For over 126 years, Alberts has been helping to shape Australia’s musical, cultural, entertainment and media landscape. Today, Alberts remains a dynamic company committed to protecting and developing the rights of its music creators and catalogues.
Founded in 1885 by Swiss immigrant Jacques Albert, the company that began as a clock and watch-making business is today a leading music rights management company actively involved in music publishing, recording and studios. Alberts provides a creative hub for songwriters, artists, producers and composers. Still independently owned, the company is run by fifth generation family member David Albert.
Alberts’ roster of established and developing creatives includes the works of AC/DC, Vanda and Young, Wally DeBacker (Gotye), Megan Washington, writer/producer Lee Groves, plus up-and-comers including Hungry Kids of Hungary and San Cisco. International catalogues and writers represented in Australia and New Zealand range from David Guetta to Irving Berlin, The Beach Boys, Air, Pete Townshend and Phil Collins. As well as publishing, the company’s record label has been at the forefront of the Australian music industry since the 1960s, recording and releasing a string of artists including AC/DC, The Easybeats, John Paul Young, Ted Mulry Gang, Rose Tattoo and The Angels. Over the years, Alberts writers and artists have been recognised with numerous local (APRA and ARIA) and international awards.
Alberts is dedicated to developing and building the long term careers of its songwriters and artists both locally and overseas. It offers a suite of creative services, including label distribution, in-house studios, licensing, marketing and promotion, song plugging, production and songwriting camps, all supported by the experienced Alberts creative services team and a number of international consultants.
Recognising the growing importance of synchronisation, Alberts has three full-time licensing staff who are knowledgeable about local and international markets and are well connected to key music supervisors and advertising agencies. From the reinvigorated ‘Walking In The Rain’ by Flash & The Pan to a fresh new hit from local artists San Cisco, Alberts regularly licenses its songs across all media. Film and TV highlights include local features (Red Dog, Drift, The Sapphires), international productions (The Change-Up, Bridesmaids, Grey’s Anatomy), brand campaigns (AFL, Vodafone) and new media (Megan Washington’s Guggenheim NYC YouTube Play event). Alberts administers a music catalogue of local and international works using sophisticated royalty-tracking techniques, audits and established processes for registering new works and catalogues. This ensures that royalties are accurately reported and paid on time. There are also close working relationships with a network of international sub-publishers who ensure that royalties are collected and songs registered in all overseas markets.
Alberts enjoys a close working relationship and Directorships with key industry associations both locally and overseas including Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS), the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) and the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA).
At Alberts, it is truly all about the song.