Canberra’s Peking Duk are going global via BMG.
Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles formed Pekin Duk in 2010. The hits starting rolling in with ‘High’ featuring Nicole Millar in 2014. That started a run of chart songs ‘’Take Me Over’ with SAFIA, ‘Say My Name’ with Benjamin Joseph, ‘Stranger’ with Elliphant, ‘Fake Magic’ with AlunaGeorge and ‘Let You Down’ with Icona Pop.
The newest song for Pekin Duk is ‘Wasted’.
Heath Johns, Managing Director of BMG Australia, said, “Adam and Reuben are creative visionaries and their run of hits is unparalleled in recent years. The whole global BMG team is delighted to extend our Peking Duk deal for the world and our incredible team in Australia is very excited to now have the rights for ANZ. We look forward to continuing our role as an active creative partner as the guys prepare their debut album”.
Adam and Reuben of Peking Duk said, “We are STOKED to be a part of the most dynamic and enthusiastic music company in the world right now. We can’t wait to deliver some tunes with our new family at BMG”.
BMG’s Australian roster includes LDRU, SAFIA, Golden Features, AC/DC, Wolfmother, Lance Ferguson, The Living End, Meg Mac, San Cisco, Drapht, Montaigne, Matt Corby, Jesse Porsches, Tigerilla, Running Touch, Tame Impala (ex. ANZ), Dead Letter Circus, Nicole Millar, Wave Racer and The Cat Empire.
Peking Duk’s manager, Ben Dennis, said of the deal with BMG, “The decision to sign with BMG for worldwide publishing was made based on multiple meetings in multiple continents. BMG embraced the guys and their music in every country we travelled to and felt like a part of the wider Peking Duk family. We felt very comfortable that this was a team that would always get behind Adam and Reuben’s music and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of the BMG family”.
Peking Duk have released 14 singles between 2011 and 2018. The debut album is coming soon.