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

Clairy Browne
09.01 Merri Soul Sessions - Sydney Festival  Sydney, NSW
10.01 Merri Soul Sessions - Summer of Soul Festival Sydney, NSW
16.01 Merri Soul Sessions - Mona Foma Hobart, TAS
17.01 Merri Soul Sessions - Sundown Sessions Perth, WA
21.01 Merri Soul Sessions - Tamworth Festival Tamworth, WA
22.01 Merri Soul Sessions - The Tivoli Brisbane, QLD
23.01 Merri Soul Sessions - The Tivoli Brisbane, QLD
31.01 Merri Soul Sessions - Norwood Concert Hall Adelaide, SA
06.02 Merri Soul Sessions - Twilight at Taronga Sydney, NSW
07.02 Merri Soul Sessions - Melbourne Zoo Melbourne, VIC
10.02 Merri Soul Sessions - Darwin Entertainment Centre Darwin, NT
11.02 Merri Soul Sessions - Darwin Entertainment Centre Darwin, NT
High Tension
27.11 Blackwire Records Sydney, NSW
28.11 Beatdisc Records Sydney, NSW
29.11 Corrimbal Pub Wollongong, NSW
05.12 John Curtin Hotel Melbourne, VIC
31.12 The Reverence Hotel Melbourne, VIC
Young Magic
21.11 Oxford Art Factory Sydney, NSW
22.11 Shebeen Melbourne, VIC
23.11 Strawberry Fields Festival Melbourne, VIC
27.11 Black Bear Lodge Brisbane, QLD
28.11 Elsewhere Gold Coast, QLD
Real Estate
24.02 Howler Melbourne, VIC
25.02 Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
26.02 Oxford Art Factory Sydney, NSW
27.02 The Zoo Brisbane, QLD


