Sony Music Entertainment Australia announces global deal with Illy

Illy is currently working on his sixth studio album, set for release in 2019.

Sony Music Entertainment Australia has signed ARIA Award-winning Australian artist Illy to a global deal.

Illy’s career spans five albums, numerous multi-platinum and gold selling singles, countless live performances and many award wins and nominations. Illy is currently working on his sixth studio album, set for release in 2019.

Illy commented: “My life has been through a lot of change in the last year, and all of it has pushed me to be my best creatively. I knew from the first meeting with Denis Handlin and his team that Sony Music was the best place for me and my music and I can’t wait to get started.”

Denis Handlin, chairman & CEO, Australia & New Zealand and President, Asia, Sony Music Entertainment, commented: “I have been following Illy’s career from the very beginning and I am now thrilled that he has joined the Sony Music family. Illy has continued to evolve as an incredibly talented, compelling and authentic artist, who always reinvents and challenges himself so that he is constantly pushing boundaries with his music. We are very excited to be working with him in the next phase of his cutting edge career.”

Nick Yates, Illy’s manager at UNIFIED Music Group, commented: “We’re very excited to further develop our relationship with Denis Handlin and the team at Sony Music, with one of our longest-standing clients in Illy. Their dedication and passion for his music has already shone through and we look forward to celebrating many more great achievements together.”

 Photo: L-R back row: Paul Harris, Senior Director, A&R; Jaddan Comerford, CEO & Founder, UNIFIED Music Group; Nick Yates, Manager, UNIFIED Music Group; Pat Handlin, VP A&R Australia & New Zealand.

L-R front row: Denis Handlin, Chairman & CEO, Australia & New Zealand and President, Asia with Illy

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