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.


+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

Toumani & Sidiki
07.03 Womadelaide Adelaide, SA
Orquesta Buena Vista Social
07.03 Womadelaide Adelaide, SA
09.03 Brisbane Concert Hall Brisbane, QLD
11.03 Hamer Hall Melbourne, VIC
13.03 Sydney Opera House Sydney, NSW
15.03 WOMAD New Plymouth, NZ
Dave Dobbyn
24.01 Mills Reef Winery Tauranga, NZ
25.01 Villa Maria Estate Winery Auckland, NZ
07.02 Ascension Wine Estate Auckland, NZ
12.02 Black Barn Vineyards Havelock North, NZ
13.02 Black Barn Vineyards Havelock North, NZ
14.02 Luna Estate Martinborough, NZ
20.02 Vilagrad Vineyard and Winery Hamilton, NZ
21.02 Sentry Hill Winery New Plymouth, NZ
26.02 Neudorf Vineyards Upper Moutere, NZ
28.02 Waipara Hills Winery Amberley, NZ
Clairy Browne
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
08.02 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
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
Born Lion
31.01 Lansdowne Hotel Sydney, NSW
30.01 Gasometer Melbourne, VIC
04.02 Rad Bar Wollongong, NSW
05.02 Frankie's Bar Sydney, NSW
07.02 Trainspotters Brisbane, QLD
14.02 Crown & Anchor Adelaide, SA
Parquet Courts


