Since the Group’s inception in ’73 when a young Michael Gudinski formed Mushroom Records and Mushroom Music Publishing, Mushroom has grown to become a collective of near two dozen specialist brands who are each leaders in their own right across the music and entertainment industry. Incorporating international and domestic touring, booking agencies, record labels, merchandising, music publishing, creative and marketing services, venues, exhibition and events production, film and television production; there is almost no end to what the Mushroom Group is involved in and can offer.
One unique aspect of our collective and a core part of our ongoing success at Mushroom is our operating ethos and our focus on the individuality and independence of each company within the Mushroom Group collective. This grants each brand and its people total freedom of operation, with the benefit of being part of Australia’s largest network of independent music and entertainment specialists.
In 2021, Michael’s son Matt Gudinski was named as the Group’s new Chief Executive after two decades in the family business, with Mushroom in its best position to date – which is no mean feat in our industry. We are a family-orientated company, and that family includes our artists, staff and partners. Mushroom is called home by over 200 of Australia and New Zealand’s most experienced, creative and passionate people; and we work closely with thousands of artists and organisations worldwide – year in, year out. These are just some of the reasons that make us Australia’s leading independent music and entertainment family.