SGC Group to re-distribute Tony O’Connor’s catalogue to streaming platforms
Brisbane-based music company SGC Group has signed a licensing deal with Studio Horizon to re-release the catalogue of acclaimed Australian new age composer Tony O’Connor.
The deal will see SGC Group work alongside Studio Horizon, the independent label founded by O’Connor and his wife Jacqui, and MGM Distribution to relaunch a portion of O’Connor’s discography across digital streaming services.
The catalogue rollout begins today with Dreams and Discoveries, O’Connor’s platinum-selling 1994 release which makes its way to streaming services for the first time ever.
Coinciding with the catalogue relaunch, O’Connor’s website has also been refreshed to include a number of archival photos and essays penned about O’Connor’s vast discography and influence on new age music.
SGC Group CEO Stephen Green said that he was excited to continue O’Connor’s legacy and distribute his music across digital streaming services for future generations to discover.
“I am incredibly excited and humbled by the trust the O’Connor family has placed in us to enact our plan to tell Tony’s story,” Green said.
“My Grandfather used his albums Bushland Dreaming and Seashore Sunrise as a means of pain management during his palliative care in the early 1990s and the impact it had on me as a child and of our family more broadly has lived with me to this day.
“Millions across Australia have similar stories, whether it’s the music’s impact on their health, or simply a treasured souvenir of their Australian travels.”
O’Connor’s widow and Studio Horizon business partner Jacqui O’Connor also noted her elation at the prospect of the new age composer’s music being available on streaming services.
“I am so happy to have SGC looking after Tony’s legacy and bringing new audiences to his music,” O’Connor said.
“Our shared vision for Tony’s legacy and how his music can live on is aligned so very closely and I look forward to working with the team to bring his important music to new audiences. It feels like there’s never been a more important time for Australia to be reminded of the magical power of Tony’s music to help with relaxation and calm.”
Prior to his passing in 2010, O’Connor independently released more than 30 projects, with his music widely used in relaxation therapy, pain management and children’s therapy due to its meditative qualities.
To date, O’Connor has sold more than 3.5 million albums worldwide, and is recognised as one of the world’s most successful instrumental acts.
Last year, SGC Group announced the launch of country music website Countrytown, as well as the acquisition of youth-oriented music website Purple Sneakers.