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
<em>Native Tongue</em> writers voted into <em>Triple J's Hottest 100</em>
Native Tongue writers voted into Triple J's Hottest 100
Native Tongue would like to congratulate our writers (Kingswood, The Amity Affliction and Courtney Barnett) who made it into Triple J's Hottest 100 countdown of 2014. 

Congratulations to SONGS Publishing songwriter Lorde, Imagem songwriters Mark Ronson and Bombay Bicycle Club and Boss Level songwriter Paces.

100. Tkay Maidza - Switch Lanes (Feat. Paces)
98. Bombay Bicycle Club - Luna
76. Kingswood - Micro Wars
71. The Amity Affliction - The Weigh Down
64. The Amity Affliction - Don't Lean On Me
56. Kingswood - I Can Feel That You Don't Love Me
51. Courtney Barnett - Pickles From the Jar
47. Lorde - Tennis Court (Flume remix)
22. The Amity Affliction - Pittsburgh
18. Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat
6. Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (Feat. Bruno Mars)
<em>Ali Barter</em> Signs To <em>Native Tongue</em>
Ali Barter Signs To Native Tongue
(L-R: Dave Batty, Bonnie Dalton, Jaime Gough, Ali Barter, Matt Tanner)

Native Tongue is pleased to announce the signing of Melbourne based singer-songwriter Ali Barter.

Since releasing her new EP Community late last year, Ali Barter has been honing her live performance supporting the likes of Husky, Phosphorescent and The War on Drugs. The title track from the EP has garnered airplay from Triple J and community radio stations across Australia.

With no signs of slowing down, Ali headlines her own show at The Workers Club in Melbourne this Saturday.

The Community EP is available on

Purity Ring have finally revealed news of their forthcoming album and new single. 

Megan and Corin spoke to Triple J's Veronica and Lewis this afternoon before listeners were treated to the worldwide premiere of new single "Begin Again". The band's sophomore album Another Eternity will be released on March 3rd 2015, via 4AD/Remote Control.

Listen to the new single here.

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.

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On Tour

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
29.05 Bottlerock Festival Napa, US
11.06 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Tennessee, US
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
14.05 The Great Escape Festival Brighton, UK
23.05 Sound City Liverpool, UK
Meghan Trainor
27.04 Big Top at Luna Park Sydney, NSW
30.04 The Forum Melbourne, VIC
Marlon Williams
22.01 Tamworth Country Music Festival West Tamworth, NSW
23.01 Tamworth Country Music Festival West Tamworth, NSW
24.01 Tamworth Country Music Festival West Tamworth, NSW
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
09.04 The Gasometer Melbourne, VIC
10.04 Black Bear Lodge Brisbane, QLD
16.04 Mojos Fremantle, WA
18.04 Jimmy's Den Perth, WA
06.02 Electric Avenue Music Festival Christchurch, NZ
11.04 Matisse Beach Club Perth, WA
Ali Barter
24.01 The Workers Club Melbourne, VIC
03.04 Boogie Festival Tallarook, 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
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
24.01 Tamworth Music Festival  Tamworth, NSW
20.03 Railway Club Darwin, NT
Orquesta Buena Vista Social
07.03 Womadelaide Adelaide, SA
09.03 Brisbane Concert Hall Brisbane, QLD
11.03 Hamer Hall Melbourne, VIC
13.03 Sydney Opera House Sydney, NSW
15.03 WOMAD New Plymouth, NZ
Mel Parsons
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
Parquet Courts


27.02 Perth Festival Perth, WA
28.02 Secret Garden Festival Sydney, NSW
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
The Black Seeds
07.02 One Love Festival Tauranga, NZ
14.02 Marlborough Wine & Food Festival Blenheim, NZ
07.03 Pounamu Vibes 2015 Christchurch, NZ
Toumani & Sidiki
07.03 Womadelaide Adelaide, SA
Delaney Davidson
26.01 The Wine Cellar Auckland, NZ
04.03 The Spotted Mallard (Brunswick Music Festival) Melbourne, VIC
Don McGlashan
24.01 Mills Reef Winery Tauranga, NZ
25.01 Villa Maria Estate Winery Auckland, NZ
07.02 Ascension Wine Estate Auckland, NZ
12.02 Black Barn Vineyards Havelock North, NZ
13.02 Black Barn Vineyards Havelock North, NZ
14.02 Luna Estate Martinborough, NZ
20.02 Vilagrad Vineyard and Winery Hamilton, NZ
21.02 Sentry Hill Winery New Plymouth, NZ
26.02 Neudorf Vineyards Upper Moutere, NZ
28.02 Waipara Hills Winery Amberley, NZ
Dave Dobbyn
24.01 Mills Reef Winery Tauranga, NZ
25.01 Villa Maria Estate Winery Auckland, NZ
07.02 Ascension Wine Estate Auckland, NZ
12.02 Black Barn Vineyards Havelock North, NZ
13.02 Black Barn Vineyards Havelock North, NZ
14.02 Luna Estate Martinborough, NZ
20.02 Vilagrad Vineyard and Winery Hamilton, NZ
21.02 Sentry Hill Winery New Plymouth, NZ
26.02 Neudorf Vineyards Upper Moutere, NZ
28.02 Waipara Hills Winery Amberley, NZ
Oh Mercy
28.02 Secret Garden Festival Sydney, NSW
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
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
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
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
Cut Off Your Hands
11.02 Kings Arms Auckland, NZ
Sola Rosa
24.01 Festival of Lights New Plymouth, NZ
25.01 Auckland Seafood Festival Auckland, NZ
29.01 Wanderlust Great Lake Taupo, NZ
07.02 Raglan Club Raglan, NZ
08.02 Villgrad Winery Hamilton, NZ
Kieran Ryan
07.02 The Wheatsheaf Hotel Adelaide, SA
Glass Vaults
20.01 Auckland Art Gallery's Open Late Night Show Auckland, NZ
23.01 The Rogue Stage Rotorua, NZ
24.01 The Golden Dawn - Tavern Of Power Auckland, NZ
07.02 Moon 1 Wellington, NZ
23.01 Waywards Sydney, NSW
05.02 107 Projects Sydney, NSW
06.02 The Grace Darling Melbourne, VIC
The Amity Affliction
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
31.01 MEOW Wellington, NZ
Born Lion
31.01 Lansdowne Hotel Sydney, NSW
17.01 The Rosemount Perth, WA
29.01 North Freo Pub Crawl Perth, W
28.01 Australian Open Melbourne, VIC
Cameron Avery (The Growl)
28.01 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA