Laneway Music was founded in September 2015 to make artists music available on all platforms worldwide for fans to enjoy, and to ensure that artists would be paid fairly for their music on time, every time.
Truth be told, Laneway was born from a somewhat selfish perspective - we were unable to access some of our favourite artists on digital platforms, and decided to do something about it.
Since then, we have added an electronic label - Ekko Music - where our artists in that genre live. Ekko understands that the electronic world requires a slightly different approach to the rock world, and is designed with that in mind.
Our philosophy is simple.
Music should be accessible for fans to access and enjoy on the various and evolving digital platforms.
Music should be preserved and not 'lost'.
Artists should be compensated for their music in a transparent, respectful and fair way.
At Laneway & Ekko - we're about the artists and the music.
WHO WE ARE
Vincent Donato started his career in the music industry as a musician, and then worked for Mushroom Records in the mid-80s.
As an entertainment industry accountant he moved to Network Ten, followed by Shock Records, before returning to Mushroom as the Commercial Director and founded the highly successful Liberator Music label.
Vincent then founded record label 'Third Verse' before starting Laneway Music.
Dan Bradley has a long and successful history in media as a programmer and brand strategist.
Background includes leading the content strategy and execution of the iconic rock station Triple M Melbourne, New Zealand's alternative Radio Hauraki, and 102.9 Hot Tomato on the Gold Coast. Dan was one of the two programmers to design and launch the Nova FM network in Australia.