Adrian Murray, General Manager
Adrian provides interesting look at the history of the Mushroom groups of companies, and an explanation on what a music publisher does for their artists including protecting copyright, looking after royalties and licneses, and exploiting markets.
Mushroom Music is the largest independent music publisher in Australasia and has been in operation since 1972, as part of Michael Gudinskis Mushroom Group of Companies. Our songwriting repertoire is focused on Australian and NZ writers and currently includes Kylie Minogue, Neil Finn, multi platinum band Eskimo Joe, Faker and Gyroscope amongst others.
The historic catalogue extends from the late 60s classics such as Eagle Rock and The Loved One, and through the entire three decade history of the acts on Mushroom Records. We are very proud to focus on a new wave of composers such as Josh Pyke, The Panics, plus Australian Music Prize winners from 3 of the past 4 years in The Drones, Eddy Current Suppression Ring and The Mess Hall. Mushroom Music also represents many major international catalogues (such as the renowned Chrysalis and Kobalt catalogs) covering successful artists including co-writers for Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, The Hives, Leona Lewis, and we also do direct deals with the international artists for this territory (for instance Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack Johnson, The White Stripes).
Our strengths are in our catalog, and our user-friendly attitude to Licensing music to external parties film, tv, advertising, corporate, gaming etc. TV series such as Home and Away and Neighbours have trusted our music variety and service for over 20 years on an exclusive basis. We know how to make our music work for any project.