Our Story

We gently prod at the membranes separating ambient, alternative pop, jazz and modern classical music.  Eno meets Elbow, Satie meets Sigur Ros, Jan Garbarek meets Anja Garbarek.

Principal composer Gordon Harvey has a long history in the electronic music scene, from DIY pioneers Laughing Hands to eclectic explorers Hanging Garden and mediadogs.  For this new project, he is revisiting the deeper contribution possible from acoustic instruments and live playing, working with the likes of vocalists Christine Sullivan, Simone Gill and Lisa Schouw, guitarist Robin Gist, reed players Adam Simmons and Tony Buchanan, drummer Barnaby Gold, cellist Imogen Manins, violinist Gérard Vandenbrocque and pianist Alexander Nettelbeck.

We are out to demonstrate that music doesn't have to sock you in the face to have an emotional impact.

Feel free to join the mailing list for updates, and check out our blog for a revealing work-in-progress.

Some of the Fine Musicians Who Have Contributed to this Project

(In order)

Barnaby Gold - drums, percussion
Christine Sullivan - vocals
Tony Buchanan - alto and soprano sax, alto and concert flute
Lucy Belfrage - oboe
Robin Gist - electric and acoustic guitars
Simone Gill - vocals
Lisa Schouw - vocals
Don Porter - electric guitar
Alexander Nettelbeck - piano and keyboards
Imogen Manins - cello
Adam Simmons - flute, contra-alto and soprano clarinet, shakuhachi
Gérard Vandenbrocque - violin


Direct Licensing Policy.

Our music may be available for your film, video or other project, either via PPCA or direct from us.

1.          Our direct licensing guidelines

1.1.      These are the direct licensing guidelines of Aquiline Music (us). This document contains information about licensing our sound recordings and music videos. It sets out the procedure to be followed when you are making an enquiry about direct licensing for public performance or transmission.
1.2.      An alternative to licensing the sound recording or music video directly from us is to obtain a blanket licence from the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA). If you obtain the PPCA blanket licence then you will not require a licence from us because the blanket licence gives you permission, within the terms of the licence, to play any recording from the PPCA catalogue which covers over 5,000 recording labels including our sound recordings and music videos. Go to www.ppca.com.au or call PPCA on (02) 8569 1111 to find out more.

2.          Types of licences offered for sound recordings and music videos

2.1.      We only provide non-exclusive licences. This means we can offer the same licences to other people. For example, if we licence your restaurant to play our sound recordings and/or music videos, we can also licence any other businesses (including other restaurants) that wish to play our sound recordings and/or music videos.
2.2.      We offer licenses for the following purposes:
  1. transmission licences for our sound recordings and music videos. You will need a transmission licence if you intend to communicate the sound recording or music video to the public, for example by way of radio, television or the internet;
  2. public performance licences for our sound recordings and music videos. You will need a public performance licence if you intend to play the sound recording or music video in public, for example by playing a CD at your business premises;
2.3.      These licences are separate from any licence required in respect of the underlying copyright in the music and lyrics on the sound recording or music video. Unless the underlying musical works are no longer protected by copyright, you will also need to obtain permission to use the underlying musical works (including any lyrics). Permission to use musical works can be sought from the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) and the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). These two organisations operate from the same office and have responsibility for different types of licensing. See www.apra.com.au or call 1300 852 388.

3.          What is the process for direct licensing?

3.1     To enquire about directly licensing any of our sound recordings or music videos, please contact Gordon Harvey on 0402 142 964 or info@aquilinemusic.com.
3.2     We require the following information:

  1. your business name;
  2. your contact details;
  3. a brief description of your business (eg café, gym, radio station, film festival);
  4. the title of each sound recording and/or music video you wish to use (if you wish to use the entire album please indicate this);
  5. a brief description of how you will be using the sound recording and/or music video (please keep the description under 200 words);
  6. how long you require the licence (for example, is it for a one-off event or do you require it for a longer period, such as 12 months?).
3.3.      Once you have provided us with this information we will get in touch with you to discuss whether a direct licence is likely to be appropriate in the circumstances.  Please be patient, we are only a small business and due to our limited resources it may take several days for us to respond to your valued enquiry.
3.4.      After speaking with you, we may require additional information. Once you have provided us with any additional information we require we will provide you with a quote for the licence fee. Our licence fee includes the cost of preparing the licence agreement. Licence fees vary depending on the type of use you are making of the sound recording or music video.
3.5.      Once you accept our licence fee we will then prepare the licence, which sets out the terms and conditions under which we grant you the licence.
3.6.      Once you have paid the licence fee and have signed the licence agreement you are able to use the sound recording and/or music video in accordance with the terms and conditions of the licence. Don’t forget to contact APRA and AMCOS to see if you also require a licence from them for the use of the musical works and lyrics. See www.apra.com.au or call APRA and AMCOS on 1300 852 388 to find out more.