Music Licensing

What We Do

Hidden Shoal Publishing manages a growing catalogue of label released, curated tracks, all available for your music licensing needs. We provide a one-stop shop, handling both master and sync rights worldwide and can turn clearance requests around as quickly as your project requires. We work with large and small clients alike from independent productions to big scale projects across film, tv, games, web and more. We also license tracks for compilations and manage licensing for covers of Hidden Shoal songs. Our client list includes MTV, ABC (US), Billabong, Foxtel, BBC, Greenpoint Pictures, Turn Left Productions, Victorian Government, ABC (Australia) and many more.

The Music

This wonderful selection of music covers a broad spectrum of sounds and styles, from filmic neo-classical and expansive and emotive ambient instrumentals through to inventive indie and post-rock, electronica and all the spaces in-between. To give you an introductory feel for what we have to offer you can sample a small selection of sonic delights from the catalogue via our SoundCloud playlist to the right or stream releases via our artist’s profiles on this website.

Contact us for further information or with any licensing enquiries. Note we also offer free non-commercial licensing for videos on the YouTube network. See all the details here.


Licensing News

  • New Washington Hebrew Single – Stream and Download!

    Good times, people! You can now get your first taste of the wild and wonderful self-titled debut from Washington Hebrew (Michael Kentoff of The Caribbean). ‘Bank Holiday Wknd’ is the perfect intro to the Washington Hebrew universe, with its dizzying psych/space jazz and Kentoff’s trademark vocals. The track is available now as a free download ...
  • Washington Hebrew (aka Michael Kentoff of The Caribbean) Signs to Hidden Shoal!

    We’re incredibly excited to announce the signing of Washington Hebrew to the Hidden Shoal family. Having performed in The Caribbean since 2000 and with no pressing desire to go ‘solo’ or work outside that secure, familiar context, Washington Hebrew acts as both a leap and bridge for Michael Kentoff. Inspired by his use of samples ...
  • Slow Dancing Society Vinyl & Digital Debut Reissue Out Now!

    We are proud to announce the official release of the reissue of The Sound of Lights When Dim, the acclaimed 2006 debut album by ambient artist Slow Dancing Society’s. The newly remastered version of the album is available in clear vinyl and digital formats, and is accompanied by a remix album featuring remixes of tracks ...
  • Slow Dancing Society Debut Reissue – Vinyl Pre-orders & Single

    We’re super excited to announce the reissue of ambient artist Slow Dancing Society’s acclaimed 2006 debut album, The Sound of Lights When Dim. This new remastered version is available in clear vinyl and digital formats, and is accompanied by a remix album featuring remixes of tracks from the original album by Echo Grid, Antonymes, Fr33dom ...
  • Craig Hallsworth AMRAP Metro Australian Radio Chart Top 10!

    Craig Hallsworth’s brilliant solo debut What’s The Story With This Hole? has landed in the top 10 of the AMRAP Metro Australian radio chart. The album has been getting plenty of spins across Australia’s fine independent stations and has been a featured release at RTRFM Perth, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Edge Radio Hobart,FBi Radio Sydney, and Triple ...
  • Joe Sampson Featured in December Indie Feed Playlist

    Joe Sampson‘s gorgeous track ‘Orchard’ has been featured in the December New Indie Folk playlist from the lovely Indie Feed. Check out the playlist on YouTube and hear Joe nestled among a bevy of other amazing artists!
  • Kramies Interview in The Big Takeover

    Grab the latest paper edition of the always amazing The Big Takeover for the wonderful interview feature/interview with Kramies and also the fabulous review of Joe Sampson‘s Songs of Delay.  
  • Apricot Rail and Craig Hallsworth in Tone Deaf Best Of List!

    Apricot Rail’s ‘Scarecrow’ and Craig Hallsworth’s ‘We’re Too Far Away (My Other Future, My Other Youth)’ have been featured in Will Backler’s (RTRFM Music Director) “The 8 Best Aussie Songs You Haven’t Heard” list over at Tone Deaf. Nice!
  • Eat Your Friends: A Hidden Shoal 10th Anniversary Compilation

    Hidden Shoal is excited to end the celebration of its 10th year of existence with the new compilation album Eat Your Friends, comprising remixes and covers of Hidden Shoal artists, by Hidden Shoal artists. This freely downloadable album not only showcases the wealth of original music released through Hidden Shoal, but also the creative ingenuity ...
  • Joe Sampson’s “Chansons de Parade” Out Now!

    We’re excited to announce the official release of Joe Sampson‘s stunning new release Chansons de Parade, featuring the single ‘Wealth‘. The album is available now exclusively via BandCamp as a “pay what you want” and will also be available via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon et al later next week. Joe will be launching the album tonight ...

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