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Mushroom celebrates 50 Years of Making Noise

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Mushroom Group is thrilled to announce a series of exciting events and initiatives will be held throughout 2023 to commemorate Mushroom’s 50th anniversary, culminating in a major concert featuring an all-star roster of artists. 

The blockbuster Mushroom 50 concert is planned for November with the line-up, venue and ticket details to be revealed. 

An exciting feature documentary will premiere in cinemas across Australia later this year, exploring the late Michael Gudinski’s remarkable career and the impact he had on both Australian music and culture. Expect more information on the film in the coming weeks. 

But for those who can’t wait to enjoy this iconic milestone, you’re in luck. Throughout the year the Group will also be releasing a special series of reimagined singles covering Mushroom classics from across the Group’s history.

Kicking off the series is one of Mushroom’s most successful bands and one of Australia’s biggest musical exports of the last 15 years. With over one billion streams, one million album sales, and platinum success across Australia, US and the UK, The Temper Trap today share their take on the 1988 ARIA Single Of The Year and top 30 Billboard hit in the US, ‘Under The Milky Way’ by The Church – listen here.

Over the coming weeks you’ll hear stunning works released from the likes of Missy Higgins, Bliss n Eso, and Australian icon Paul Kelly – with many more big names to be revealed throughout the year culminating in a Mushroom 50 album. This will include the entire collection of songs, serving as the definitive compilation of reimagined Mushroom music.

A range of limited-edition Mushroom 50 merchandise is also available from today. The items feature both vintage and modern designs, celebrating Mushroom Group’s evolution. Visit mushroom50.com to snag your swag before it sells out. 

This news is just the beginning, expect more exciting announcements to come in the months ahead. 

Quotes attributable to Mushroom Group Chief Executive, Matt Gudinski

“Mushroom Group’s legacy is something we’re extremely proud of and we have big plans to commemorate it. So many amazing people and artists have formed part of our story and this anniversary is about celebrating our history and future.” 

“The Mushroom 50 concert will feature a huge line-up of sensational artists, celebrating some of Australia’s most iconic songs – this will be a once in a lifetime event.”

We’ve teamed up with some of the best artists in the world to deliver these reimagined Mushroom hits. Each artist is bringing their own distinct sound and vision to their cover. I’m sure you’ll love them.”

About the Mushroom Group

In 1972, a 19-year-old Michael Gudinski formed Mushroom Records and Mushroom Music Publishing in Melbourne. The company released its first album in April 1973, the landmark Sunbury 1973, The Great Australian Rock Festival – the first Australian triple album.

It didn’t take long for Mushroom to make a significant impact on the Australian music scene. By the mid ‘70s, Mushroom was at the epicentre of a seismic shift in the way Australians interacted with music and live entertainment, and things were never the same.

Since then, Mushroom has been a driving force of near every element of the region’s music and entertainment industry, broadcasting Australian culture across the globe and bringing the world’s brightest talent to our doorstep. 

Over the decades, Mushroom has blossomed into a group of around two-dozen specialist music and entertainment companies that are each leaders in their respective fields. The Mushroom Group now incorporates international and domestic touring, booking agencies, artist and talent management, record labels, music publishing, merchandising, creative and marketing services, venues, exhibition and event production, film production and distribution, and more.

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