Xavier Rudd hits reset with new label, management & agency
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd has gone through a complete restructure of his business affairs ahead of new music later in the year.
The changes include a new record deal, management deal and booking agency.
“It has been a time to stop and reset in the world and we have all been tested,” Rudd said.
“For me to have this time to form new alliances with people who are passionate and ready to help me spread a new vibration around the world through my music has been a blessing.”
The record deal is with the newly rebranded Virgin Music Australia.
“We’re so excited to partner with Xavier for his forthcoming music,” Tim Janes said, managing director of Virgin Music Australia.
“A uniquely global artist we feel the new Virgin global footprint is the perfect home to an independent act such as Xavier who has always released on his own Salt X Label and has a truly international fanbase.
“Teams from Canada to the Netherlands to Australia, we’re all set to go.
“Xavier has a long and successful history with Universal Australia and we’re pleased to be carrying on that partnership with Virgin.”
Rudd’s new home at Michael Parisi’s Right Hand Management sees him on the same roster as Vera Blue, Polish Club, Johnny Hunter and Hauskey.
“I’ve always watched his career from afar and have admired the way in which he has worked so hard in creating a real international footprint for himself,” Parisi said.
“There aren’t many Australian artists who can tour consistently and sell out in over 20 international markets every time they go on the road.
“Equally exciting is the new music Xavier is about to release and I know that it’s going to make a huge impact both here in Australia and around the world.”
Rudd’s ANZ live bookings are now with Select Music, repped by Stephen Wade.
“The opportunity to represent and work with Xavier, Michael and their team on the next phase of his musical journey is something we cannot wait to begin, and it’s a great privilege to welcome him into our family of artists,” Wade said.