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News February 13, 2018

Sony Music inks strategic partnership with Cooking Vinyl Australia

Sony Music inks strategic partnership with Cooking Vinyl Australia
Leigh Gruppetta and Stu Harvey

Cooking Vinyl Australia is casting its net farther and wider following a new partnership with Sony Music Entertainment Australia.

Cooking Vinyl Australia (CVA), which boasts acts like Kate Miller-Heidke, Basement, The Bronx, You Me At Six, and Modern Baseball on its roster, is now able to tap in to music distributor and label services company The Orchard; on a global basis.

Announced today, CVA will continue to operate as an autonomous and standalone company out of Melbourne but will now grow and develop the careers its artists and partner labels using the Sony-owned Orchard, which operates in more than 30 global markets.

With founding leaders Leigh Gruppetta and Stu Harvey at the helm, CVA now represents a number of renowned local and international labels in Australia and New Zealand; including, BMG Rights, Dine Alone, Fat Cat, New Damage, Razor & Tie, Resist, Epitaph/Anti, Greyscale, Run For Cover, and SideOneDummy.

The partnership equally benefits Sony Music, with the label stating the venture will expand its own roster.

Denis Handlin AO, Chairman & CEO, Australia & New Zealand and President, Asia, Sony Music Entertainment said:

“Cooking Vinyl Australia are an incredibly talented team and we are delighted to be starting 2018 with this dynamic partnership. This venture will further expand Sony Music’s diverse roster of local and international artists and releases and we are looking forward to an exciting future with Leigh, Stu and the team.”

Leigh Gruppetta, Co-Managing Director, Cooking Vinyl Australia, said:

“We are thrilled about what the future holds as we enter this next phase of the business. The opportunity to further grow and develop the careers of our artists and partner labels have just received a massive shot in the arm. The faith shown in us by Denis and his team is humbling. Stu and I look forward to a long and prosperous partnership.”

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.

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