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News August 29, 2023

In Case You Missed It: Delta Goodrem Has Officially Split With Sony Music

Senior Journalist, B2B
In Case You Missed It: Delta Goodrem Has Officially Split With Sony Music

The announcement earlier this month of Delta Goodrem’s new label and “new era” contained a significant detail which seemingly fell through the cracks: Delta is no longer with Sony Music.

On Aug. 4, the pop phenomenon unveiled “Back To Your Heart,” the first release on her new venture ATLED Records (that’s Delta spelled backwards).

Written and produced by Goodrem, Matthew Copley and John Shanks, it’s the “first song that I wanted to share off this exciting new era of music together,” she explained in a statement, issued with its release on Aug. 4.

She continued the conversation on her social channels.

“We currently have more projects in the works than ever before, surpassing our wildest dreams, which has challenged me to think outside the box and evaluate how I want to continue to share music with you all,” she explained.

“I would consider myself to be someone who has always run their own race and in these moments it is extremely exciting to be able to set up your own music world! Having ownership of my music in an industry that is constantly evolving is an incredible feeling and fuels my artistry and business ventures.”

Though Sony Music, her career-long label home, isn’t specifically mentioned by name, Delta gives a shout out to the comrades who nurtured her career.

“I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude towards the incredible community that has supported me for over two decades,” she adds. “But times have changed and so have I. It’s a new era, new world, with endless possibilities – so I created a new home for my music.”

The split with Sony Music is an amicable one, say sources in Delta’s camp, and it ends one of the most successful partnerships in the history of Australia’s recorded music industry.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Delta’s blockbuster breakthrough debut LP Innocent Eyes.

After dropping March 2003, Innocent Eyes logged an unprecedented 29 weeks at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, making it the highest-selling debut album in Australian history.

It’s 23-times platinum certified, a seven-times ARIA Award winner, including wins for highest selling album at the ARIAs for two successive years.

It’s right up there with John Farnham’s Whispering Jack (also Sony Music) among the best-selling homegrown albums in Australia.

The former Neighbours star also became the first artist to have five No. 1 singles from a debut album on the nation chart.

Delta’s sixth and most recent studio album, Bridge Over Troubled Dreams, arrived in May 2021, a project that was accompanied with a book of the same name.

Bridge Over Troubled Dreams debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums chart, for Delta’s fifth leader, drawing level with Kasey Chambers for the most leaders by an Australian female solo artist.

Only Kylie Minogue has more, with seven.

Along the way, she has collected nine No. 1 singles, 12 ARIAs, a Silver Logie Award and three World Music Awards. 

Delta is currently touring  Europe and the U.K., where “Back To Your Heart” was recently selected by BBC Radio 2 as “record of the week.”

Australian tour dates celebrating the 20th anniversary of Innocent Eyes will kick off Sept. 23 at Sydney’s Coliseum Theatre.


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