Widely known as "Pav", Stephen Pavlovic built a successful career as a promoter for local bands in the city of Sydney before he started touring Seattle bands Mudhoney and Nirvana in the early 1990s. Nirvana were on tour in Australia when Nevermind went #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart in 1992 and helped to make a name for Pavlovic. Pavlovic was 25 at the time.
Pavlovic followed this with a string of tours for Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins and The Offspring. In 1995 Pavlovic launched his own festival, Summersault, headlined by The Beastie Boys, Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth and Beck.
Across the Modular catalogue, the label has clocked up 3 multi-platinum albums, 3 platinum albums, 13 gold albums, 1 Grammy Award and 2 Grammy Nominations, 10 ARIA awards, 4 (of a possible 7) triple j Album of the Year J Awards and 3 Australian number one albums, not to mention sold out tours across Europe and the US.
In 2011, Stephen was appointed curator of Vivid Live, the live music portion of the prestigious Vivid Festival in Sydney, Australia, where The Cure, Bat For Lashes, Spiritualised and Odd Future headlined.
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