Native Tongue is an independent music publisher, with offices in Australia and New Zealand.
Besides acquiring rights to local writers, we also administer the works of overseas writers and catalogues for Australia and New Zealand.

Established in 2003, Native Tongue has built a respected catalogue of local writers. We set out to provide writers with a publishing company dedicated to assisting with the development of their skills as songwriters and composers throughout their careers.

Although we are a small company, we see this is one of our major advantages. It enables us to be far more proactive than our competitors and react quickly to the needs of our clients, whether they be film and television companies, commercial advertisers or the bands of which our writers are members.

We see our role as getting out there and getting things done, working with the band, the management, the record label and the distributor to make things happen.

Our job is to work with you to help you achieve your goals, as a songwriter and in many cases; an artist. We have a broad network of contacts we can utilise in all areas of the business – record companies, distributors, booking agents, promoters, publicists, radio, etc.

We will work with you, your management and record distributor to maximise sales of your record. You probably have most bases covered but there will always be something we can do to help squeeze those extra sales. It may be that we help a band get on a festival bill, provide advice on obtaining touring grants or come up with that song opportunity in a film that breaks through at the box office – who knows – it's an ephemeral business and its not always easy pinning down where things will come from.

If you are looking to place songs with other artists we have a worldwide network of contacts who work songs on that basis. If you want to co-write we will work with you to develop connections with writers you want to work with. If you want to compose film or television scores we are ideally placed to help you realise these ambitions.

We get out there and do the hard yards wherever it is required.

We have over the years developed publishing relationships internationally and through our music supervision business have come to know those companies who work particularly hard gaining sync licenses and pursuing the ancillary income that is available around the world. We have also established a network of international sub-publishers to administer our works around the world. In each case our sub-publishers are established independents with a long term track record of working within their own territory.

Native Tongue also enjoys strong relationships with all the major US, UK, Canadian and European music supervisors and can submit clients works for use in a wide range of projects around the world.

We are also one of the only publishers with offices and staff on the ground in Australia and New Zealand enabling us to fully represent your copyrights in the key markets in our home territory.


+61 3 9445 0500

PO Box 1570
Collingwood, VIC 3066

Jaime Gough - General Manager

Matt Tanner - A&R / Creative Manager

David Nash - Copyright & Royalties Manager

Kate Mills - Licensing & Admin

Chelsea Gough - Finance Manager

New Zealand
+64 9 378 9667

Po Box 8926
Symonds Street, Auckland 1150
New Zealand

Chris Gough - Managing Director

Taryn Viggiano - Licensing & Admin

United Kingdom

Alan Gregg - UK Liaison

United States
+1 310 842 9151

3650 Helms Avenue 
Culver City CA 90232 

Michael Nieves - President
Happy holidays from <em>Native Tongue</em>
Happy holidays from Native Tongue

This year Native Tongue celebrated its 10th anniversary. We'd like to send an extended thank you to our writers, sub-publishers and everyone else involved in helping make this year our best yet.

We're taking a break over the Christmas holidays and will be back in the office in January.

<em>Native Tongue</em> NAMED IN AMID POWER 50 LIST

The 2014 edition of the AMID Power 50 has been revealed.

Each year the Australasian Music Industry Directory magazine publishes a list of the music industry’s most powerful achievers.

Native Tongue's General Manager Jaime Gough and Creative/A&R Manager Matt Tanner were named #31 in the rankings.

To see the full list visit TheMusic.Com.Au or pick up a copy of the new Australiasian Music Industry Directory magazine. 

<em>APES</em> and <em>Streets of Laredo</em> finalists in the <em>Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition</em>
APES and Streets of Laredo finalists in the Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition

The 50 finalists in the Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition have been announced.

Native Tongue are thrilled to announce APES and Streets of Laredo are in the running for the $50,000 prize.


The Vanda & Young Competition is in conjunction with APRA/AMCOS, Alberts and Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Australia (NRMTA). Previous winners include Megan Washington, Kimbra and The Preatures.

