Crowded House Sign Global Recordings Deal with BMG

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Australian rock band Crowded House signs a global recordings deal with BMG for their upcoming eighth studio album.

Award-winning Aussie band Crowded House has signed a global recordings deal with BMG for their upcoming eighth studio album, Gravity Stairs, announced today and releasing on May 31. The album’s first single, “Oh Hi,” was released on Thursday, February 8, alongside a BBC Radio 2 premiere.

“We’re delighted to work with the good people at BMG who we already know love music and hold us in high regard,” said Crowded House’s Neil Finn. “It feels like a new beginning.”

“Few artists from this region have enjoyed the global success of Crowded House. Beyond the sales, beyond the streams, Crowded House songs have reached iconic status across generations,” said Heath Johns, BMG President, Australia, New Zealand, and South-East Asia. “‘Gravity Stairs’ features some of the best work the band has ever produced, and we can’t wait to share this incredible album with the world.”

Crowded House has sold over 15 million records worldwide, won 13 ARIA Awards, eight APRA Awards, a BRIT Award, an MTV VMA, and have been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. They have accrued billions of streams, with four of their seven studio albums having peaked at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, alongside impressive charting in the UK, US, and Canada.

Their self-titled debut album released in 1986 is certified 6x Platinum in Australia, 5x Platinum in New Zealand, Platinum in the US and Canada, and Silver in the UK. The band’s four following albums are all Platinum in Australia and certified in New Zealand, Canada, and the UK. Their last album, 2021’s Dreamers Are Waiting, was their first in eleven years, charting in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Germany.

Crowded House joins a BMG label roster of Australia and New Zealand talent including Chet Faker, Daniel Johns, JET, Kylie Minogue, Dope Lemon, Hockey Dad, 5 Seconds of Summer, Julia Stone, Pacific Avenue, Ladyhawke, Dune Rats, and CHAII, as well as a roster of international artists like Lainey Wilson, Louis Tomlinson, Rita Ora, Jelly Roll, Logic, Jennifer Lopez, and Spiritbox.