Illy signs exclusive global publishing deal with BMG
Illy, aka Al Murray, has been flying high off his 2016 album Two Degrees, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA chart and garnered six nominations for last year’s ARIA awards.
“Al is a multi-platinum, festival headliner with ARIA and APRA Awards and nine-figure streaming stats under his belt. He is the most accomplished and versatile songwriter in the Australian hip-hop community, so it is no surprise that this was a hotly contested deal,” said BMG Australia managing director Heath Johns.
“For Al to choose BMG as his new global publishing partner is no small honour and we look forward to showing him how our global team will mobilise to help make his greatest record yet.”
Murray is similarly stoked with the new deal.
“I’m really excited about signing with BMG. Heath and the team made it very clear they wanted to work with me, and it’s awesome to have people in my corner so up for it. Now I can get back to being a musician and look forward to 2019!” he said.
The rapper joins a roster that includes the likes of Peking Duk, LDRU, SAFIA, Golden Features and more.