marsden and Elizabeth Neville) as well as Janet Webb, Louise Page and Phillippa Candy.

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