Flowerkid announces global team, signs with Wonderlick and Warner Music
Flowerkid is ready to bloom.
The teenage Sydney singer (real name Flynn Sant) has sewn-up several industry partnership to help lift his career to the next level, including international major label contracts and a deal that connects him to Billie Eilish’s management for the United States and Canada.
Announced Monday (Sept. 14), flowerkid has signed-up for worldwide representation through Wonderlick Management, part of Stu MacQueen and Gregg Donovan’s Wonderlick Entertainment company.
As an extension of that arrangement, flowerkid’s push in North America will be guided by Billie Eilish’s manager Danny Rukasin, co-founder of Best Friends Music.
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The hotly tipped-artist’s music is “incredibly raw, honest and unique and he has a clear vision for how he wants his music to impact people and to help incite change,” comments Wonderlick co-director MacQueen.
“It’s very exciting and inspiring to be involved in this project, and now with the addition of the brilliant Danny Rukasin, we have finally completed the amazing international label and management team. We look forward to flowerkid sharing this compelling music with the world very soon.”
Earlier this year, Rukasin was named to Billboard’s 2020 “Impact List” for his behind-the-scenes work with teen phenom Eilish and her brother Finneas.
Rukasin has high hopes for his new ward. “When I first heard flowerkid’s music,” he enthuses, “a recommended listen from Jason Kramer at KCRW, I was immediately blown away by how special and gripping of a voice he has, and the stories he is telling from a songwriting perspective.
On the recording side, flowerkid has struck international deals with Warner Music. He’ll work with Warner Music Australia for Australia and NZ, and will be A&R’d by Marcus Thaine, who made the budding artist his first signing on joining the major music company last year.
Elsewhere, flowerkid will work with Atlantic in the U.S., and Parlophone for the U.K.
Rukasin continues, “I am proud to be able to help develop and present this incredible artist to the North American market and to be collaborating with such a world class management and label team to help showcase this artist and his art to the world.”
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Flowerkid is signed to Specific Music Publishing and he’s represented by Select Music for ANZ live bookings, with international agency partners to be announced in due course.
With “sparse, folky production,” reads a post from the state-funded broadcaster, Flowerkid’s September 2019 debut ‘Boy With The Windfields And The Wild Heart’ showcased the youngster’s “heart wrenching, intimate song writing and delicate vocals.”
There’s much more to come, starting with the new single “miss andry” is out this Friday, 18th September.
This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.