MELBOURNE, Victoria (CelebrityAccess) — Sony Music’s Australia unit, Sony Music Entertainment Australia announced that they’ve entered a partnership with the influential Australian music company Cooking Vinyl.
The partnership will see Sony make a major investment in Cooking Vinyl, allowing the brand to grow while maintaining its independence. As a part of the deal, Cooking Vinyl will be distributed on a worldwide basis by the Sony-owned indie distributor The Orchard.
Launched in 2013 as a partnership between Leigh Gruppetta, Stu Harvey and Martin Goldschmidt, the Melbourne-based Cooking Vinyl works both through international partnerships with labels such as Epitaph, Anti-, and Cooking Vinyl UK, as well as directly signing artists.
Despite Sony’s stake in Cooking Vinyl Australia, the company will continue to operate as an autonomous and stand-alone company.
“Cooking Vinyl Australia is 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,” said Sony Music Australia boss Denis Handlin.