Copyright and Royalties Manager, Native Tongue Publishing
David is Copyright & Royalties manager at Native Tongue Music Publishing, an independent music publisher with offices in Melbourne, Auckland, London and Los Angeles. Building a reputation as one of the most proactive publishers in Australasia, Native Tongue have developed an impressive local roster including the likes of Cut Copy, The Waifs, The Amity Affliction, Courtney Barnett, Oh Mercy, Calling All Cars, Gossling, Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes, Gin Wigmore, Stuart Crichton, Kingswood, Shapeshifter, Strange Talk, Philadelphia Grand Jury and The Black Seeds.
Native Tongue also administers a strong roster of international catalogues including Rodgers & Hammerstein, Imagem Music, Domino Publishing, SONGS, Because Music, Pulse Publishing, Big Yellow Dog, Budde Music and Eagle-I, among others. The company also has direct agreements with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Tom Waits, Roy Orbison, Electric Guest, Purity Ring, Neon Indian, The Antlers, St. Lucia, The Jesus & Mary Chain, and Spandau Ballet.
David has been with Native Tongue for over four years. During this time David has been in charge of royalty accounting and copyright administration for all Native Tongue administered works, including local signings and international catalogues. Prior to joining Native Tongue David graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Music) from Victoria University.
David appears on the Face The Music 2014 program.