BMG continues to earn its place as the world’s fourth biggest music publisher.
The company has signed Brisbane alt-rock band Dead Letter Circus to a worldwide recording deal; adding to the pair’s global publishing deal they inked in 2017.
The news comes just days after the five-piece released their first new music in three years; ‘The Armour You Own’ is the first single from their upcoming LP, due out later in the year.
Watch the clip for ‘The Armour You Own’ below:
Heath Johns, Managing Director, BMG Australia and New Zealand said:
“We are beyond thrilled to partner with Sean and our friends at Rise on this incredible record from Dead Letter Circus. BMG Australia’s core mission is to take Australian music to the world and this is a perfect example of our team backing up our talk with meaningful action. We can’t wait for the world to hear this new music.”
Rise Records will release the band’s music in North America through the imprint deal Rise inked with BMG back in 2015.
Sean Heydorn, Vice President, Rise Records said:
“We’ve been fans of DLC for a while – so when the opportunity to work with the band was brought to us by our Australian counterparts at BMG we were very excited. The band has a great history, and hearing the new music it is clear this next chapter is going to be really special.”
Dead Letter Circus’ Kim Benzie said:
“We’re so stoked to have joined the label side of BMG worldwide. Not only have they embraced the new model of the music industry, they’re owning it!”.
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Dead Letter Circus are kicking off a single tour in support of ‘The ‘Armour You Own’ on May 31 at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel, and take in major cities like Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Fremantle.
BMG opened its Australian office in March 2016 and with managing director Heath Johns at the helm, it has grown to feature an indomitable roster of artists including The Living End, The Potbelleez, Peking Duk and Wolfmother.
Just three months into existence, the local company acquired legendary, 131-year-old publisher J Albert & Son Pty Ltd, taking in the rights of music icons like Easybeats, AC/DC, John Paul Young and Rose Tattoo, and contemporary artists Josh Pyke, Urthboy, the Cat Empire and San Cisco, among others.
Dead Letter Circus Tour Dates:
Front row: Clint Vincent (DLC), Sean Heydorn (Rise Records), Heath Johns (BMG), Jodie Feld (BMG)
Back row: Craig Redfearn (BMG), Stewart Hill (DLC), Luke Palmer (DLC), Amy Jarman (BMG), Kim Benzie (DLC), Luke Williams (DLC), Bridie McGuire (BMG)