Dean McLachlan named Creative Manager of MMP in addition to General Manager of Bloodlines

In addition to Dean McLachlan’s role as General Manager of the Mushroom Group’s latest imprint, Bloodlines, Dean has been named Creative Manager of Mushroom Music Publishing.

In his expanded role, Dean is charged with maintaining creative publishing relationships with many of the writers with whom he works at Bloodlines, including Mark Seymour, James Reyne, Ross Wilson, Suze DeMarchi and Ian Moss, as well as many of our other iconic Australian writers, such as Daryl Braithwaite and Shane Howard. Longtime Mushroomer, Bill Page, will continue as Creative Manager for Mushroom Music Publishing on a part-time basis, working with a select number of writers including Pip Norman and Dom Mariani.

Dean’s appointment further strengthens Head of A&R Linda Bosidis’ creative team at Mushroom Music Publishing and provides another example of Mushroom Group’s strategy to bring its publishing and recording divisions closer together.

Chris Maund, COO of Mushroom Labels and Music Publishing, said, “Over 20 years Dean has cultivated amazing relationships with so many of our iconic Australian artists, writers and managers that it simply makes sense for him to work with them in both our recording and publishing divisions. We greatly look forward to Dean applying his trademark passion and enthusiasm to this expanded role and growing this critical part of our business”.