Ivy League Records

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Ivy League Records
Founded1997 (1997)
FounderPete Lusty, Andy Cassell & Andy Kelly
Distributor(s)Universal Music Australia / Mushroom Group
GenreVarious
Country of originAustralia
LocationSydney, New South Wales
Official websitewww.ivyleague.com.au

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

History[edit]

Ivy League Records is an Australian-based record label established in 1997 by three ex-musician friends: Pete Lusty (John Reed Club), Andy Cassell (Youth Group) and Andy Kelly (Glide), who also founded Winterman & Goldstein Management. Ivy League albums have won the prestigious Australian Music Prize (AMP Award) twice via The Mess Hall and Cloud Control. The label has achieved gold/platinum albums via The Rubens, Josh Pyke and Lanie Lane. Other artists on the label include Alpine, Hatchie, The Teskey Brothers, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Tiny Little Houses, Bad Dreems, Sparkadia, Youth Group, 78 Saab, The City Lights, The Vines, Hoolahan.

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 and The John Reed Club.

Distribution[edit]

Ivy League is distributed by Universal Music Australia.

Bands (Current)[edit]

Bands (Alumni)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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