Dec 21, 2017
To all our artists at MPM, it has been a huge year. Congratulations for all of their incredible work in 2017. Bring on 2018!
Vera Blue has had one incredible year. She signed with Capitol Records (US) and Virgin EMI (UK), and released her debut album ‘Perennial’, which was nominated for Best Pop Release at the ARIA Awards. She sold out tours in Australia, North America and the UK, and played incredible sets at festivals such as Splendour in the Grass, Field Day and heaps more.
Polish Club released their ARIA nominated debut album ‘Alright Already’ in March 2017, followed by their massive sold out Australian headline tour. November and December has been big for the 2 piece. They have released their follow up EP ‘Okie Dokie’, single ‘I Hate You But You Gotta Stay (On Christmas Day)’ and amazing cover of Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’, which was all proceeded by their sold out Xmas in December national tour.
Dan Sultan started the year with his sold out ‘Pop Up’ tour, playing his back catalogue and upcoming music solo in intimate venues to fans. In July, Sultan released his album ‘Killer’ to rave reviews. This was followed up with the Killer national tour, multiple festivals and a trip to Kenya and Uganda with The Thin Green Line to play for the Rangers. The album was nominated for 3 ARIA Awards; Best Male, Best Rock and Best Independent Release.
2017 was also Jan Skubiszewski’s biggest year yet. Jan was the Producer, Co-writer, mixer and engineer for Dan Sultan’s album Killer, which was nominated for 3 2017 ARIA Awards: Best Male Artist, Best Rock Album and Best Independent release. ‘Little J & Big Cuz’ won Best Children’s Program at the ATOM Awards 2017, and was nominated for the Best Indigenous Video award. Jan also started Red Moon Studios; a world class recording facility and luxury accommodation in the Macedon Ranges.
All our artists together played 175 shows/festivals/support slots (inc. 54 sold out headline shows). Congratulations to all our artists and teams for all their hard work this year.