One of the most iconic catalogues in Australian music will be brought into a new era with Cold Chisel announcing the formation of their own label imprint and a change of distributor in Australia and New Zealand.
It’s been over 35 years since Cold Chisel signed a recording contract with WEA (now known as Warner Music) and since that time the band has sold over six million albums. The rights to all of Cold Chisel’s recordings recently reverted to the band for the first time so they have now decided to form their own imprint, Cold Chisel Music. They have also decided to shift their distribution to the Universal Music Group. This will be effective from October 1.
Cold Chisel’s imprint will not seek to release recordings by anyone other than the band itself. It will release the band’s complete existing catalogue and new Cold Chisel releases are eventually expected to flow under this new structure.