31.12 The Reverence Hotel Melbourne, VIC
Parquet Courts


27.02 Perth Festival Perth, WA
04.03 Manning Bar Sydney, NSW
05.03 The Zoo Brisbane, QLD
06.03 The Hi-Fi Melbourne, VIC
07.03 Golden Plains Meredith, VIC
The Snowdroppers
06.12 Factory Theatre Sydney, NSW
Olympic Ayres
03.12 EMC Play Kings Cross, NSW
12.12 Marmalade Skies Festival Goulburn, NSW
20.11 Fowlers Adelaide, SA
21.11 The Zoo Brisbane, QLD
22.11 Alhambra Lounge Brisbane, QLD
23.11 The Northern Byron Bay, NSW
27.11 The Metro Theatre Sydney, NSW
28.11 The Small Ballroom Newcastle, NSW
29.11 Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
30.11 Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
06.12 The Capitol Perth, WA
Slow Club
15.01 Northcote Social Club Melbourne, VIC
16.01 Black Bear Lodge Brisbane, QLD
17.01 Newtown Social Club Sydney, NSW
Stella Angelico
20.11 Cherry Bar Melbourne, VIC
13.02 Riverboats Music Festival Echuca, VIC
05.12 Rocket Bar Adelaide, SA
06.12 The Toff in Town Melbourne, VIC
12.12 Alhambra Lounge Brisbane, QLD
13.12 Festival of the Sun Port Macquarie, NSW
17.12 Beach Road Hotel Bondi, NSW
30.12 NYE on the Hill Melbourne, VIC
The Antlers
11.02 The Brightside Brisbane, QLD
13.02 Oxford Art Factory Sydney, NSW
14.02 Recital Centre Melbourne, VIC
15.02 Perth Festival Perth, WA
French For Rabbits
05.12 Darkroom Christchurch, NZ
07.12 Fairfield House Nelson, NZ
10.12 House Concert Napier, NZ
11.12 Wine Cellar Auckland, NZ
12.12 Rogue Stage Presents Rotorua, NZ
13.12 Vogelmorn Hall Wellington, NZ
19.12 Acacia Bay Hall Taupo, NZ
20.12 The Moorings Wellington, NZ
Conor Orbest
07.03 Golden Plains Festival Meredith, VIC
The Waifs
20.11 Fremantle Arts Centre Fremantle, WA
27.11 Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs, NT
29.11 Gorgeous Festival Adelaide, SA
30.11 Queenscliff Music Festival Queenscliff, VIC
01.12 Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
03.12 Anita's Theatre Thirroul, NSW
04.12 Canberra Theatre Canberra, ACT
06.12 Bangalow A & I Hall Bangalow, NSW
07.12 Miami Marketta Gold Coast, QLD
09.12 Events Centre Caloundra, QLD
10.12 Pilbeam Theatre Rockhampton, QLD
11.12 Hellenic Hall Hobart, TAS
13.12 Fremantle Arts Centre Fremantle, WA
14.12 Old Broadwater Farm Busselton, WA
Delaney Davidson
20.11 Kaitaki Ferry Kaitaki, NZ
20.11 Space Monster Whanganul, NZ
21.11 Meow Wellington, NZ
23.11 Raumati Social Club Raumati, NZ
26.11 King St Live Masterton, NZ
27.11 The Sitting Room Napier, NZ
28.11 The Pumphouse Thames, NZ
29.11 The Tuning Fork Auckland, NZ
30.11 The Sawmill Cafe Leigh, NZ
03.12 The Tin Shed Featherston, NZ
07.12 Kaitaki Ferry Kaitaki, NZ
How To Dress Well
21.01 Kings Arms Auckland, NZ
23.01 The Aurora Sydney, NSW
24.01 Sugar Mountain Festival Melbourne, VIC
Courtney Barnett
20.11 Molotow Exil Hamburg, Germany
22.11 Atomic Cafe Munich, Germany
23.11 Chelsea Vienna, Austria
25.11 Tunnel Milan, Itlay
26.11 FRI-SON Fribourg, Switzerland
27.11 Rote Fabrik Clubraum Roches, Switzerland
30.11 La Peniche Lille, France
02.12 Le Marche Gare Lyon, France
03.12 Rock School Barbey Bordeaux, France
04.12 Various Brighton Venues Brighton, UK
05.12 Alexandra Palace London, UK
16.01 Triple J's Beat The Drum  Sydney, NSW
31.01 Laneway Festival Brisbane, QLD
01.02 Laneway Festival Sydney, NSW
06.02 Laneway Festival Adelaide, SA
07.02 Laneway Festival Melbourne, VIC
08.02 Laneway Festival Fremantle, WA
07.03 Golden Plains Festival Meredith, VIC
Mel Parsons
31.12 Woodford Folk Festival Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QLD
13.03 WOMAD Taranaki, NZ
Marlon Williams
20.11 Mullum Music Festival Mullumbimby, NSW
28.11 Queenscliff Music Festival Queenscliff, VIC
05.12 Yarra Hotel Melbourne, VIC
06.12 Yarra Hotel Melbourne, VIC
10.12 The Vanguard Sydney, NSW
12.12 Meredith Music Festival Meredith, VIC
10.01 Summer of Soul Mossvale Park, VIC
27.02 Nannup Music Festival Nannup, WA
06.03 Port Fairy Folk Festival Port Fairy, VIC
The Amity Affliction
08.01 Macquarie Wharf Hobart, TAS
09.01 Wool Exchange Geelong, VIIC
10.01 Unify - A Music Gathering Gippsland, VIC
11.01 Wool Exchange Geelong, VIC
13.01 ANU Bar Canberra, ACT
14.01 Waves Wollongong, NSW
15.01 Panthers Penrith, NSW
16.01 Panthers Newcastle, NSW
17.01 Coolangatta Hotel Gold Coast, QLD
19.01 Community Centre Lake Kawana, QLD
22.01 Discovery Darwin, NT
23.01 Union Jack Cairns, QLD
24.01 The Venue Townsville, QLD
26.01 Bridgeway Hotel Pooraka, SA
29.01 Metropolis Fremantle, WA
30.01 Albany Leisure & Aquatic Centre Albany, WA
31.01 Regional Entertainment Centre Bunbury, WA
20.11 Melbourne Music Week Melbourne, VIC
27.11 The Hi-Fi Sydney, NSW
28.12 Falls Festival Lorne, VIC
30.12 Falls Festival Byron Bay, NSW
31.12 NYE at The Espy Melbourne, VIC
22.11 Red Hill Auditorium Perth, WA
29.11 Riverstage Brisbane, QLD
31.12 Rhythm and Alps Festival Wanaka, NZ
Ty Segall
11.12 The Bakery Perth, WA
12.12 Meredith Music Festival Meredith, VIC
14.12 Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
15.12 Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
17.12 Oxford Art Factory Sydney, NSW
18.12 Oxford Art Factory Sydney, NSW
19.12 The Zoo Brisbane, QLD
20.12 The Northern Byron Bay, QLD
Kid Radio
22.11 The Workers Club Melbourne, VIC
31.12 Yarraville Club Melbourne, VIC
Dave Dobbyn


22.11 Red Hill Auditorium Perth, WA
29.11 Riverstage Brisbane, QLD
Oh Mercy
20.11 Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
21.11 Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
The Black Seeds
15.11 The Bedford at CPIT Christchurch, NZ
22.11 Red Hill Auditorium Perth, WA
27.11 Prince Bandroom Melbourne, VIC
28.11 The Metro Sydney, NSW
29.11 Riverstage Brisbane, QLD
26.12 Coroglen Tavern Coroglen, NZ
27.12 Brewers Fields Mt Maunganui, NZ
28.12 Riwaka Hotel Nelson/Riwaka, NZ
29.12 Station Village Lower Hutt, NZ
30.12 Riverside Park Taupo, NZ
31.12 Butlers Reef New Plymouth, NZ
02.01 Opononi Hotel Opononi, NZ
03.01 Mangawhai Tavern Mangawhai, NZ