Bucks inks sub publishing agreement with Mushroom03 December 2018 - Press release
Deal becomes active from January 1 2019
Companies will represent each other in their home territories of the UK and Australia
Bucks Music Group has agreed a reciprocal sub publishing deal with Mushroom Music Publishing.
The deal will commence on January 1 2019 and will see the two companies represent each other’s catalogues in their respective home territories of the UK and Australia/New Zealand.
Since its creation in 1972, Mushroom Music has become the most successful independent music publisher in Australasia.
Its historic catalogue extends from late ‘60s classics by Billy Thorpe and The Loved Ones through to Daddy Cool, and important acts in later decades including The Triffids, Skyhooks, Hunters & Collectors, Split Enz, Boys Next Door, Models, Sunnyboys, Yothu Yindi, Archie Roach, The Chills, Dance Exponents, The Vines and The Bats.
It has also signed newer talent including Nick Murphy, D.D Dumbo, Nat Dunn, Dan Sultan, Violent Soho, Julia Jacklin, Vance Joy, King Gizzard & the Wizard Lizard, Jack River, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Gordi, Rolling Blackouts C.F., Hatchie, Jess Kent, and DMA’S.
Bucks Music Group is one of the UK’s leading and longest running international, independent music publishers. It has a rich musical heritage, having been responsible for launching and developing the careers of music legends including David Bowie, T-Rex, The Move, Black Sabbath and Procol Harum. Its active A&R department continues to discover and develop new songwriting talent.
Bucks’ catalogue includes works written by David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Procul Harum, DJ Fresh, Run The Jewels, Brian Eno, James Blunt, Professor Green, Rudimental, Beyonce, Joe Strummer, CAN, Pete Doherty, Roni Size & Reprazent, Andreya Triana, David Arnold, Honeyblood, One Bit, The Heavytrackerz , Dusky Grey, Sick Joy, Life, Brooke Bentham and more. Label publishing partners include: Floor Sixx, Heavenly, Nude, Fulltime Hobby, Brownswood, Rekids, Arts & Crafts, VIVa and No Hats No Hoods.
Sarah Liversedge Platz’ ever-growing BDi Music catalogue - which includes co-writes by A-list writers, Amy Wadge [Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Tom Grennan, Boyzone] and Jake Gosling [Ed Sheeran, James Bay, Major Lazer] - will also come under this new territory deal.
Bucks Music Group, Director Creative A&R, Sarah Liversedge Platz said: “We are so delighted to be forging ahead creatively with Michael Gudinski’s Mushroom family – there are so many creative opportunities and collaborations to explore and connect together between our songwriting rosters.”
Bucks Music Group MD Simon Platz said: “By having Bucks and Mushroom work together in this way, we feel we can create a powerful independent force. There are a number of parallels in the structure, philosophy and approach of both companies that means we will be able to work together very effectively. Like our own, the Mushroom catalogue is incredibly deep and rich, and we are both family run businesses that remain incredibly active in terms of searching for, signing and developing young, exciting talent.”
Mushroom Music MD Ian James said: “Bucks are a real music company that not only has a rich history but a presence in the United Kingdom that I'm sure will be of great benefit to our writers. It will be our pleasure to represent their music in Australia and New Zealand and through the pan-Asian licensing system in SE Asia. I'm sure it will be fun to work with Simon and Sarah too!”