“The team at Music Mill have been incredible to deal with. They communicated clearly through every step of the process, and provided advice to support us through our campaign from start to finish. Their professionalism and dedication make them a standout choice for anyone seeking to navigate the world of music licensing with confidence. We will absolutely be using them again.”

– Paul Kennedy, Producer, Ogilvy, Auckland

“I recently used Bruce and the fabulous team from Music Mill to secure the rights to “Lean On Me” By Bill Withers for our latest campaign.  A very famous song!  The process to get the rights was smooth and efficient, thanks to the team’s professionalism and dedication.  We are thrilled with the outcome, and the licensed track enhanced the overall impact of our project.”

– Sacha Moore, Production Partner & Co-Founder, PitchBlack, Auckland

“I needed a track licenced quickly for a PR release. I called Bruce who said “I’m actually just at lunch with the publisher now”. From that point on Bruce and the team at “Music Mill pleasantly surprised me with their highly responsive and proactive service. The job ended up changing (as they do) but the team at MM were able to adapt quickly. I will be using them again.”

– Braedy Neal, Head of Production, Wellcom, Sydney

“Bruce and the team at Music Mill are my ‘go to’ whenever I have a music licensing project. Whether it be the early stages of investigating track details, getting a ballpark cost or recommending track options based on a creative brief, the Music Mill team are incredibly generous with their time and sharing knowledge and ideas. I completely trust their advice and greatly appreciate their personal and professional approach to the service they offer.”

– Nicola Tate, Creative Producer, Mae King, South Australia

“The team at Music Mill were a pleasure to work with on our recent campaign for AAMI.  They were incredibly generous with their time and happy to share their vast knowledge with our team.  No question was too difficult, and they patiently explained the intricacies of the project in vernacular that all could understand.  We look forward to working with Music Mill again in the future.”

– Bridget Materia, Senior Producer, Hogarth

“Music Mill MD Bruce Tweedie and his team recently helped us navigate a complex song licensing situation. Their problem-solving skills were evident throughout the process, and they efficiently resolved arising issues while remaining cost-conscious and time-sensitive. When the project scope changed, the MM team adeptly negotiated on our behalf, reducing stress in a high-pressure situation. Communication was a strong suit, as they continually kept us informed and clarified the nuances of music contracts. Music Mill’s professionalism and dedication to client satisfaction make them a standout in the field of music licensing and supervision. I can confidently recommend Bruce Tweedie and the Music Mill team for anyone seeking expert music contractual advice and supervision services.”

– Robyn Dodd, Head of Broadcast & Content, Khemistry, QLD

“Bruce and the Music Mill team are amazing to work with. They’re responsive, collaborative and don’t beat around the bush. Their music knowledge and contacts mean clients get accurate information quickly. They hustle for their clients and always go the extra mile. I trust their advice and highly recommend using them for any music searches or licensing you need.

– Zoe Rixon, Senior TV Producer, M&C Saatchi, Melbourne

“Bruce, you and your team really delivered: quickly, on-brief with the right music.

– Colin Skyba, Director, (Optus Sport Project)

“The team at Music Mill have been a wonderful support to me on our latest project.  Not only have they helped me work through changes in creative direction and campaign scope but have secured us a great deal and taken a lot of the stress out of the music licencing process.  They’re always my first port of call for music advice, which they’re happy to provide without the guarantee of a contract.  I can’t thank them enough for their ongoing support.”

– Carley McConnell, Head of Broadcast and Content Production, BCM, Brisbane

“Bruce – You are delightful to deal with. Am loving the personal approach, in this faceless world of impersonal platforms. You dug deep for Aerogard and came out with an absolute corker. It was the perfect fit :)”

– Scarlett Howard, Freelance Senior Producer, Sydney

“Music Mill have been an invaluable partner for music supervision for Australian Radio Network. We have used them for numerous campaigns over the years and their expertise in the field is unmatched. Each negotiation always being seamless and hassle free. I would highly recommend them to any business requiring music supervision services.”

– James, Senior Brand Manager, KIIS Network

“Bruce and his team at Music Mill have built the benchmark for music supervision excellence in New Zealand and Australia.”

– Liz Garneau, Senior TV Producer, Special Group Auckland

“I love working with Bruce and his team at Music Mill. You can depend upon them to track down any song or suggest some brilliant alternatives when something is not available.  They are always extremely helpful and patient even with difficult requests. Their experience with contracts and licensing details means I’ll always be covered for the right release (including some I didn’t think I needed).  They are absolutely my go-to for any music enquiry.”

