Melanie Dyer leaves Universal & signs with ABC Music
Dyer appeared on The Voice in 2012, however none of the judges – Joel Madden, Delta Goodrem, Seal or Keith Urban – turned their chairs and selected her for their teams.
At the time, Madden said he would regret the decision and added “mark my words, you are going to make it”.
In 2013, Dyer then signed to UMA.
For her new single, however, she’s made the move to ABC Music.
She said she’d always felt drawn to the ABC Music team.
“I’m really excited and honoured to be joining ABC Music. Over the years I have naturally gravitated towards the ABC team at gigs, award shows and industry events. I’ve always felt heard and supported, especially being led by such strong, nurturing women in Natalie Waller and Jenny Peachey,” she said.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that ABC is a perfect fit for me and I can’t wait to work with the rest of the team and release all the new songs I’ve been working on.”
Peachey, meanwhile, was equally excited to have Dyer on the roster.
“We look forward to building on her accolades and achievements to date with the new music,” she added.
Dyer wrote the new song with Forest Glen Whitehead and Dan Fernandez. It was produced by Pete Holz.
Dyer said the song had a message abut taking every chance to wander, fall in love and enjoy the ride, because “we all know how quickly it can be taken away”.
“I wrote ‘Run Out Of Road’ during my last trip to the USA in Feb 2020 just weeks before COVID hit Australia and they stopped all International flights. I’ve been so lucky to travel from Gold Coast to California, New Zealand to Memphis and everywhere in between for music. When the world came to a halt in 2020, this song took on a whole new meaning. This song is a reminder that life is fleeting and moments are precious.”