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News March 15, 2023

Coterie Signs With Concord Music Publishing

Coterie Signs With Concord Music Publishing

Trans-Tasman indie-rock outfit Coterie is the latest signing to Concord Music Publishing ANZ, the publisher formerly known as Native Tongue.

Under the terms of the new deal, announced Wednesday (March 15), Concord will represent the five-piece band’s catalogue and all future works on a global basis.

Based on Australia’s west coast and formed around the core of Māori brothers Tyler, Joshua, Brandford and Conrad Fisher, Coterie is an act on the rise.

The siblings grew up in Perth, attached to their folks’ R&B mixtapes and with the sound of Jimmy Hendrix in their lives.

The bros hit their straps in the past two years, during which time they’ve amassed more than 10 million streams, and upwards of two million YouTube views, including 1.6 million streams for 2022 single “Cool It Down.”

It’s on the stage where Coterie truly shines, and the band has spread the word with spots on Summersalt, NYE On The Hill, BE Social Fest and other events, in support of their self-titled debut album, which bowed at No. 4 on the Australian Artist Albums chart last December.

“Something very special happens when the Fisher siblings make music together,” comments Jaime Gough, managing director of Concord Music Publishing ANZ.

“There is a deep connection and understanding that flows through their songs. This is evident in their live performances, where the guys manage to extend this connection to their audience, leaving those lucky enough to attend with wide smiles and souls filled.”

The lads, he says, “are the epitome of a good time band with a positive message, and we couldn’t be happier to be part of their journey.”

Concert goers can get feel “lucky” experience in the months ahead.

Coterie are special guests on Lime Cordiale’s national tour, the Fantastical Country Club Experience, set to kick off later this week, and they’ll show their stuff at Bluesfest over the Easter long weekend.

“We’ve always frothed the work Native Tongue have pulled off, and when they joined forces with Concord globally it was a no brainer that this was the home for Coterie,” comments the band in a statement.

“We can’t wait to dig in with Jaime, Pennie and the team across the globe.”

Native Tongue, a family business established in 2003 by New Zealander Chris Gough, and run by siblings Jaime and Chelsea Gough since his semi-retirement in 2014, was acquired last year by Concord, the U.S.-based indie music giant.

With that purchase, Jaime Gough was appointed to lead the team as managing director of Concord Music Publishing ANZ; along with Chelsea Gough, SVP; David Nash, VP publishing and Matt Tanner, VP A&R.

Coterie last year signed a recording deal with Massive Records, a joint venture between Kiwi stadium rockers Six60 and Sony Music New Zealand.

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