Ivy League Records

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Ivy League Records
Ivy League Records.jpg
Founded 1997 (1997)
Founder The John Reed Club
Distributor(s) Universal Music Australia
Genre Various
Country of origin Australia
Location Sydney, New South Wales
Official website www.ivyleague.com.au

Ivy League Records is a record label based in Sydney, Australia.


Associated with the music management company, Winterman & Goldstein, and Ivy League Music publishing, the label was invented in 1997 by Sydney band The John Reed Club - members: Cameron Emerson-Elliot (later in Youth Group), Peter Lusty, Richard Weinman and James Roden (later in The City Lights) - to release their debut 7" single. Three partners from Winterman & Goldstein, Pete Lusty (John Reed Club), Andy Kelly (Glide) and Andy Cassell (Youth Group), acquired ownership of the label in 1998 and began releasing records.

Rise to prominence[edit]

Ivy League experienced its first significant success with the Sydney band, Youth Group. Ivy League subsequently reached prominence through the label with Josh Pyke and Cloud Control; management success was experienced with The Vines, Jet and The Sleepy Jackson.

Australian artists[edit]

In addition to those mentioned, Australian artists currently signed to the label include Lanie Lane, Sparkadia, Alpine, Catcall, Deep Sea Arcade and The Mess Hall.

Equity deal[edit]

In March 2006, Ivy League announced that they had entered into an equity relationship with Michael Gudinski, a well-known figure in the Australian music scene.[1]

Past releases[edit]

In the past, the label released music from the likes of The Vines, Red Riders, Bridezilla, Wild Billy Childish and the Buff Medways, The Silents, 78 Saab, The City Lights, The Whigs, Snob Scrilla and Neon.


Ivy League is distributed by Universal Music Australia.

Bands (Current)[edit]

Bands (Alumni)[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Andrew Tijs (17 September 2012). "The Rubens". noise11. Noise11. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 

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