SMG (Star Music Group of Companies) is an Australian based company group specialising in the creation of Audio & Visual productions pertaining to the Industries of Music, Film, Entertainment and Audio Publishing.
SMG comprises a Recording Company, Publishing Company and Artist Management Company that have professionally serviced the recording & entertainment industries for the past 20 years and is affiliated with organisations such as APRA, AMCOS, ARIA and the SPA.
SMG recording team is ARIA award winning and has providing recording and professional production services to the most reputable Major & Independent record labels in the country.
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RECORD LABEL & STUDIO
Star Music is an active Independent recording label that signs, develops, records, produces, packages and represents its artists for and within the music industry. Star Music was first established on the 23rd of November 1998 by best friends and founding partners Richard Rinaudo & Paul L. Wiltshire.
Following early production successes for each partner and growing individual interest in diverse areas of the music business, the co-founders and friends decided to branch apart. Paul L. Wiltshire formed 'PLW Productions' and is currently active and based in Hollywood California. Richard Rinaudo took full control of Star Music and rapidly formed what is now referred to as the 'Star Music Group of Companies'.
Star Music is the record label arm of the Star Group. It produces a variety of genres of contemporary music and all these productions are label products and are the works of artists signed to the Star Music Group. The label also continues to work as a label studio for hire and collaborates mostly on productions for the International and also the local music industry.
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FOUNDER / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / LABEL DIRECTOR
An early start in the music business has been the key to the success of this young hit-maker. Richard Rinaudo, also referred to as “DJ Rich” by his peers and close music industry associates has been graduating through the ranks of the Australian Music Industry for the past 20 years.
In the early 90’s DJ Rich began working at Independent record label ‘Colossal Records’ as a warehouse hand, preparing orders and organising the despatch of records to over 2000 accounts nationwide. Ambition and passion for the record business were key motivators and DJ Rich moved very quickly from strapping boxes to becoming the music industries youngest ever sales executive at age 21. During this time at Colossal, DJ Rich was part of the team that released a string of dance singles including the infamous F.C.B - Excalibur, a dance remix of Carl Orff’s famous piece 'Carmina Burana'. It went to number 1 on the ARIA dance singles charts, providing the sweet feeling of success for DJ Rich and the Colossal team.
Having had a taste of chart success, Richard took major steps and created his own label and moved into the roles of music production, licensing and remixing. His first label “Explosive Music Australia” had major successes in the dance music genre, enabling DJ Rich to work very closely with international dance music labels as well as international DJ’s and remix producers. In 1998, Richard’s new label “Universal Sounds of Australia” aka USA Records released the chart topping remix of Blue Zone’s 80s classic "Jackie". Knowing that the song was ripe for a remix to launch upon the emerging dance scene in Australia, DJ Rich entered into the studio with an unknown teen vocalist and the resulting release, credited under the name BZ featuring JOANNE, was number 1 on the Australian national ARIA chart, sold 280,000 singles, and received the ARIA for the highest selling single of that year.
Following a successful string of releases for his record labels through the newly emerging distribution network 'SHOCK' Records, (Aust) Richard released the first production signed to the then newly formed Star Music which he produced with ex-label and studio partner Paul L. Wiltshire. The single by emerging Australian artist LORENZO was called 'Ti Amo' and was a pop dance remake of the 1978 classic. The record received massive radio support in Australia and inevitably launched the career of the musical theatre tenor that performed the record.
In 2001 Richard Rinaudo & Paul L. Wiltshire re-united under a new company banner as part of a 4 artist production deal in a joint venture with the Mushroom Group of Companies headed by Australian Music Industry Mogul, Michael Gudinski. The company formed to house this production deal was symbolically called 'New World Records'. Included as partners in the New World company were celebrity photographer 'Shane Monopoli' and the legendary voice of 'COUNTDOWN' and Australian radio icon 'Gavin Wood'. The first artist released by this label was a 16 year pop diva 'Tali'.
A career in music production has seen Richard push forward to become a new leader in the emerging Australian music industry. Passion and motivation to discover and work with fresh talent are the drivers that provoke Richard to make hits each new day in the studio. As the Executive Producer at Star Music's label studio and the Label Director of all business affairs, Richard Rinaudo continues to be the driving force that pushes the Star Music Group of Companies into the next decade.
© RICHARD RINAUDO 2017
STAR MUSIC PUBLISHING
Star Music Publishing is an independent Australian publishing company that deals in the administration of musical compositions for both well-known and emerging artists. Star Music Publishing is the representative publisher of all the artists signed to the Star Music label, and also acts as an independent agency for songwriters and composers of original music.
Star Music Publishing signs songwriters to publishing arrangements and then submits written works to its own sub-publisher or the genre publisher of choice in order to arrive at the point placement for the given song or musical composition. Star Music Publishing is a creative and innovative publishing house that designs strategies for the marketing and promotion of song concepts, songwriters and composers and their musical works.
Star Music Publishing aims to assist artists in expanding their songwriting profile by providing them with an online presence, access to mobile licensing and also to the exposure for the use of songs for film, television and other visual media within and beyond the entertainment industry. Star Music Publishing is affiliated with APRA, the national department that monitors and controls the publishing rights for Australian songwriters and composers.
