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.

Native Tongue is closely associated with Mana Music which is the major music supervisor for feature films, television series, and documentaries in Australia and New Zealand. As a result Native Tongue is in a strong position to place its writer's songs in the wide range of projects.

A similar situation applies in respect to television commercials where once again Mana Music is the major provider of licensing services to the advertising agencies.


+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


Native Tongue is pleased to welcome young electro-rockers Bang Bang Eche to the family. After touring the US and UK supporting Har Mar Superstar, the band played 10 shows during SXSW where Rolling Stone summed up their live show perfectly, "A 15-minute set from impossibly young kiwi synth-garage punx, walking line between savage, spasmodic and huggable."

"Here at Bang Bang Eche, we only sign deals with the sexiest motherfuckers in the business. So when we were on the lookout for a publishing deal, we made sure that we got the hottest babes around to sell our shit to the real big companies & stuff. Native Tongue are those sexy babes, and together, we're gonna make mad fucking bank like when JT made that McDonalds jingle." – Bang Bang Eche

On Tour

American Authors
19.09 The Hi-Fo Brisbane, QLD
20.09 Prince Bandroom Melbourne, VIC
21.09 The Metro Theatre Sydney, NSW
24.09 Powerstation Auckland, NZ
07.08 Spirit Bar Traralgon, VIC
09.08 The Union Wagga Wagga, NSW
14.08 Northshore Tavern Whitfords, WA
15.08 Indi Bar Scarborough, WA
16.08 Amplifier Perth, WA
17.08 Dunsborough Tavern Dunsborough, WA
30.08 Pirie & Co Social Club Adelaide, SA
05.09 Hotel New York Launceston, TAS
06.09 Republic Bar Hobart, TAS
10.09 Big Sound Brisbane, QLD
13.09 Originals Festival Noosa, QLD
18.09 Armidale Club Armidale, NSW
19.09 Newtown Social Club Sydney, NSW
20.09 Cambridge Hotel Newcastle, NSW
03.10 Torquay Hotel Torquay, VIC
04.10 The Hi-Fi Melbourne, VIC
10.10 The Zoo Brisbane, QLD
11.10 Racehorse Hotel Ipswitch, QLD
12.10 Surfers Paradise Beergarden Surfers Paradise, QLD
24.10 Byron Bay Surf Festival Byron Bay, NSW
Cameron Avery (The Growl)
03.09 The Vanguard Sydney, NSW
04.09 Black Bear Lodge Brisbane, QLD
05.09 The Workers Club Melbourne, VIC
13.09 Mojo's Bar Fremantle, WA
The Snowdroppers
23.08 The Cambridge Hotel Newcastle, NSW
Olympic Ayres
10.09 Big Sound Brisbane, QLD
04.10 Newtown Social Club Sydney, NSW
01.08 Fowlers Adelaide, SA
02.08 The Bakery Perth, WA
01.08 Rocket Bar Adelaide, SA
02.08 Grace Darling Melbourne, VIC
07.08 Prince of Wales Bunbury, WA
09.08 Amplifier Bar Perth, WA
15.08 The Waiting Room Brisbane, QLD
16.08 Brighton Up Bar Sydney, NSW
Stella Angelico
16.08 Howler Melbourne, VIC
21.08 Cherry Bar Melbourne, VIC
08.08 Brighton Up Bar Sydney, NSW
09.08 The Grace Darling Melbourne, VIC
29.08 The Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
31.08 The Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
13.09 The Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
10.09 Big Sound Brisbane, QLD
31.08 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival Seattle, WA
01.09 Dough Fir Lounge Portland, OR
03.09 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA
04.09 Echo Los Angeles, CA
