Jeremy Smith (Lab Six) on the left / Clive Hodson (Perfect Pitch) on the right.
Perth-based publishing company Perfect Pitch has teamed up with DJ school-turned-label Lab Six Australia in an exclusive, global publishing deal.
Lab Six Music Publishing will represent writers and promote them internationally.
“Early in our discussions, we said the deal was more than just representation,” said Perfect Pitch founder and chief executive Clive Hodson. TMN.
“We felt it was important to establish a dedicated EDM publishing presence in WA for its writers and also to further develop the knowledge and skills, acquired through Lab Six DJ training, to include an understanding of the law authorship and the value it may have in their careers.”
When Jeremy Smith created Lab Six in 2013, he had a clear vision.
“It’s always been about becoming Perth’s home of electronic music and dance,” said Smith.
“We want to be a one-stop hub – where people can learn to play and make music, hone it to a professional level, collaborate with other members of our community, and learn how to effectively present their art to the rest. of the world through performance, marketing and distribution.
He cites the success of Shockone, Slumberjack, Pendulum, HWLS, Zeke Beats, Kito and FNZ as proof of the strength of WA’s EDM scene.
“We have the talent, they just often have to travel east or overseas in search of better opportunities than are available here in Perth.
“Being a small town, we may not have the demand for record labels, publishing houses, booking agencies and dedicated management companies, which is a motivation to change the model known here to Lab Six and achieve our main goal.
“It encourages people to unleash their creative potential through making music and allows them to showcase their music to the world.
“It’s probably my naivety, but I’m excited!”
Lab Six helped launch the careers of Reija Lee, Sydnee Carter, White Pepper and TWERL.
Past and current instructors at the academy include Slumberjack, Boston Switch, Pendulum’s El Hornet, and co-founders Zeke Beats and Chang.
last July TMN reported that Smith created Lab Six Records.
The label released eight tracks in 2021, most of which received WA and national airplay.
It has created a distribution platform for its artists and students by partnering with Distro Direct and collaborating with Pineapple Club and Block Party festivals.
“In 2022, we’re setting up a stage at Roam Festival, growing the label and publishing arm, and looking to launch a booking agency for our artists,” Smith revealed.
He hints that a venue may also be in the works.
The new Perfect Pitch team is the next step.
“Perfect Pitch will consider co-writing opportunities through its network of like-minded publications nationally and globally,” Hodson said.
“Perfect Pitch has also, in the past, been successful in securing representation from record labels and O/S tour operators for their songwriters.
“When the world opens up to touring, these connections will further enhance the opportunities for Lab Six writers.”
The Lab Six and two overseas catalogs are the only new additions to Perfect Pitch.
During the current downturn, he is focusing on global breaks for his roster and has set up a second office on the Gold Coast to tap into the large songwriting pool and buoyancy of the Queensland scene.