27.02 Perth Festival Perth, WA
28.02 Secret Garden Festival Sydney, NSW
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
Anthonie Tonnon
05.03 The Yot Club Raglan, NZ
06.03 Space Monster Whanganui, NZ
07.03 Moon One Wellington, NZ
08.03 Great Job Palmerston North, NZ
12.03 Barrytown Settler's Hall Barrytown, NZ
13.03 Wunderbar Lyttelton, NZ
14.03 Chick's Hotel Port Chalmers, NZ
15.03 The Sherwood Queenstown, NZ
18.03 The Star Tavern Westport, NZ
19.03 The Mussel Inn Onekaka, NZ
20.03 St Pete's Hall Paekakariki, NZ
21.03 The Cabana Napier, NZ
22.03 The Dome Gisborne, NZ
28.03 TBA Auckland, NZ
23.01 Waywards Sydney, NSW
05.02 107 Projects Sydney, NSW
06.02 The Grace Darling Melbourne, VIC
Cameron Avery (The Growl)
28.01 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
17.01 The Rosemount Perth, WA
29.01 North Freo Pub Crawl Perth, W
Ali Barter
24.01 The Workers Club Melbourne, VIC
03.04 Boogie Festival Tallarook, VIC
Stella Angelico
13.02 Riverboats Music Festival Echuca, VIC
Glass Vaults
20.01 Auckland Art Gallery's Open Late Night Show Auckland, NZ
23.01 The Rogue Stage Rotorua, NZ
24.01 The Golden Dawn - Tavern Of Power Auckland, NZ
07.02 Moon 1 Wellington, NZ
25.01 The Hi-Fi 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
Conor Orbest
25.02 The Triffid Brisbane, QLD
26.02 Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
28.02 Melbourne Zoo Twilights Melbourne, VIC
02.03 Powerstation Auckland, NZ
04.03 Metro Theatre Sydney, NSW
05.03 Anitas Thirroul, NSW
06.03 Taronga Zoo Twilight Sydney, NSW
09.03 Golden Plains Festival Meredith, VIC
Delaney Davidson
26.01 The Wine Cellar Auckland, NZ
04.03 The Spotted Mallard (Brunswick Music Festival) Melbourne, VIC
Meghan Trainor
27.04 Big Top at Luna Park Sydney, NSW
30.04 The Forum Melbourne, VIC
Courtney Barnett
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
08.03 Panama Festival Golconda, TAS
29.05 Bottlerock Festival Napa, US
11.06 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Tennessee, US
Mel Parsons
13.03 WOMAD Taranaki, NZ
Marlon Williams
22.01 Tamworth Country Music Festival West Tamworth, NSW
23.01 Tamworth Country Music Festival West Tamworth, NSW
24.01 Tamworth Country Music Festival West Tamworth, NSW
13.02 Chicks Hotel Dunedin, NZ
14.02 St Michael's Church Christchurch, NZ
20.02 Tuning Fork Auckland, NZ
21.02 San Fran Wellington, NZ
27.02 Nannup Music Festival Nannup, WA
06.03 Port Fairy Folk Festival Port Fairy, VIC
27.03 The Hills Are Alive Festival The Farm, VIC
09.04 The Gasometer Melbourne, VIC
10.04 Black Bear Lodge Brisbane, QLD
16.04 Mojos Fremantle, WA
18.04 Jimmy's Den Perth, WA
The Amity Affliction
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
22.01 Beach Hotel Byron Bay, NSW
23.01 Racecourse Hotel Ipswitch, QLD
24.01 Oz Fest Miami Tavern Gold Coast, QLD
25.01 Oz Fest Waterfront Hotel Sunshine Coast, QLD
06.02 Chelsea Heights Hotel Chelsea Heights, VIC
07.02 Village Green Mulgrave, VIC
22.02 Paddy's Albury Albury, VIC
27.02 Hellenic Hall Hobart, TAS
28.02 Mordialloc Food & Wine Festival Mordialloc, VIC
12.03 Black Swan Hall Bendigo, VIC
13.03 The Forum Melbourne, VIC
14.03 The Metro Theatre Sydney, NSW
20.03 The Gov Adelaide, SA
21.03 The Triffid  Brisbane, QLD
26.03 Prince of Wales Bunbury, WA
27.03 The Capitol Perth, WA
28.03 Dunsborough Tavern Dunsborough, WA
29.03 Newport Hotel Fremantle, WA
Cut Off Your Hands
11.02 Kings Arms Auckland, NZ
24.01 Tamworth Music Festival  Tamworth, NSW
20.03 Railway Club Darwin, NT
31.01 MEOW Wellington, NZ
Don McGlashan
24.01 Mills Reef Winery Tauranga, NZ
25.01 Villa Maria Estate Winery Auckland, NZ
07.02 Ascension Wine Estate Auckland, NZ
12.02 Black Barn Vineyards Havelock North, NZ
13.02 Black Barn Vineyards Havelock North, NZ
14.02 Luna Estate Martinborough, NZ
20.02 Vilagrad Vineyard and Winery Hamilton, NZ
21.02 Sentry Hill Winery New Plymouth, NZ
26.02 Neudorf Vineyards Upper Moutere, NZ
28.02 Waipara Hills Winery Amberley, NZ
06.02 Electric Avenue Music Festival Christchurch, NZ
11.04 Matisse Beach Club Perth, WA
28.01 Australian Open Melbourne, VIC
20.02 Kyneton Music Festival Kyneton, VIC
The Getaway Plan
23.01 Golden Vine Bendigo, VIC
24.01 Pelican Bar Frankston, VIC
25.01 Doncaster Shoppingtown Hotel Doncaster, VIC
29.01 The Loft Warrnambool, VIC
30.01 Torquay Hotel Torquay, VIC
31.01 Riverview Tavern Tarwin Lower, VIC
15.05 Newtown Social Club Sydney, NSW
16.05 Newtown Social Club Sydney, NSW
22.05 Corner Hotel Melbourne, VIC
23.05 Republic Bar Hobart, TAS
29.05 Fowlers Live Adelaide, SA
05.06 The Brightside Brisbane, QLD
12.06 Rosemount Hotel Perth, WA
Sola Rosa
24.01 Festival of Lights New Plymouth, NZ
25.01 Auckland Seafood Festival Auckland, NZ
29.01 Wanderlust Great Lake Taupo, NZ
07.02 Raglan Club Raglan, NZ
08.02 Villgrad Winery Hamilton, NZ
Oh Mercy
28.02 Secret Garden Festival Sydney, NSW
Kieran Ryan
07.02 The Wheatsheaf Hotel Adelaide, SA
The Black Seeds
07.02 One Love Festival Tauranga, NZ
14.02 Marlborough Wine & Food Festival Blenheim, NZ
07.03 Pounamu Vibes 2015 Christchurch, NZ