This year, we’re thrilled to be welcoming a celebration of ten years of Milk! Records at Phoenix Central Park. Milk! Records was founded in 2012 to release Courtney Barnett’s first EP ‘I’ve Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris’.
Since then, Milk! Records has championed and released over 60 titles in the last decade, supporting local independent artists as well as internationally established acts.
Milk!’s roster includes Australian artists Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher, Dyson Stringer Cloher, Hachiku, Liz Stringer, The Finks, Jade Imagine, Mess Esque, Loose Tooth, and East Brunswick All Girls Choir as well as international artists Sleater-Kinney, Chastity Belt, Hand Habits, Tiny Ruins and Bachelor.
Milk! has always strived to be a queer and queer-friendly community of artists and arts workers who share their experience, time, resources and presence to transform the music industry into a space of collaboration, discovery, inclusion, and independence. Milk! Records is committed to building relationships based on mutual trust and consent.
Milk! was awarded Best Independent Label at the 2015 and 2018 Australian Independent Record Labels Association Awards.
Courtney Barnett writes "It’s amazing and overwhelming to look back and see how much Milk! has grown over ten years. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported the label along the way, thank you for helping us make so many wonderful memories and share so many beautiful albums! I’m looking forward to what comes next, but for now I’m really excited to celebrate this moment with Milk! & Friends in December. See you at the shows!"
We’re excited to be celebrating such an important milestone for Milk! Records at Phoenix Central Park.