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News October 28, 2020

Cut Copy sign global publishing deal with BMG

Senior Journalist, B2B
Cut Copy sign global publishing deal with BMG

Cut Copy have cut a global music publishing deal with BMG.

The exclusive new arrangement, announced Wednesday (28th October), follows the August release of Freeze, Melt, the electronic-pop outfit’s sixth studio album.

Led by frontman Dan Whitford, Cut Copy were a big part of the Australian wave that made a splash around the globe in the 2000s.

Hailing from Melbourne, and signed to the smoking hot Modular label, the indie outfit were regular tourists in North America after they cracked the U.S. market with 2008’s In Ghost Colours, their second album.

In Ghost Colours went to No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart and cracked The Billboard 200 chart, (reaching No. 167), and the group supported the LP with sets at Glastonbury Festival, San Francisco’s Download Festival and at Chicago’s Pitchfork fest.

Also, the single ‘Lights & Music’ went on to be featured in the FIFA 09 soundtrack.

Stream Cut Copy’s ‘Cold Water (Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Remix):

Cut Copy’s follow-up, Zonoscope, went to No. 3 on the ARIA chart and earned a Grammy Award nomination in 2011 for Best Dance/Electronica Album. The LP bagged ARIA Awards in the same year for Best Dance Release and Best Cover Art.

“Cut Copy is a seminal Australian band who have impacted the international music landscape in a profound way,” comments Heath Johns, BMG Australia Managing Director.

“We are incredibly pleased that Cut Copy has chosen BMG as their new global publishing partner and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be helping the band launch their new music while also creating innovative ways to further enhance global awareness of their iconic back catalogue”.

Stream Cut Copy’s ‘Love Is All We Share’:

At BMG, Cut Copy join a publishing roster that includes Alison Wonderland, What So Not, AC/DC, Kwame, Peking Duk, Illy, Hockey Dad, KLP, Golden Features, Jet, Meg Mac and many more.

Freeze, Melt was written during an “especially cold Denmark winter,” and is the group’s “most electronic album we’ve made, but also the least ‘dance,’” Whitford said ahead of its release.

Its singles ‘Love Is All We Share’ and ‘Cold Water’ were warmly received by Rolling Stone, NME, Double J and others.

“We’re very excited to be working with BMG as our new publisher,” enthuse Cut Copy in a joint statement. “It’s great to see them show such support for the music we’ve been making. And we’re very much looking forward to having a motivated and proactive team working alongside us to open up new opportunities going forward”.

Pan-European tour dates are penciled in for March and April 2021, in a year that marks Cut Copy’s 20th anniversary as an active outfit.

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.


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