Milk & Honey expands into Australia, taps Daniel Nall to lead local operations
Pictured: Daniel Nall, Lucas Keller, Peter Coquillard
Music and sports management giant Milk & Honey has announced its expansion into Australia and New Zealand.
The globally recognised management venture has also opened divisions in the UK and Europe in the past 18 months and represents a vast roster of acts such as PJ Harding, Louis Schoorl and Ned Houston.
Based in Sydney, Milk & Honey Australia and New Zealand will be overseen by Daniel Nall, who recently relocated to Australia following a three-year stint as manager for Milk & Honey LA.
As well as working on a number of top 10 releases for Mark Ronson, Muse and Portugal The Man, Nall has helped manage the careers of PJ Harding, Rich Costey and SAFIA, and currently manages local songwriting heavyweight Louis Schoorl.
The launch of Milk & Honey’s Australian office serves as an extension of the firm’s relationship with the local industry, with its clients having previously worked on records for Ruel, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Illy, Justice Crew and Cosmo’s Midnight.
Lucas Keller, founder and president of Milk & Honey, highlighted the wealth of talent in Australia’s music industry and hinted at the firm’s plans to assert its influence in the region.
“I’ve been travelling to Sydney twice a year for some time, and have been a huge fan of Australian music and the local business for a number of years,” Keller said.
“It will be great to have a presence on the ground to integrate with our other offices as we make it a priority to represent more Australian / New Zealand talent in the coming years.”
Nall added to Keller’s observations, noting that the launch of Milk & Honey Australia and New Zealand would open a wealth of new opportunities for local songwriters and producers.
“I can honestly say that Milk & Honey is one of the most exciting music companies in the world. Having witnessed the growth first hand, I’m truly honoured to be setting up the office down here for the company,” Nall said.
“I’m excited to expand on Milk & Honey’s roster with a focus on Australian & New Zealand music talent – be it artists, writers, mixers or producers. Our global footprint means that launching local talent into the international market will be a core focus of what we aim to achieve.”
Milk & Honey’s head of international, Peter Coquillard, also commented on the agency’s previous triumphs within the local recorded music sector and stressed its commitment to a stronger presence within Australia and New Zealand.
“Throughout the years, we at Milk & Honey have had numerous personal and professional relationships in Australia and New Zealand, with our clients having success from afar including the 2015 Conrad Sewell ARIA song of the year, ‘Start Again,’ the 2019 ARIA song of the year ‘Choir’ with Guy Sebastian and additional hits like ‘Que Serra’ with Justice Crew and others with 5 Seconds of Summer,” Coquillard said.
“In wanting to establish a deeper commitment to Australia and the region, we are thrilled to be opening a proper office for all our music and media-related activities and couldn’t ask for a better executive to lead the effort than that of Daniel Nall.
“Daniel has been an important part of our team for a number of years now and brings his extensive knowledge and relationships to the table. We look forward to the next chapter of Milk & Honey.”