June 20 2017
Introducing TMRW Music!
Following on from the acquisition of Ministry of Sound Recordings by Sony Music Entertainment UK in August of last year, Ministry of Sound Australia has today announced their existing recordings business will be rebranded as TMRW Music. Don't worry guys, TMRW Music will continue to operate existing sub-labels Hussle, Astrx and Downright, with Ministry of Sound's local compilations business moving to Sony Music Australia. Tim McGee, CEO of Ministry of Sound Australia for the past 17 years, now becomes CEO of TMRW Music.
McGee will continue as CEO of Soapbox Events and Soapbox Agency. Following on from hundreds of Ministry of Sound branded events over the years and the huge success of two national Ministry of Sound Reunion tours in the past six months, Soapbox Events will continue to operate Ministry of Sound branded tours and events in Australia. Soapbox Events will maintain their successful venue consulting business with Merivale, including RnB Fridays at ivy and the newly launched Ministry of Sound Club, also at ivy. Soapbox Events will continue to run Chinese Laundry's weekly Friday and Saturday nights BASSIC and LNDRY, plus Chinese Laundry Garden Parties. Soapbox Events also just announced the tenth instalment of its bass event, Eighty-Six, with tickets for KAYZO's tour selling out in record time. Soapbox Agency, and its affiliated agency Poster Child, are two of the biggest electronic music agencies in Australia, with over 80 artists represented, including Havana Brown, Stafford Brothers, Timmy Trumpet, Kilter and Odd Mob.
In addition to TMRW's labels Hussle, Astrx and Downright, sister label etcetc has gone from strength to strength in recent years, delivering breakthrough releases from Duke Dumont, Jax Jones, Kilter, Paces, Luke Million and
PNAU's latest release 'Chameleon' has reached double platinum certification in Australia and has been licensed to the major partners in UK, Europe and the US.
Regarding the announcement, McGee said, "We have been expanding and evolving the business for some time allowing us to focus our energies on the future. We have developed into a full service music group and will continue our focus on recordings as TMRW Music, as well as our etcetc family of artists, 120 Publishing, Crown Rights Management, Soapbox Agency, Soapbox Events and Poster Child. We will continue to work with the Ministry of Sound brand on the newly launched club at ivy, which had a huge opening night with Peking Duk and Sandy Rivera, as well as other events such as the recently announced Ministry of Sound Orchestrated shows in August."
Jonathan Bevan, CEO of Ministry of Sound Group said, "Ministry of Sound Group has had a long-standing relationship with Tim and Ministry of Sound Australia and have always found them to be exceptional partners. We are excited about extending our partnership and about Soapbox Events' plans for Ministry of sound branded events and the Ministry of Sound Club at ivy."
TMRW will continue to be Australia's premiere hub for electronic music artists, providing a global footprint for their domestic roster and acting as the key Australian partners for leading international artists.