LA-based independent publisher Big Deal Music has expanded its global reach after signing a sub-publishing agreement with Australasia company, Mushroom Music Publishing.
The deal caps Big Deal’s long-standing relationship with the company, its founder Michael Gudinski and Managing Director Ian James.
Big Deal Founder Kenny MacPherson’s association with Mushroom Music dates back to his days as President of Chrysalis Music Publishing, where he first sub-published their catalogue.
He founded Big Deal Music Publishing five years ago with colleagues Jamie Cerreta and David Ayers.
“Michael, Ian and the entire Mushroom team are more than business partners to us. They are family.”
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Discussing the new agreement, MacPherson said: “Michael, Ian and the entire Mushroom team are more than business partners to us. They are family.”
“There has always been good business involved with a strong friendship and mutual respect between all of us.”
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James added: “There has always been good business involved with a strong friendship and mutual respect between all of us.
“When our sub-publishing rights became available in North America, Michael and I thought this was the right place for our writers.”
Established in 1972, Mushroom has focused on writers from Australia and New Zealand.
Its roster includes writer/performers Nick Murphy aka. Chet Faker (pictured), Vance Joy, D.D. Dumbo, Violent Soho, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Temper Trap, Birds of Tokyo and The Rubens.
The historic catalog extends from tracks released in the late ‘60s, including “Eagle Rock” (Daddy Cool) and “The Loved One” (The Loved Ones), through to today with newcomers like Mansionair, Julia Jacklin and Slum Sociable.
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