Nettwerk Music Group Taps Dan Medland to Head Australia and NZ Activities
Medland initially partnered with Nettwerk through British recording artist Passenger (aka Mike Rosenberg), whom he continues to manage.
As a global business, Nettwerk Records has signed a long list of artists from these parts, including Xavier Rudd, Angus & Julia Stone, John Butler Trio, Boy & Bear, Hermitude, Jack River, Mallrat, LEISURE, The Veils, Harrison Storm, Jaguar Jonze and Cub Sport.
With Medland heading-up ANZ, Nettwerk will hope to “expand our business in such an important and expansive market,” reads a company statement.
In welcoming Medland to the role, Nettwerk president and COO Simon Mortimer-Lamb says, “Dan’s rich background in managing artists globally amidst a diverse and ever-changing industry will be instrumental in continuing Nettwerk’s growth story in Australia and New Zealand.”
Based in Sydney, Medland will continue to work alongside the digital and label services agency Come With Fries.
Founded in 1984 by Terry McBride, Mark Jowett, Ric Arboit and Dan Fraser, the indie empire today houses a record label operation, in addition to a music publisher, an artist management arm, and a TV and film sync unit.