L-R: Brad Cox; Kurt Bailey (Manager of Brad Cox and Director of Mirror Music Group); Denis Handlin AO (Chairman and CEO of Australia and New Zealand and President of Asia, Sony Music Entertainment)
Sony Music Entertainment Australia is thrilled to announce that Brad Cox has signed an exclusive worldwide recording deal with Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
A talented singer and songwriter, Brad has already made an impact on the Australian country music scene taking out the Toyota Star Maker title in 2018. The Jindabyne native is a two-time Golden Guitar Awards nominee, receiving nominations for his debut self-titled album at this year’s Awards (Contemporary Album of the Year and New Talent of the Year ). Brad has supported the likes of Randy Houser, Jon Pardi, Brett Eldridge, Lee Kernaghan, Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont (of the McClymonts) on tour, as well as selling out his own shows and playing everything from caravan parks to pubs, clubs and major festivals including CMC Rocks Festival and the Gympie Music Muster. To date, Brad in his own right has amassed over 3.5 million combined global streams.
Denis Handlin AO, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand and President of Asia said: “We are very excited to welcome Brad Cox to the Sony Music family. Brad is one of Australia’s brightest new country music stars and we have significant local and international ambitions for him as we work to break him to a global audience. Brad’s songwriting ability and musicianship is world class and we are proud and honoured to be part of his long journey ahead moving forward.”
On signing with Sony Music Entertainment Australia, Brad Cox, said: “I’ve worked so hard on my career over many years from the ground up, and for me it’s extremely humbling to know that Sony Music also has the same belief in my music that I do. I’m really excited to be working closely with Denis and the team to take this to the next level locally and internationally.”
Kurt Bailey, Brad Cox’s Manager and Director of Mirror Music Group comments: “Brad is such an authentic country artist, and someone that Australia has been wanting for a long time. He’s only 24 and has a huge vision for his career and we’re thrilled to partner with Sony Music to take Bradto the world stage where he belongs.”
Brad Cox is currently working on his sophomore record that will be released by Sony Music Entertainment Australia in early 2020, with new music from the forthcoming album to be released later in the year.