Seventh Street Media announces it has acquired Tone Deaf,The Brag and J Play after reaching separate agreements with all three privately owned music publications.
News of the acquisitions coincides with the launch of Seventh Street Media’s new pop music portal Don’t Bore Us. With a social audience of 400,000 engaged followers, Don’t Bore Us is set to be the hottest new destination for the latest pop news, reviews and exclusives.
Seventh Street Media will retain all present staff at the acquired publications and have also appointed Poppy Reid, former editor of The Music Network and Rolling Stone writer, and Nathan Jolly, a senior music journalist who has written for Junkee, New York Post, The Music Network, Channel [V], and many other publications.
Throughout 2017, Seventh Street Media will be announcing further acquisitions and launches, as part of an overarching strategy to penetrate the music media space, allowing advertisers to reach more targeted audiences and provide advertising channels that truly speak to and influence millennials.
After going viral online with her useless inventions, the “Queen of Sh*tty Robots” Simone Giertz has signed a global management deal with Be Like Children.
Simone’s “Wake Up Machine” recently featured on The Ellen Show only weeks after she announced that she had joined Adam Savage (Mythbusters) on his new venture at Tested.
“Simone is a brilliant inventor and hilarious on screen and off screen talent, I am so excited to welcome her to the Be Like Children family and can’t wait to announce the big projects we have coming.” Luke Girgis, Director, Be Like Children
As a comedian, entertainer and digital content producer for Fox FM, Christian is recognised for his hilarious, outrageous and relatable, videos, and is one of social media’s most exciting new personalities, reaching over 1.5 million people a week.
Starting out as a musician and songwriter, Luke Girgis fell into Artist Management in 2006 out of a strong desire to help his friends and fellow collaborators grow their audience.
Most recently, in partnership with Seventh Street Ventures Luke has launched Seventh Street Media, a Music Media company which has already acquired well known Australian publications Tone Deaf, The Brag and J Play, as well as launching pop music portal Don’t Bore Us.
Acting as CEO of the company Luke offers the deep knowledge of viral marketing, content creation and a unique understanding of the Australian music landscape needed to drive Seventh Street Media to the forefront of native advertising and provide advertisers with valuable opportunities to reach Australian millennials.
Previously Luke has headed up Australian record label Shock Records as A&R director, managed the trust for Michael Hutchence (INXS), and has run successful publicity and marketing campaigns for Triple J Hottest 100 placing artist Chance Waters and Australian classic rock supergroup The Dead Daisies.
Luke helped sydney pop act Little Sea conquer social media, designing content strategies that saw the band trend at #1 on Twitter worldwide more than 30 times, and guided the ‘Queen of Shitty Robots’ – Simone Giertz on her path from YouTube star to highly sort after public speaker, regular international talk-show invitee and face of her own TV series and book deal.
Outside of his activities as CEO of Seventh Street Media, Luke operates his talent management company Be Like Children, where he works in total collaboration with his entertainers and tailors an approach to support their personality, artistic image and personal beliefs.
Director of eSports
Chance Waters has spent the better part of a decade operating as an independent musician and songwriter. Prior to joining Be Like Children he enjoyed widespread success for his musical project, accumulating millions of plays across platforms and signing record and publishing deals under the Universal Music umbrella.
An avid gamer since his teens, Chance has a personal passion for eSports, with a particular love for DOTA II and Counterstrike GO.
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Sarah McManus’ passion for music was ignited when she landed her first lead role in an amateur production of the musical ‘Footloose’ at the age of 14. From there on in, she kicked off her Sunday shoes, learning a range of instruments from guitar through to singing, and convincing her mum to let her teenage self go to as many gigs as possible.
She took this passion further, studying a Bachelor in Contemporary Performance at the Australian Institute of Music, where she also fell in love with the business side of the music industry.
Sarah started working at Be Like Children in July of 2016, with a goal to fully connect with every artist she works with, making sure they get the most out of their careers.
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Sarah Miller is a Sydney based Talent Manager at Be Like Children with a passion for discovering and developing aspiring music talent to their highest potential.
Her love affair with the industry began in radio having worked as an Australian Radio Announcer and Producer for some of the biggest radio networks in the country including Nova Entertainment and the Australian Radio Network.
With a broad understanding of the industry, an array of strong industry connections and an overriding passion, Sarah works closely with artists to ensure they fulfil their desire of a long, successful music career.
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Rodney Pasura is Melbourne based Talent Manager for Be Like Children.
Rodney first became engrossed in Artist management by helping his friends. This soon turned a burning passion, which has driven him to becoming a dynamic, artist first manager.
With a marketing background, Rodney enjoys being very hands on with artist brand development as well as ensuring his artists maximise their potential as songwriters and musicians.
Jake McNamara is a gamer at heart. His passion for eSports developed while competing as a DotA 2 player in 2012, and working closely with various teams and personalities over the years has seen him build a strong knowledge and contact network in the Oceanic eSports region and beyond.
In 2013 he joined the Australian eSports League as a part of their DotA 2 division. Working as a tournament admin, Jake acquired a deep understanding of what the Oceanic region needs to flourish and produce top quality competitive gaming talent.
Jake’s experience as a player and tournament organiser, as well as his management of two top tier DotA 2 teams has given him the experience he needs to take on new challenges alongside Be Like Children. Jake’s desire is to make a real difference in the careers of gamers and online talents, and to help develop the Oceanic region into a top contender in the world of eSports.
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