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Ivy League Records

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Founder  The John Reed Club
Official website
Country of origin  Australia
Genre  Various
Date founded  1997
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Distributor(s)  Universal Music Australia
Location  Sydney, New South Wales
Artists  Josh Pyke, The Rubens, The Vines, Alpine, Bad Dreems
Albums  Memories & Dust, Chimney's Afire, Bliss Release, Skeleton Jar, Casino Twilight Dogs

Ivy League Records is a record label based in Sydney, Australia.



Associated with the music management company, Winterman & Goldstein, and Ivy League Music publishing, the label was invented in 1997 by Sydney band The John Reed Club - members: Cameron Emerson-Elliot (later in Youth Group), Peter Lusty, Richard Weinman and James Roden (later in The City Lights) - to release their debut 7" single. Three partners from Winterman & Goldstein, Pete Lusty (John Reed Club), Andy Kelly (Glide) and Andy Cassell (Youth Group), acquired ownership of the label in 1998 and began releasing records.

Rise to prominence

Ivy League experienced its first significant success with the Sydney band, Youth Group. Ivy League subsequently reached prominence through the label with Josh Pyke and Cloud Control; management success was experienced with The Vines, Jet and The Sleepy Jackson.

Australian artists

In addition to those mentioned, Australian artists currently signed to the label include Lanie Lane, Sparkadia, Alpine, Catcall, Deep Sea Arcade and The Mess Hall.

Equity deal

In March 2006, Ivy League announced that they had entered into an equity relationship with Michael Gudinski, a well-known figure in the Australian music scene.

Past releases

In the past, the label released music from the likes of The Vines, Red Riders, Bridezilla, Wild Billy Childish and the Buff Medways, The Silents, 78 Saab, The City Lights, The Whigs, Snob Scrilla and Neon.


Ivy League is distributed by Universal Music Australia.

Bands (Current)

  • Alpine
  • Bad Dreems
  • Cabins
  • Catcall
  • Cloud Control
  • Deep Sea Arcade
  • Josh Pyke
  • Lanie Lane
  • The Mess Hall
  • Rolling Blackouts
  • The Rubens
  • Sparkadia
  • Tiny Little Houses
  • Youth Group
  • Bands (Alumni)

  • The Vines
  • Red Riders
  • 78 Saab
  • The City Lights
  • The Silents
  • Neon
  • Bridezilla
  • Snob Scrilla
  • Wons Phreely
  • Hoolahan
  • References

    Ivy League Records Wikipedia