22 year old Sydney folktronica artist Gordi (aka Sophie Payten) today announced that she has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Mushroom Music Publishing, Australia’s iconic independent music publisher. The rising songstress joins the likes of Vance Joy, Chet Faker, The Jezabels and Mansionair on Mushroom’s local roster.
The signing follows the release of her latest single ‘Can We Work It Out’ [Independent/Hey Alfalfa] last month, as well as Mushroom Publishing’s Managing Director Ian James being voted the world’s leading music publisher at the 2015 International Music Industry Awards in Los Angeles this year.
Linda Bosidis, Mushroom Publishing’s Head of A&R said, “When Gordi plays live you witness a unique connection. Her natural humour, tenderness and ease with the audience is striking. Her songs express personal experience, they radiate a familiarity and form a swift knowing bond with the listener. We are thrilled to the core to be working with Gordi, bring it on!”
On the signing, Gordi says, "When I told someone recently that I was signing to Mushroom Publishing, they told me it was the best decision I would make in my career. After meeting the whole team and getting to know Linda and Erol, I have every confidence that Mushroom Publishing is the place for me. I know how much they value the creativity and individuality of their artists and I couldn’t be more excited to have their support"Gordi's publishing will be represented outside Australia/New Zealand through Mushroom Publishing’s international affiliates, includingBMG Chrysalis.