News December 4, 2018

Mushroom & Bucks publishing deal includes hits from David Bowie, The Rolling Stones

Mushroom & Bucks publishing deal includes hits from David Bowie, The Rolling Stones

Australia/New Zealand’s and UK’s Bucks Music Group have entered a reciprocal sub-publishing deal, effective January 1.

The two companies will represent each other in their respective territories.

The two companies have had similar pathways, Bucks set up in 1969 and Mushroom in 1972.

Mushroom’s catalogue ranges from Billy Thorpe, The Loved Ones, Skyhooks, Triffids, Hunters & Collectors, Split Enz, Archie Roach and The Models to current signings 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’ catalogue includes works written by David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Procol 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.

Group creative A&R exec Sarah Liversedge Platz’ BDi Music catalogue co-writes by A-list writers; Amy Wadge [Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Tom Grennan, Boyzone] and Jake Gosling [Ed Sheeran, James Bay, Major Lazer] and will also come under this new territory deal.

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 added: “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 stated: “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!”

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