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Star Music refers all matters of legal affairs to our entertainment lawyer Paul O'Gorman.
We proudly sub contract the services of Mr. O'Gorman who maintains an impeccable reputation within the Australian music industry.
Paul O’Gorman’s legal practice is principally involved in the entertainment industry, acting mainly for artists, songwriters, musicians, managers, independent labels and book writers in negotiating various contracts, copyright issues, etc. Prior to practising as a lawyer, Paul spent 10 – 15 years as a singer songwriter, and recording artist with Festival Records, followed by roles as a music publisher and manager of a number of artists including Tommy Emmanuel and The Badloves.
Paul O'Gorman Entertainment Lawyer
PO Box 599 Mentone Victoria 3194
Phone: (+61) 03 9607 8484
Fax: (+61) 03 9607 8282
STAR MUSIC ARTIST MANAGEMENT
ARTIST MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT
The Star Music Artist Management signs and manages worthy artists and musical talents and acts as the representative of these artists.
Our management team takes on board all areas of artist management and controls all the regulatory components of recording and performance of Star Music acts and artists.
Star Music Artist Management team is headed by Andreas Panage who acts as Star Music's chief label artist manager. In his role as head artist manager, Andreas creates life changing opportunities for artists who are looking for that big break. Andreas works closely with Star Music's CEO and Founder Richard Rinaudo, to turn ambition into dreams and to assist artists in making a successful pathway on their journey through the music industry.
The management team at Star Music also offer master classes and short courses relating to key areas of the music and performance industries including, Artist Development and Stage Development. Star Music Performance Coach Fabio Cattafi brings 25 years of performance experience to the Star Music Artist Management team. Fabio's role in preparing artists mentally and emotionally for performance and the music industry is part of the artist development process offered by Star Music.
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PRODUCER / LIVE MIX ENGINEER
We all know someone that has music in the blood, however, Pete Camilleri is fortunate to be able to boast that he comes from a family that can be considered part of Australian Music Industry Royalty.
The younger brother of infamous Australian rock artist 'Joe Camilleri' of 'Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons' and also 'Joe Camilleri and the Black Sorrows' is also the man who for many years stood quietly on the back line whilst recording and mixing some of the most popular and important music in Australian rock history.
The former studio operator and mix engineer at Melbourne's 'Woodstock Studios' in Balaclava has shifted into a unique role at Star Music as the in house mix production 'Guru'. Pete's recording industry experience is now being put to work daily as he helps Star Music and Acoustic Supastars compile and record string of new artists and productions.
As a live mix engineer and also studio audio engineer, Pete has over 20 years of incredible experience and has had the opportunity to work with the cream of the Australian music industry as well as a list of Internationals that have headlined at venues such as the Melbourne Arts Centre and a host of other prestigious venues.
As a Live Audio engineer, Pete has mixed diverse range of artists including the likes of; Circus Oz, Roberta Flack, Paul Kelly, The Mavis's, The Black Sorrows, Renee Geyer, Rebecca Barnard... to name a few, along with independent artists such as Luke Howard, The Paper Kites, Neishad Fitzgibbon, The Bambooz, The Medics, Them Swoops and the list goes on.
Pete is currently working with the Star Music team in order to seek out, discover, record and engineer amazing young Australian recording talent. It is always Pete's ambition to tour and mix live on behalf of the best emerging talent that Australia has to offer.
When not in the studio, Pete Camilleri currently holds a residency at the Melbourne Arts Centre as a live mix audio engineer.
Pete can be contacted for information in relation to the Star Music event, ACOUSTIC SUPASTARS by going to the 'ACOUSTIC SUPASTARS' facebook page:
Supastar Records is the innovative production label attached to the Star Music umbrella of companies. The label maintains the exclusive right to market all EDM artists signed to the Star Music group. For information regarding artists signed to Supastar Records, please visit the Supastar Records website or social media links listed.
Supastar Records is constantly searching and auditioning for diverse new talent to add to its release portfolio and as a result of this is extending its brand to Asia and Indonesia.
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ACOUSTIC LABEL & LIVE EVENT
'Acoustic Supastars' is a Star Music Label that records amazing acoustic performances by it's artists and then showcases them at the 'Acoustic Supastars' live event.
The 'Acoustic Supastars' live event enables artists to perform and promote their song writing talents to the world via the Star Music website video section which captures artists that choose to participate in our exclusive showcase. Singer-songwriters and composers of original music are invited to register now for the opportunity to perform live at Melbourne's most intimate 'Acoustic Showcase Event'.
A well organised team are offering writers and composers of original music the opportunity to be a part of an acoustic live music event that showcases the raw talent of artists from many genres, on an intimate stage in a warm ambiance and modern setting. All artists are required to undergo a screening process and need to supply artist bio packs on application. 'Acoustic Supastars' artists will benefit from recording discounts available to them by the Star Music recording facility.
To register your interest please contact the 'Acoustic Supastars' page on Facebook. This event is proudly brought to you by Star Music and event sponsors. 'Acoustic Supastars' is a Star Music label event.
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