06.09 Lou Fest Saint Louis, MO
Slow Dancer
01.08 The Kelvin Club Melbourne, VIC
08.08 The Kelvin Club Melbourne, VIC
15.08 The Kelvin Club Melbourne, VIC
22.08 The Kelvin Club Melbourne, VIC
24.08 The Workers Club Melbourne, VIC
29.08 The Kelvin Club Melbourne, VIC
31.08 The Workers Club Melbourne, VIC
The Waifs
28.11 Queenscliff Music Festival Queenscliff, VIC
Marlon Williams
01.08 Main Bar Ballarat, VIC
02.08 Newtown Social Club Sydney, NSW
03.08 Lizotte's Newcastle, NSW
06.08 Armidale Club Armidale, NSW
07.08 Black Bear Lodge Brisbane, QLD
08.08 St Martins Parish Hall Mullumbimby, NSW
09.08 No.5 Church St Bellingen, NSW
10.08 Lizotte's Central Coast, NSW
12.08 The Front Gallery Canberra, ACT
14.08 Ararat Hotel Ararat, VIC
15.08 Harvester Moon Bellarine, VIC
16.08 Baby Black Cafe Bacchus Marsh, VIC
17.08 Bridge Hotel Castlemaine, VIC
21.08 Darwin Festival Darwin, NT
23.08 X-Wray Cafe Fremantle, WA
24.08 Settler's Tavern Margaret River, WA
26.08 Ellington Jazz Club Perth, WA
10.09 Big Sound Brisbane, QLD
Emma Russack
30.07 Yarra Hotel Melbourne, VIC
01.08 Bella Union Melbourne, VIC
02.08 Some Velvet Morning Melbourne, VIC
04.09 Yarra Hotel Melbourne, VIC
09.10 Mojo's Fremantle, WA
11.10 The Bird Perth, WA
Bombay Bicycle Club
25.09 The Forum Melbourne, VIC
27.09 The Tivoli Brisbane, QLD
28.09 Metro Theatre Sydney, NSW
The Amity Affliction
29.08 Red Hill Auditorium Perth, WA
30.08 Thebarton Theatre Adelaide, SA
31.08 Festival Hall Melbourne, VIC
04.08 Hordern Pavilion Sydney, NSW
05.08 Riverstage Brisbane, QLD
08.08 Caravan Music Club Oakleigh, VIC
09.08 The Substation Newport, VIC
03.10 Caloundra Music Festival Caloundra, QLD
18.10 Out on the Weekend Williamstown, VIC
Hollie Smith
27.07 Commonwealth Kiwi House Glasgow, UK
03.08 Commonwealth Kiwi House Glasgow, UK
04.08 Edinburgh Fringe Festival Edinburgh, UK
15.08 Kugelbahn Berlin, Germany
New Empire
01.08 The Hi-Fi - Under 18s Melbourne, VIC
01.08 The Hi Fi - Over 18s Melbourne, VIC
01.08 Stampede Bar Papakura, NZ
02.08 Brewers Mt Maunganui, NZ
07.08 Mayfair New Plymouth, NZ
08.08 Meow Wellington, NZ
09.08 Riwaka Hotel Riwaka, NZ
13.08 Mint Bar Wanaka, NZ
14.08 Base Queenstown, NZ
15.08 Re Fuel Dunedin, NZ
16.08 The Bedford @ CPSA CHCH, NZ
22.08 Powerstation Auckland, NZ
23.08 The Ballroom Whangarei, NZ
29.08 Shipwreck Gisborne, NZ
30.08 Sideline Bar Napier, NZ
07.08 Howler Melbourne, VIC
30.08 City Square Melbourne, VIC
19.09 Reeperbahn Festival Hamburg, Germany
20.09 Southsea Festival Portsmouth, UK
22.09 Venue 2 Birmingham, UK
23.09 CCA Glasgow, UK
24.09 Seabright Arms London, UK
25.09 Soup Kitchen Manchester, UK
26.09 Le Truskel Paris, France
Jess Harlen
08.08 Cinnabar Red Adelaide, SA
Jonathan Boulet
15.08 Northcote Social Club Melbourne, VIC
16.08 Pirie & Co. Social Club Adelaide, SA
21.08 Goodgod Small Club Sydney, NSW
28.08 Black Bear Lodge Brisbane, QLD
The Getaway Plan
03.09 Metropolis Fremantle, WA
04.09 The Gov Adelaide, SA
06.09 The Hi-Fi Brisbane, QLD
07.09 The Roundhouse Sydney, NSW
09.09 The Forum Melbourne, VIC
10.09 170 Russell Melbourne, VIC
10.09 Big Sound Brisbane, QLD
Split Seconds
01.08 Northcote Social Club Melbourne, VIC
02.08 Grace Darling Hotel Melbourne, VIC
03.08 Beav's Bar Geelong, VIC
15.08 Brighton Up Bar Sydney, NSW
16.08 The Gasometer Melbourne, VIC