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

Born Lion
20.09 Spectrum Sydney, NSW
25.10 Factory Theatre Sydney, NSW
06.12 Factory Theatre Sydney, NSW
Glass Animals
28.12 Falls Festival Lorne, VIC
29.12 Falls Festival Marion Bay, TAS
30.12 Falls Festival Byron, NSW
03.01 Southbound Festival Busselton, WA
American Authors
19.09 The Hi-Fi Brisbane, QLD
20.09 Prince Bandroom Melbourne, VIC
21.09 The Metro Theatre Sydney, NSW
24.09 Powerstation Auckland, NZ
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
27.10 Horncastle Arena Christchurch, NZ
29.10 Town Hall Dunedin, NZ
31.10 TSB Bank Arena Wellington, NZ
01.11 Vector Arena Auckland, NZ
The Snowdroppers
20.09 Small World Festival Sydney, NSW
23.10 Sydney Blues & Roots Festival Windsor, NSW
Olympic Ayres
10.09 Big Sound Brisbane, QLD
03.10 Alhambra Lounge Brisbane, QLD
04.10 Newtown Social Club Sydney, NSW
05.10 Fourwords/Rhino Adelaide, SA
09.10 Boney Melbourne, VIC
10.10 Elsewhere Gold Coast, QLD
11.10 Transit Bar Canberra, ACT
Mel Parsons


06.09 SIT Centrestage Theatre Invercargill, NZ
09.09 Donovan's Okarito, NZ
10.09 Old Lodge Theatre Hokitika, NZ
11.09 Settles Hall Barrytown, NZ
12.09 NBS Theatre Westport, NZ
13.09 Playhouse Theatre Mapua, NZ
14.09 Mussel Inn Onekaka, NZ
16.09 Royal Opera House Waganui, NZ
17.09 Theatre Royal New Plymouth, NZ
18.09 Tokoroa Little Tokoroa, NZ
19.09 Town Hall Whitianga, NZ
20.09 Coromandel Bowling Club Coromandel, NZ
21.09 Kauaeranga Hall Kauaeranga, NZ
23.09 The Turner Centre Kerikeri, NZ
24.09 Copthorne Hokianga Dargaville, NZ
26.09 The Riverbank Centre Whangarei, NZ
27.09 OSPA Theatre Onewhero, NZ
28.09 Baycourt X SPace Tauranga, NZ
01.10 Expressions Upper Hutt, NZ
03.10 Balcairn Hall Balcarin, NZ
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
18.09 Karova Lounge Ballarat, VIC
01.10 Water Rats London, UK
02.10 Fallow Cafe Manchester, UK
03.10 Nice & Sleazy Glasgow, UK
04.10 Alfie Birds Birmingham, UK
12.11 The Hi-Fi Brisbane, QLD
13.11 The Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
14.11 The Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
15.11 Metro Theatre Sydney, NSW
30.12 NYE on the Hill Melbourne, VIC
French For Rabbits
06.09 Vic Theatre Denvonport, NZ
19.09 Darkroom Christchurch, NZ
The Eastern
23.10 The Wheatsheaf Hotel Adelaide, SA
Heroes For Hire
18.10 UTS Underground Sydney, NSW
The Waifs
28.11 Queenscliff Music Festival Queenscliff, VIC
29.11 Gorgeous Festival Adelaide, SA
Marlon Williams
10.09 Big Sound Brisbane, QLD
20.09 Jamgrass Festival Adelaide, SA
28.09 Wave Rock Festival Perth, WA
11.10 Astor Theatre Perth, WA
15.10 The Metro Sydney, NSW
16.10 The Corner Melbourne, VIC
19.10 Meeniyan Town Hall Meeniyan, VIC
22.10 The Tivoli Brisbane, QLD
23.10 The Bedford Christchurch, NZ
25.10 The Tuning Fork Auckland, NZ
20.11 Mullum Music Festival Mullumbimby, NSW
28.11 Queenscliff Music Festival Queenscliff, VIC
12.12 Meredith Music Festival Meredith, VIC
Emma Russack
04.09 Yarra Hotel Melbourne, VIC
09.10 Mojo's Fremantle, WA
10.10 Swings & Roundabouts Margaret River, WA
11.10 The Bird Perth, WA
07.11 The Front Gallery Canberra, ACT
Bombay Bicycle Club
25.09 The Forum Melbourne, VIC
27.09 The Tivoli Brisbane, QLD
28.09 Metro Theatre Sydney, NSW
05.09 The Union Club Hotel Wagga Wagga, NSW
06.09 The Armadale Club Armadale, NSW
12.09 Ric's Bar Brisbane, QLD
13.09 The Originals Music Festival Noosa, QLD
17.09 Hoey Moey Coffs Harbour, NSW
18.09 Cambridge Hotel Newcastle, NSW
19.09 Waves Wollongong, NSW
20.09 Collector Hotel Parramatta, NSW
25.09 Anu Bar Canberra, ACT
26.09 Area Hotel Griffith, NSW
11.10 The Workers Club Melbourne, VIC
17.10 Karova Lounge Ballarat, VIC
18.10 Torquay Hotel Torquay, VIC
23.10 The Loft Warrnambool, VIC
24.10 Unibar Adelaide, SA
28.12 Falls Festival Lorne, VIC
30.12 Falls Festival Byron Bay, NSW
26.09 The Bedford @ CPIT Christchurch, NZ
27.09 Sammy's Dunedin, NZ
28.09 Loco Catina Queenstown, NZ
03.10 Powerstation Auckland, NZ
04.10 James Cabaret Wellington, NZ
28.12 Falls Festival Lorne, VIC
29.12 Falls Festival Marion Bay, TAS
30.12 Falls Festival Byron, NSW
03.01 Southbound Festival Busselton, WA
Ty Segall
11.12 The Bakery Perth, WA
12.12 Meredith Music Festival Meredith, VIC
14.12 Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
17.12 Oxford Art Factory Sydney, NSW
19.12 The Zoo Brisbane, QLD
20.12 The Northern Byron Bay, QLD
Kid Radio
03.11 The Toff in Town Melbourne, VIC
22.11 The Workers Club Melbourne, VIC
25.09 Settlers Tavern Margaret River, WA
26.09 Studio Bomba Perth, WA
27.09 Wave Rock Weekender Perth, WA
03.10 Caloundra Music Festival Caloundra, QLD
18.10 Out on the Weekend Williamstown, VIC
03.11 Northcote Social Club Melbourne, VIC
06.11 The Old Museum Brisbane, QLD
07.11 Newtown Social Club Sydney, NSW
02.10 Moon Wellington, NZ
03.10 Whanganui Savage Club Whanganui, NZ
04.10 St Peters Village Hall Paekakariki, NZ
09.10 Wunderbar Christchurch, NZ
10.10 Chicks Hotel Dunedin, NZ
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
06.11 Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
08.11 Adelaide Uni Bar Adelaide, SA
09.11 The Bakery Perth, WA
11.11 Newtown Social Club Sydney, NSW
12.11 Newtown Social Club Sydney, NSW
19.11 Black Bear Lodge Brisbane, QLD
20.11 Black Bear Lodge Brisbane, QLD
21.11 Darwin Railway Club Darwin, NT
Jess Harlen
03.10 Caloundra Music Festival Caloundra, QLD
Julia Deans
26.09 St Peters Hall Paekakariki, Wellington
Sola Rosa
24.10 Dux Live Christchurch, NZ
31.10 San Fran Wellington, NZ
01.11 Tuning Fork Auckland, NZ