<em>Courtney Barnett</em> wins Best Female Artist and Best Song at <em>The Age Music Victoria Awards</em>
Courtney Barnett wins Best Female Artist and Best Song at The Age Music Victoria Awards

The Age Music Victoria Awards ceremony took place at 170 Russell in Melbourne on Tuesday night. 

Native Tongue would like to congratulate Courtney Barnett on scoring two awards. Currently touring Europe, Courtney was named Best Female Artist and scored Best Song for 'Avant Gardener'. 

Native Tongue would also like to congratulate Wagons who were nominated for Best Band.

<em>David Hirschfelder</em> wins Feature Film Score of the Year
David Hirschfelder wins Feature Film Score of the Year

The 2014 Screen Music Awards were held at Sydney’s City Recital Hall on Wednesday night. The awards ceremony honoured composers across 13 categories.

Native Tongue would like to congratulate composer David Hirschfelder who won the prestigious Feature Film Score of the Year award for his work on The Railway Man.

Native Tongue administers the film score on behalf of Cutting Edge Group.

Native Tongue would also like to congratulate Dale Cornelius who received a nomination for Best Music for a Television Series or Serial for his score in The Doctor Blake Mysteries.

Virgin Australia and Red Rooster Sync Spots

Native Tongue recently secured two notable syncs.

Frank Sinatra's internationally recognised track "Come Fly With Me" features in the latest Virgin Australia TV Commercial. 

Pitchfork placed "Ice Cream" by Battles at number 47 in its list of The Top 100 Tracks of 2011. The hit track features in the new Red Rooster TV commercial. 

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The Getaway Plan
23.01 Golden Vine Bendigo, VIC
24.01 Pelican Bar Frankston, VIC
25.01 Doncaster Shoppingtown Hotel Doncaster, VIC
29.01 The Loft Warrnambool, VIC
30.01 Torquay Hotel Torquay, VIC
31.01 Riverview Tavern Tarwin Lower, VIC
15.05 Newtown Social Club Sydney, NSW
16.05 Newtown Social Club Sydney, NSW
22.05 Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
23.05 Republic Bar Hobart, TAS
29.05 Fowlers Live Adelaide, SA
05.06 The Brightside Brisbane, QLD
12.06 Rosemount Hotel Perth, WA
28.12 Falls Festival Lorne, VIC
30.12 Falls Festival Byron Bay, NSW
31.12 NYE at The Espy Melbourne, VIC
22.01 Beach Hotel Byron Bay, NSW
