London based Label Signs Worldwide Deal with Australian Singer Songwriter
Play It Again Sam, the London-based record label, has announced a global recordings deal (ex: Australia and new Zealand) with acclaimed singer songwriter Lisa Mitchell.
Mitchell, who has already enjoyed critical and commercial success in her native Australia will release her as yet untitled forthcoming album through Play It Again Sam and the [PIAS] worldwide network later this year.
She will continue to release her records through Parlophone in Australia and New Zealand.
Born in Canterbury, Kent, Mitchell’s family emigrated to Australia as a child. Now, twenty-four she first came to national prominence after appearing on Australian Idol aged sixteen in 2006 and despite an early exit from that show has gone on to forge a successful solo career.
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Her debut EP, ‘Said One To The Other’, released in 2007, went on to top the iTunes chart in Australia and subsequently led to a deal with a London-based music publisher, Little Victories who were affiliated with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. She has recently re-signed a global music publishing deal with Sony/ATV Australia.
In 2008 Lisa relocated to London and recorded her debut LP ‘Wonder,’ which debuted in the Top 10 of the Australian charts.
After that success she returned to Australia to work on the follow-up album ‘Bless This Mess’. Released in 2012 the album was another Top 10 hit in Australia. Over her career to date she has been nominated for five ARIA music awards and one APRA award.
In late 2014 she played two sold out London shows and released the well-received “Wah Ha” single with widespread radio support from the likes of Lauren Laverne and Jo Whiley in the UK.
Cathy Oates, Lisa’s Manager said “I feel we have found the right international home for Lisa as the team at Play It Again Sam are just as excited about the possibilities of this album as I am and we already feel a great level of support”.
Peter Thompson, Managing Director of Play It Again Sam said, “We are delighted to welcome Lisa to Play it Again Sam. As big fans of her work we think she is a unique songwriter and performer. Her new album is sounding amazing and we feel Lisa has the potential to reach an international audience.”
To hear ‘Wah Ha’ by Lisa Mitchell please click on this Soundcloud link: