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With over 10 years of industry experience, including: GM and A&R Manager whilst working at ONELOVE Recordings from its inception, Dance Music consultant and product manager for Sony Music Entertainment Australia and Marketing Manager at Central Station Records, Matt Nugent is stepping out on his own.  

Launching a brand new Dance Music label in Australia – ‘Double-Up Records.’


Matt Nugent, Double Up Records

Matt Nugent


Based in Sydney and with a penchant for house music, Double-Up Records will sign, develop and nurture Australian talent to showcase to the world, as well as licensing outstanding international music, for release in Australia & New Zealand.  With tracks from Harry Romero, Illyus & Barrientos and Croatia Squad already scheduled for release. Matt’s roots run deep in the Dance Music community, as well as being one half of DJ/production duo Avon Stringer, Matt Nugent is a respected House Music DJ in his own right.  Matt has played all around Australia holding residencies at seminal clubs and club nights.

Matt has achieved Double Platinum and Gold sales in Australia (as an A&R manager) for multiple singles and compilation albums, multiple ARIA Compilation Charts and ARIA Club Chart number ones, iTunes genre charts and even a #1 iTunes artist album with ShockOne – ‘Universus.’ Matt has licensed numerous Australian releases to international labels for overseas release, as well as heading up worldwide releases for artists such as: Nicky Night Time, Generik, Kaz James, Tigerlily, JDG, & Samual James and Glover.  Matt has signed and managed the Australian single and album releases for artists such as: ShockOne, Kaskade, Martin Solveig, Booka Shade, Bingo Players, Hot Since 82, DJ S.K.T, Riva Starr, NERVO, Morgan Page, Tensnake, Chris Lake, EDX, Dragonette, Cedric Gervais, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Afrojack, Sandy Rivera, Crookers, Sharam Jey, Phonat, Round Table Knights, S-Man, Erick Morillo, Michel Cleis, Reboot, Wiley, Justin Martin, Drop The Lime, Rogerseventytwo, Dirty South and many more.   Matt was also responsible for Sony Music Entertainment and ONELOVE’s joint venture compilation series which featured DJ mixes from artist such: Calvin Harris, Avicii, Benny Benassi, Crookers, Bingo Players, Tommy Trash, The Bloody Beetroots, Will Sparks, John Dahlback, NERVO, Tigerlily, Dirty South, Chris Lake, Junior Sanchez, Bart B More, Thomas Gold, Kaz James, ShockOne, Yolanda Be Cool, Tommie Sunshine, TV Rock, Kid Kenobi, Feenixpawl, The Bang Gang Deejays, Ajax and more.

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July 13th, 2016

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