– Ros Payne, Senior Freelance Producer, Sydney

“For some campaigns, music brings a mood. But for our latest Tourism and Events Queensland work, the choice of song was integral to the creative idea. If we couldn’t secure the rights to Van Morrison’s hit “Days Like This” (so right for Queensland, and what the world is craving right now), it would have been back to the drawing board. Bruce and the team at Music Mill were immediately proactive and positive, but realistic and cautious. Afterall, as far as we could tell Van the Man had never before given permission for his work to be used in advertising in Australia. And we needed Van to approve not only the use of his song, but the new version we commissioned from Australian band, Busby Marou. Given the song rights needed to be granted from an international artist, Bruce’s deep relationship with the local publisher was crucial in expediting communications with the parties involved.  Bruce was also able to offer excellent advice on the high level of detail we needed to cover in the license. His deft negotiating skills ensured we were able to walk the line of fighting for what we needed, but at the same time not pushing too hard and compromising the opportunity. In the end, the track was secured on schedule and within the budget we had forecast with our client. And a champagne cork was definitely popped to celebrate “Days Like This”!”

Nancy Hartley, Founder/Creative Partner, Rumble

“Bruce, you and the Music Mill team did a fantastic job for us on what was an incredibly challenging brief given the task of negotiating and licensing a relatively unknown Thai funk band for the BA AMEX campaign. We also had a challenging budget and timeline to contend with too, but at every step of the process you kept me in the loop and were always there as the brief evolved as they often do.”

– Jeremy Dunn, Executive Producer, Hogarth Worldwide, UK

“It’s been lovely working with all of you, you make our lives so much easier, and we very much appreciate your endless advice and the huge amount of work that goes into finding great music tracks for us.”

– Amanda Bennie, Senior Agency Producer, Ogilvy Sydney

“Bruce and his team at Music Mill are the experts when considering licencing music for campaigns. Not only are Bruce, Clare, and Cassie extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and prompt, they are great to deal with and make the complicated easy to understand. Look no further.

Brett Wilson, Sales and Marketing Director, Beechwood Group

“The team at Music Mill are always fast to respond and bring so much insight to any concept. Their industry knowledge saves me hours of trying to find the path through to the right people, and I can confidently give clients fast ballparks to guide the direction of jobs without having to get into formal quoting.”

Judi Oehme, TV Producer, Nation, Adelaide

“Music Mill are fantastic to work with!  They are always there for us when we need them and they’re never phased by the occasional but inevitable last minute rush to get a song over the line.  I consider them our creative partner in finding songs that really work for our campaigns, and they are fast and professional when it comes to negotiating the licences.  Music licensing is often complex and challenging, but Music Mill  always seem to have the right answers and advice.”

– Matt McPhail, Senior Producer, Stanley St, Auckland

“Bruce Tweedie and Music Mill are a fabulous resource for any commercial music challenge.  Incredibly diligent, responsive and above all vastly experienced and knowledgeable, Bruce helps me navigate the arcane landscape of music searches and licensing with honesty and a great sense of humour.  He tells it like it is and gets the job done.”

Matthew Jones, Head of Integrated Production, Ogilvy, London

“During my time as Head of Production at Ogilvy, I counted on Bruce and the team when looking for music. No project was too big or small, and the music choices always fit our creative brief with lots of options to choose from that were very competitively priced. Bruce and the Music Mill team took away that stress of negotiating with record companies for our big brand ads … and that to me was an invaluable and incredible support.”

– Mary Darzi, Executive Producer, Hogarth, Melbourne

“Sometimes it’s good to be reminded that a specialist like Music Mill can bring a skill and experience that simply make your campaigns better.”

– Josh Moore, Founder/CCO, PitchBlack

“Bruce and the entire Music Mill team delivered outstanding work for DDB Hong Kong and our client, The a2 Milk Company.”

Justin Bonnett, Regional Business Director, DDB Group, Hong Kong

“Bruce and his team at Music Mill did a fantastic job of negotiating and securing the rights to the music for Pepper Money’s latest piece.  What was potentially a minefield of lyric changes, multiple versions and durations became a walk in the park. If you need a piece of music identified, chased down, cornered and delivered on time and on budget, look no further.”

