Milk & Honey expands into Australasia with Sydney office led by Daniel Nall

L-R: Daniel Nall, Lucas Keller, Peter Coquillard

Milk & Honey was already one of the music business’s fastest-growing talent management companies before 2020’s lockdowns hit. The firm has since doggedly refused to let the pandemic slow down its global ambitions.

In April last year, the Los Angeles-headquartered firm – led by founder and President, Lucas Keller – took the wraps off its first ever UK office, located next door to Universal Music Group and Google in London’s Kings Cross.

Three months later, Milk & Honey opened its first Continental Europe office, located in Amsterdam. And at the top of 2021, the company made a bold expansion into the world of sports talent management – and now reps 15 athletes in American football league, the NFL.

Today (September 9), Milk & Honey is unveiling its next international power move: The firm has opened an Australasia arm to its business, located in Sydney and covering talent in both Australia and New Zealand.

The new office will be led by Daniel Nall, who recently relocated back to Australia after spending three years as a manager at Milk & Honey’s Los Angeles HQ.

Milk & Honey claims that its expansion into Oz – complementing its existing offices in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Dallas, London and Amsterdam – make it the largest global writer/producer management firm in the southern hemisphere.

Daniel Nall has worked with a range of artists, writers and producers across his career, which has seen him spend nearly 10 years at labels such as Sony, Warner, Universal, and Ministry of Sound, as well as the BBC.

“It will be great to have a presence on the ground to integrate with our other offices as we make it a priority to represent more Australian / New Zealand talent in the coming years.”

Lucas Keller, Milk & Honey

As an artist manager, Nall discovered and developed the 4x APRA-nominated PJ Harding (and his multiple platinum singles as a writer/producer/artist). Nall has also guided the career of multi-Grammy winner Rich Costey across various No.1 albums, and discovered and developed SAFIA to a No.1 ARIA Album, amongst others.

Announcing the new office, Lucas Keller commented: “I’ve been traveling to Sydney twice a year for some time, and have been a huge fan of Australian music and the local business for a number of years.

“It will be great to have a presence on the ground to integrate with our other offices as we make it a priority to represent more Australian / New Zealand talent in the coming years.”

“I’m excited to expand on Milk & Honey’s roster with a focus on Australian & New Zealand music talent – be it artists, writers, mixers or producers.”

Daniel Nall

Daniel Nall added: “I can honestly say that Milk & Honey is one of the most exciting music companies in the world. Having witnessed the growth first hand, I’m truly honored to be setting up the office down here for the company.

“I’m excited to expand on Milk & Honey’s roster with a focus on Australian & New Zealand music talent – be it artists, writers, mixers or producers. Our global footprint means that launching local talent into the international market will be a core focus of what we aim to achieve.”

Peter Coquillard, Milk & Honey’s Head Of International, commented: “Throughout the years, we at Milk and Honey have had numerous personal and professional relationships in Australia and New Zealand, with our clients having success from afar including the 2015 Conrad Sewell ARIA song of the year, Start Again, the 2019 ARIA song of the year Choir with Guy Sebastian and additional hits like Que Serra with Justice Crew and others with 5 Seconds of Summer.

“In wanting to establish a deeper commitment to Australia and the region, we are thrilled to be opening a proper office for all our music and media related activities and couldn’t ask for a better executive to lead the effort than that of Daniel Nall.

“Daniel has been an important part of our team for a number of years now and brings his extensive knowledge and relationships to the table. We look forward to the next chapter of Milk & Honey!”

“In wanting to establish a deeper commitment to Australia and the region, we are thrilled to be opening a proper office for all our music and media related activities and couldn’t ask for a better executive to lead the effort than that of Daniel Nall.”

Peter Coquillard, Milk & Honey

Milk & Honey’s current roster of clients includes Australian writer/producers such as PJ Harding, Louis Schoorl, and Ned Houston – as well as ex-Australian residents such as Stuart Crichton, Tushar Apte, and Whakaio Taahi, plus artist clients like Hook N Sling, Tommy Trash, and Feenixpawl.

Milk & Honey’s Head of International, Peter Coquillard, has a history of supporting Australian talent via the Bali Invitational – a successful Australasian songwriting camp that has been attended by the likes of Guy Sebastian, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Noah Cyrus, Delta Goodrum, and Illy, and has resulted in hits like Noah Cyrus 2× Platinum RIAA single July (co-written by PJ Harding).

Across its global business, Milk & Honey manages songwriters/producers that have created/co-created recent worldwide hits such as Ed Sheeran’s Afterglow, BTS’ Butter, Dua Lipa’s Levitating, James Arthur’s Say You Won’t Let Go, Justin Bieber/Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee’s Despacito, Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again, Demi Lovato’s Sorry Not Sorry, Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years and many more.

Milk & Honey clients have also had hits with Drake, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Khalid, Calvin Harris, Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes, DJ Khaled, Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, Carrie Underwood, amongst others.Music Business Worldwide