23.01 Racecourse Hotel Ipswitch, QLD
24.01 Oz Fest Miami Tavern Gold Coast, QLD
25.01 Oz Fest Waterfront Hotel Sunshine Coast, QLD
06.02 Chelsea Heights Hotel Chelsea Heights, VIC
07.02 Village Green Mulgrave, VIC
22.02 Paddy's Albury Albury, VIC
27.02 Hellenic Hall Hobart, TAS
28.02 Mordialloc Food & Wine Festival Mordialloc, VIC
12.03 Black Swan Hall Bendigo, VIC
13.03 The Forum Melbourne, VIC
14.03 The Metro Theatre Sydney, NSW
20.03 The Gov Adelaide, SA
21.03 The Triffid  Brisbane, QLD
26.03 Prince of Wales Bunbury, WA
27.03 The Capitol Perth, WA
28.03 Dunsborough Tavern Dunsborough, WA
29.03 Newport Hotel Fremantle, WA
Anthonie Tonnon
18.12 Northcote Social Club Melbourne, VIC
19.12 Northcote Social Club Melbourne, VIC
20.12 St Stephens Sydney, NSW
21.12 The Globe Brisbane, QLD
05.03 The Yot Club Raglan, NZ
06.03 Space Monster Whanganui, NZ
07.03 Moon One Wellington, NZ
08.03 Great Job Palmerston North, NZ
12.03 Barrytown Settler's Hall Barrytown, NZ
13.03 Wunderbar Lyttelton, NZ
14.03 Chick's Hotel Port Chalmers, NZ
15.03 The Sherwood Queenstown, NZ
18.03 The Star Tavern Westport, NZ
19.03 The Mussel Inn Onekaka, NZ
20.03 St Pete's Hall Paekakariki, NZ
21.03 The Cabana Napier, NZ
22.03 The Dome Gisborne, NZ
28.03 TBA Auckland, NZ
Marlon Williams
10.01 Summer of Soul Mossvale Park, VIC
13.02 Chicks Hotel Dunedin, NZ
14.02 St Michael's Church Christchurch, NZ
20.02 Tuning Fork Auckland, NZ
21.02 San Fran Wellington, NZ
27.02 Nannup Music Festival Nannup, WA
06.03 Port Fairy Folk Festival Port Fairy, VIC
27.03 The Hills Are Alive Festival The Farm, VIC
Mel Parsons
31.12 Woodford Folk Festival Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QLD
13.03 WOMAD Taranaki, NZ
Conor Orbest
25.02 The Triffid Brisbane, QLD
26.02 Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
28.02 Melbourne Zoo Twilights Melbourne, VIC
02.03 Powerstation Auckland, NZ
04.03 Metro Theatre Sydney, NSW
05.03 Anitas Thirroul, NSW
06.03 Taronga Zoo Twilight Sydney, NSW
09.03 Golden Plains Festival Meredith, VIC
Courtney Barnett
16.01 Triple J's Beat The Drum  Sydney, NSW
31.01 Laneway Festival Brisbane, QLD
01.02 Laneway Festival Sydney, NSW
06.02 Laneway Festival Adelaide, SA
07.02 Laneway Festival Melbourne, VIC
08.02 Laneway Festival Fremantle, WA
07.03 Golden Plains Festival Meredith, VIC
08.03 Panama Festival Golconda, TAS
Parquet Courts


