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Gudinski, son of the late Michael, joined Mushroom Group aged 17 in 2003 and has been instrumental in the company's growth since
By Jon Chapple on 09 Apr 2021
Australia’s Mushroom Group has appointed Matt Gudinski as its new CEO, effective immediately.
Gudinski, who most recently held the role of executive director, moves into the position following the sudden passing of his father, Frontier Touring/Mushroom Group founder Michael Gudinski, on 2 March.
Gudinski joined Mushroom Group in 2003, aged 17, and named as Michael’s successor ten years later, with the two working side by side at the helm of Mushroom – which, in addition to touring, includes record labels and artist services, publishing, merchandising, booking agencies, film and television production, talent management, venues, creative services and a brand agency – since then.
“This isn’t a role that I expected to assume yet, but I am determined to honour the great legacy my father left”
Frontier Touring, founded in 1979, seven years after Mushroom Group, remains Australia’s largest tour promoter, having worked with artists including Ed Sheeran, Kylie Minogue, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Paul McCartney and Foo Fighters. It merged with AEG Presents in 2019.
“This isn’t a role that I expected to assume yet, but I am determined to honour the great legacy my father left,” says Gudinski.
“Mushroom Group is in its strongest position ever, and as we fast approach our 50th year I know that our incredibly talented Mushroom family will help me deliver the vision Dad and I had for the next 50 years of our business.”
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