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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 18, 2018

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Alison Wonderland Signs to BMG

Alison Wonderland Signs to BMG

| On 16, Nov 2018

Chart-topping Australian electronic producer, DJ, writer and singer Alison Wonderland has signed a worldwide publishing deal with BMG.

Alison Wonderland’s rise to prominence has seen her dominate the live circuit and play feature slots at major global festivals Coachella, Lollapalooza and Splendour in the Grass, and even make EDM history in 2017 by becoming the first solo female DJ to grace the main stage at EDC Las Vegas.

Her 2018 album Awake peaked at number seven in Australia, Number One on the US Dance Chart and number 88 on the overall Billboard chart. The album saw her collaborate and co-write with Grammy Award-winner Joel Little (Lorde), Illangelo (The Weeknd), Party Favor (Mad Decent) and Lido (who also worked on Run, her debut studio album).

In 2017 Alison Wonderland was named New Artist of the Year at the Electronic Music Awards and was ranked number 89 on British magazine, DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list.

In 2014 Alison Wonderland released her debut EP Calm Down, which peaked at number 39 on the ARIA Singles Chart and reached Gold certification. In 2016, she released Run, featuring Slumberjack and SAFIA, which hit number six on the Australian ARIA charts and Number One on the US Dance Chart. The title track ‘Run’ was nominated for Best Dance Release at the 2015 ARIA Awards and voted number 59 in triple j’s Hottest 100.

 

 

Heath Johns, Managing Director of BMG Australia, said, “We are honoured that Al has chosen BMG as her global publishing partner. Her rapid ascent to international festival headlining status is due in no small part to her undeniable strength as a songwriter. Equally well versed as a track producer or in a topline capacity, Al is an absolute dream for our global creative team and we are beyond excited to get moving with her new album”.

Alison Wonderland said, “Really excited to sign with BMG and see what opportunities we will create together. Super excited to write more music in the future”.

BMG US President, Repertoire & Marketing, Zach Katz said “We pride ourselves on working with career artists and Alison is the prime example. True dedication to the creative craft and delivering for her fans is exactly why we are truly proud to be working with Alison and her team”.

Alison Wonderland joins a roster of Australian talent that also includes Illy, Peking Duk, LDRU, SAFIA, Golden Features, AC/DC, Wolfmother, The Living End, Winston Surfshirt, Meg Mac, Didirri, Drapht, Montaigne, Matt Corby, Running Touch, Polographia and many more.

Check out our November Gig Guide to see when Alison Wonderland is playing at the Tivoli this month.