Wayne Pina-Roozemond founded Pride Music in the late 80’s. The label grew to become one of the hottest in EDM in the early 90’s in Australia with numerous top 10 hits.
The label peaked in the mid 90’s, achieving several top five hits in Japan. Wayne was a pioneer in the early 90’s dance and rave scenes in Sydney, working with leading groups like The KLF, The Olivia Project, Wanda Dee, Atlas, First Degree and Jamie Watson.
The key to Pride Music’s success was quality over quantity. The label put out less than 50 titles but they were in hot demand.
As Wayne says, “building the label was intense. It was one constant party with hit after hit and an amazing time to be in the music business. We managed to break some great artists and get incredible music out there on the dance floor.”
Thanks to iTunes, YouTube and Spotify, Pride Music’s titles are still popular and continue to reach new global fans. The Olivia Project, for example, continues to grow year after year and is always admired in Japan. It seems the Japanese love to dance, and thanks to the popularity of dance games, the group’s albums are reaching new fans. In addition, license placements on compilations organised by the media and license team at Blue Pie Records USA have also contributed to this success.
The label is one of few to be given the green light by ABBA’s Benny and Bjorn to transform their original song “Just Like That” into a top 10 pop hit by Pride Music artist The Webb.
The Pride Music Artist Roster included:
* Coming Out Crew
* Eria Fachin
* First Degree
* Jamie Watson
* Lou Van Stone
* Mark Fuller
* Mindfulness Poet ft. Andy Copeman
* Natalie Grant
* Tracey Stranger
* The Family
* The Olivia Project
* The Web
* Wanda Dee
If you would like to license any of the songs or titles in the catalogue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org You must outline what rights you require and give us information about your project.
Pride Music is distributed to the world by Blue Pie Records USA and published by Blue Pie Publishing USA (ASCAP). For more information on this iconic Australian EDM label please visit www.bluepierecords.com and www.pridemusic.biz