Independent music powerhouse Concord Music has acquired music publishing company Native Tongue and will expand in Australia and New Zealand with the launch of Concord Music Publishing ANZ.
Concord Music Publishing ANZ will be based in Melbourne, with staff in Sydney and Auckland, and will be led by Jaime Gough, Managing Director, and Chelsea Gough, SVP, along with their executive team including David Nash, VP Publishing and Matt Tanner, VP A&R.
The acquisition sees Concord further expand its global reach and the resources that it can provide for its artists, songwriters, composers and playwrights.
“Australia and New Zealand are important music markets in their own right and this is a region that we have wanted to invest in for many years.”
– John Minch, Concord Music Group
John Minch, Concord’s President of International Publishing said, “Australia and New Zealand are important music markets in their own right and this is a region that we have wanted to invest in for many years. This will be an important strategic move for Concord in coordinating our Asia publishing initiatives, which Jaime will handle. Above all, this acquisition is about the Native Tongue team, who we know well and believe will really enjoy being part of Concord.”
The Native Tongue roster includes writers such as Courtney Barnett, Stuart Crichton (Backstreet Boys, Kesha, Kygo), Sophie Curtis (Cosmos Midnight, Jessica Mauboy, aespa), Sir Dave Dobbyn, Jon Hume (Dean Lewis, Sofi Tukker), M-Phazes (Ruel, Remi Wolf), Don McGlashan, Ciara Muscat (NiziU, TWICE), Steve Rusch (Clinton Kane), Tim Tan (Enhypen, Seventeen), Gin Wigmore and Marlon Williams.