27.02 Perth Festival Perth, WA
04.03 Manning Bar Sydney, NSW
05.03 The Zoo Brisbane, QLD
06.03 The Hi-Fi Melbourne, VIC
07.03 Golden Plains Meredith, VIC
Real Estate
24.02 Howler Melbourne, VIC
25.02 Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
26.02 Oxford Art Factory Sydney, NSW
27.02 The Zoo Brisbane, QLD
31.12  Gelliroll 2014 Gelibrand, VIC
20.02 Kyneton Music Festival Kyneton, VIC
The Antlers
11.02 The Brightside Brisbane, QLD
13.02 Oxford Art Factory Sydney, NSW
14.02 Recital Centre Melbourne, VIC
15.02 Perth Festival Perth, WA
Stella Angelico
13.02 Riverboats Music Festival Echuca, VIC


31.12 The Reverence Hotel Melbourne, VIC
30.01 Gasometer Melbourne, VIC
04.02 Rad Bar Wollongong, NSW
05.02 Frankie's Bar Sydney, NSW
07.02 Trainspotters Brisbane, QLD
14.02 Crown & Anchor Adelaide, SA
Clairy Browne
09.01 Merri Soul Sessions - Sydney Festival  Sydney, NSW
10.01 Merri Soul Sessions - Summer of Soul Festival Sydney, NSW
16.01 Merri Soul Sessions - Mona Foma Hobart, TAS
17.01 Merri Soul Sessions - Sundown Sessions Perth, WA
21.01 Merri Soul Sessions - Tamworth Festival Tamworth, WA
22.01 Merri Soul Sessions - The Tivoli Brisbane, QLD
23.01 Merri Soul Sessions - The Tivoli Brisbane, QLD
31.01 Merri Soul Sessions - Norwood Concert Hall Adelaide, SA
06.02 Merri Soul Sessions - Twilight at Taronga Sydney, NSW
07.02 Merri Soul Sessions - Melbourne Zoo Melbourne, VIC
08.02 Merri Soul Sessions - Melbourne Zoo Melbourne, VIC
10.02 Merri Soul Sessions - Darwin Entertainment Centre Darwin, NT
11.02 Merri Soul Sessions - Darwin Entertainment Centre Darwin, NT
Sola Rosa
30.12 Astrolab Mt Muanganui, NZ
31.12 Britomart Beach Party Auckland, NZ
24.01 Festival of Lights New Plymouth, NZ
29.01 Wanderlust Great Lake Taupo, NZ
07.02 Raglan Club Raglan, NZ
08.02 Villgrad Winery Hamilton, NZ
The Amity Affliction
08.01 Macquarie Wharf Hobart, TAS
09.01 Wool Exchange Geelong, VIIC
10.01 Unify - A Music Gathering Gippsland, VIC
11.01 Wool Exchange Geelong, VIC
13.01 ANU Bar Canberra, ACT
14.01 Waves Wollongong, NSW
15.01 Panthers Penrith, NSW
16.01 Panthers Newcastle, NSW
17.01 Coolangatta Hotel Gold Coast, QLD
19.01 Community Centre Lake Kawana, QLD
22.01 Discovery Darwin, NT
23.01 Union Jack Cairns, QLD
24.01 The Venue Townsville, QLD
26.01 Bridgeway Hotel Pooraka, SA
29.01 Metropolis Fremantle, WA
30.01 Albany Leisure & Aquatic Centre Albany, WA
31.01 Regional Entertainment Centre Bunbury, WA
Cameron Avery (The Growl)
28.01 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
31.12 Yarraville Club Melbourne, VIC
24.01 Tamworth Music Festival  Tamworth, NSW
How To Dress Well
21.01 Kings Arms Auckland, NZ
23.01 The Aurora Sydney, NSW
24.01 Sugar Mountain Festival Melbourne, VIC
Circa Waves
10.01 Thebarton Theatre Adelaide, SA
11.01 Festival Hall Melbourne, VIC
15.01 Festival Hall Melbourne, VIC
16.01 Horden Pavilion Sydney, NSW
17.01 Horden Pavilion Sydney, NSW
18.01 The Marquee Brisbane, QLD
Slow Club
15.01 Northcote Social Club Melbourne, VIC
16.01 Black Bear Lodge Brisbane, QLD
17.01 Newtown Social Club Sydney, NSW
23.12 Ding Dong Lounge Melbourne, VIC
30.12 NYE on the Hill Melbourne, VIC
11.01 Sunset Series  Melbourne, VIC
Hart & Wells
09.01 Gardens Magic 2015 Wellington, NZ
10.01 Gardens Magic 2015 Wellington, NZ
Charlotte OC
05.01 170 Russell Melbourne, VIC
06.01 The Metro Sydney, NSW
The Black Seeds
26.12 Coroglen Tavern Coroglen, NZ
27.12 Brewers Fields Mt Maunganui, NZ
28.12 Riwaka Hotel Nelson/Riwaka, NZ
29.12 Station Village Lower Hutt, NZ
30.12 Riverside Park Taupo, NZ
31.12 Butlers Reef New Plymouth, NZ
02.01 Opononi Hotel Opononi, NZ
03.01 Mangawhai Tavern Mangawhai, NZ
31.12 Rhythm and Alps Festival Wanaka, NZ
High Tension
31.12 The Reverence Hotel Melbourne, VIC
Grayson Gilmour
20.12 The Kings Arms Auckland, NZ
Ty Segall
17.12 Oxford Art Factory Sydney, NSW
18.12 Oxford Art Factory Sydney, NSW
19.12 The Zoo Brisbane, QLD
20.12 The Northern Byron Bay, QLD
French For Rabbits
19.12 Acacia Bay Hall Taupo, NZ
20.12 The Moorings Wellington, NZ