Matt Gudinski’s collective of labels within the Mushroom Group is growing, with the launch of the newest entity 100s + 1000s, a full service music development company with the predominant focus on discovering and nurturing talent for a global audience.
Stepping aside from genre-based parameters, 100s + 1000s creates a platform to empower artists and provide a dedicated team to deliver the unique support and strategy required for each artist and individual project, offering artists a one stop outlet for their creative and release needs. First conceived more than twelve months ago, the team has taken time to assemble, develop and nurture a roster of diverse artists that align with the global vision of the label.
100s + 1000s launches with a roster featuring some of Australia’s most promising and talked-about young artists – rising alt-pop star Fergus James who’s recent single Good Man (written with Frequency and Nat Dunn, produced by Spike Stent) has added to the already 10+ million streams accumulated across his releases to date, critically acclaimed electronic producer Tobiahs who has just released an enticing and cathartic new single Running, inspired by the sweat and spirit of Beirut’s all-night club scene, and recent triple j Unearthed feature artist, singer/songwriter D’Arcy Spiller who just announced her debut EP Little Demons and shared new single Deep Black Sea.
All artists debuting on the 100s + 1000s roster are managed internally within the Mushroom Group, with the careers of Fergus James and D’Arcy Spiller being managed by Marc Scarborough, and Tobiahs managed by Foreign Echo’s founder/director Sasha Chifura and head of management Callum Wallace.
“I couldn’t be more excited to launch 100s + 1000s. Our goal is to create something much more fluid and holistic than a traditional label. We’re taking a super artist-friendly, collaborative and transparent approach, and so far it feels like we’ve got something very special on our hands. It helps that we’ve launched with three of the country’s most exciting young artists too!” said Matt Gudinski.
100s + 1000s sits alongside what is already a strong collective of labels and artists assembled by Matt Gudinski and his team. The collective includes leading local label brands I OH YOU Records in partnership with Johann Ponniah, who featured yet again in The Music’s Power 50 2019 along with Matt, and electronic imprint Soothsayer headed up by Chris Rigney. As part of the Mushroom Group’s labels division, 100s + 1000s also joins the distinguished likes of Liberation Records, Ivy League, Bloodlines and Liberator Music.
In addition to 100s + 1000s, Matt has unveiled another exciting development through a partnership with up-and-coming Melbourne music industry entrepreneurs Sasha Chifura and Shelley Liu and their label Valve Sounds, with exciting movements on the horizon and further news to drop soon.
Matt’s label collective has started 2020 with a bang. Brisbane heroes Violent Soho released their fifth studio album Everything Is A-OK, earning the band their second ARIA #1 debut. Fresh signings Hayley Mary, Andy Golledge and Juno Mamba released debut projects while label residents Jack River, Willaris. K and Love Deluxe continued alluring the industry with new music.
Top Photo: Matt and Micahel Gudinski