Murmur (record label)
|Parent company||Sony Music Entertainment|
|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.
Label roster 1994–2007
- Bluebottle Kiss
- Blueline Medic
- Something for Kate