Murmur (record label)

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Murmur logo.svg
Parent companySony Music Entertainment
Founded1994 (1994)
FounderJohn Watson
John O'Donnell
Defunct2007 (2007)
Country of originAustralia

Murmur was a record label that started as an imprint of Sony Music Australia in mid-1994. Named after R.E.M.'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 include 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]

Roster 1994–2007[edit]


  1. ^ Andrew Murfett (7 September 2007). "Something for Kate – Gig Previews & reviews". The Age. Retrieved 5 October 2007.

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