Murmur (record label)

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Parent company Sony Music Entertainment
Founded 1994
Founder John Watson
John O'Donnell
Status Inactive
Genre Various
Country of origin Australia

Murmur was a record label that started as an imprint of Sony Music Australia in mid-1994. Named after REM's first album, Murmur signed a number of Australia's most successful rock bands, including Silverchair, Ammonia, Something for Kate and Jebediah. Notable alumni of Murmur are John O'Donnell, a former Rolling Stone journalist who became the head of EMI Australia, and John Watson, who runs a music management company and independent record label, Eleven.


While the label was initially operated independently, it was eventually merged with Sony's head office in 1999. In 2007, Something for Kate, the label's only remaining act, released the final contractual album with Murmur.[1]

Label roster 1994–2007[edit]


  1. ^ Andrew Murfett (2007-09-07). "Something for Kate – Gig Previews & reviews". The Age. Retrieved 2007-10-05. 

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