– Jeremy Taine, ECD, String Theory, Auckland

“Advertising creativity tends to be very fashionable these days.  A lot of creative work looks the same … and sounds the same.  Perhaps it is safety in numbers.  Perhaps it is risk free.  Perhaps it is too self referential.  When was the last time a piece of film or video content touched all your emotions?  To me the greatest deficit in creativity these days is the poor use of music.  Music creates emotions.  It underscores and directs the viewer to know what to feel.  Music is at least 50% of the potential of every piece of work.  Every campaign I have seen recently, that uses music well, seems to have had Bruce Tweedie involved. A lot of creative people I work with have low music IQ.  It’s not an insult it is a product of how they were taught.  And yes Australia is a smaller market and music rights are prohibitive.  I am working hard to open their minds … and clients minds to the power of music.  And see it as an investment as much as talent costs and film production.  Bruce Tweedie has worked with us on significant campaigns where music has been one of the key levers we pull to create equity for our client brands.  We have sought obscure songs long forgotten.  We have used current pieces that capture the zeitgeist.  Bruce has always found the right solution for the opportunity.  I recommend Bruce highly for his encyclopaedic knowledge of music, his negotiation skills and his incredible ability to just make it happen.  And making something happen is always music to my ears.”

– Sean Cummins, ECD, Cummins & Partners, Melbourne

“Bruce Tweedie from Music Mill has an incredible contact list in the music industry and an in-depth knowledge about what might work for your project. Bruce was intuitively able to manage the music negotiations for this wonderful but complex project – his support and quick responses made us all feel in safe hands. He was professional at all times, and his attention to detail helped guide us through to a very successful outcome.”

Mignon van Weeren, Director of Broadcast, Digital and Content, VMLY&R, Brisbane

“Music Mill did an outstanding job negotiating and securing the rights to Blondie’s ‘One Way or Another’ for our Holden SUV campaign. They worked above and beyond late into the nights and over weekends to ensure we got the track cleared in time for our launch date. We put the pressure on and they rose to the challenge!”

– Roz Ruwhiu, Head of TV Production, AJF Melbourne

“The guys at Music Mill work tirelessly to deliver great results in a reliable and professional manner. They have a great network of musicians and composers and have helped me negotiate a few tight spots on some testing projects.”

– Elliot Liebermann, Broadcast Producer, 303MullenLowe, Sydney

“We had a pitch idea that hinged on a particular song – Bruce and the team came to our rescue by quickly scoping costs so that we could present a TV script that the client immediately knew was do-able.”

– Alex Davidson, Creative Partner, Science Fiction, Sydney

“We have used the services of Music Mill on a number of occasions, but the one that stands out is when we called them on a Friday to request an additional 30 second spot for a campaign going live on Monday.  They were incredibly responsive, moving really quickly to get things done.  As usual with them, it was all OK in the end.”

– Senior Agency Producer, Auckland

“The emotion the right soundtrack can elicit and the complementary images it can conjure in the listener’s mind is invaluable, but finding the right song can be like searching for the proverbial needle. The Music Mill team very quickly make the haystack much, much smaller.”

– James Rickard, Creative Director, Adelaide

“Many thanks for your involvement, passion for the work, and of course the selfless after hour airport editing to try and meet deadlines. I really appreciate all you have done.”

– Bec Brideson, CEO, Venus Comms, Melbourne

“The team at Music Mill are a pleasure to work with. They communicate project details clearly so that we can ensure we put forward the best artists for their campaigns. They are professional, transparent, responsive, and are great at giving feedback on music. I would have no hesitation in working further with Music Mill in the years to come.”

Phylicia Chong, Music Creative – UK & International, Secret Road Music Services

“It’s always a pleasure working with Bruce, Clare, and the team at Music Mill. Their music briefs are clear, concise, and contain all the relevant information we need to in order to pitch songs or artists for campaigns. We also appreciate the consistent feedback and speedy response times from the team, and greatly value the wonderful working relationship we have. It was fantastic to see the T20 World Cup Cricket campaign come to life, which featured Wise Music songwriter Harts. It was a perfect example of the creative and collaborative way Music Mill work with their partners and clients to achieve outstanding results.”

Cathy Nelson-Williams, Creative Services Manager, Wise Music Group

“The Music Mill team are consistent, clear communicators, dedicated and experienced. They’re intuitive problem solvers and understand the landscape of licensing from both the creators/rights holders and the agency/brand perspective. I’m always confident putting our writers forward for opportunities through Music Mill because I know we can expect knowledgeable professionalism from start to end.”

 Briese Abbott, Director of Synchronisation, Australia and New Zealand, Kobalt Music Group

“I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with Music Mill for a number of years now.  Bruce and the team are always a great to work with, bringing innovative and interesting jobs to the table.” 

– Cameron Elliott, Director of Synchronisation & Licensing, BMG Australia