Wonderlick Entertainment is an Australian based boutique music company with management, recording and publishing arms. Wonderlick is 100% independent and is owned by directors Gregg Donovan and Stuart MacQueen.
Gregg Donovan began his extensive career in the early 90s, starting out as a local promoter in Canberra before moving to Sydney to work as an office manager for promoter Steve Pavlovic (Pav Presents). Soon after this he started working on the road as a tour manager / promoter rep building to work with the likes of Fugazi, Deftones, The Beastie Boys, NOFX and Ben Harper. During his years as a freelance tour manager he worked with international heavyweights such as Pearl Jam, Ricky Martin, Shania Twain, At The Drive In, The Mars Volta, Deftones, Lily Allen, The Happy Mondays and Muse to mention a few. Gregg won two ALMAS (Australian Live Music Awards) for his work as a tour manager and is also a founding member of the AAM (Australian Association of Managers). From Jan 2004 to April 2006 he was a Board Member for the ‘International Music Managers Forum’ and from April 2002 to Dec 2003 a Board Member for ‘Music NSW’. In 2001 he started his own artist management company, Step2 Artist Management, which became Wonderlick Entertainment in 2007 after collaborating with business partner Stuart MacQueen.
Stuart began working in the music industry in the early 90’s in Adelaide as an audio engineer and band manager. He quickly moved onwards and upwards to become the general manager of Krell Records in charge of setting up a label and production company from scratch. The label quickly signed and developed several artists that were licensed to major record companies and the company went on to enjoy several successes including a national Top 10 album with the band Testeagles. In 2000 Stuart was headhunted to become director of A&R at one of the biggest independent labels in Australia at the time, Shock Records in Melbourne. Instrumental in developing and broadening their roster he directly contributed to Shock achieving a much higher market and radio share than ever before. In 2004 Stuart was asked by Shock Records owner David Williams to head up a new priority artist label for him called Public Opinion Music which enjoyed several top 5 singles and a gold album with Ricki-Lee Coulter.
Their 2007 collaboration rapidly expanded Gregg’s previous management roster, Stuart working closely with Gregg to develop the business side of the company including its successful development into the areas of music publishing and recording. Wonderlick now has a roster including many of Australia’s leading artists, a joint venture label with Sony Music Australia as well as a joint venture with Sony ATV Publishing. The company has made the AMID Power 50 List of the most powerful people in the Australian music industry two years running, appearing at #30 for 2015 and 2016.
Gregg & Stu currently manage the careers of Airbourne, Boy & Bear, Grinspoon, Montaigne, Josh Pyke, The Paper Kites, Tim Hart, The Outdoor Type and Pete Murray. The roster of their Sony Music label joint venture currently consists of Montaigne, HOLY HOLY, Josh Pyke, A.D.K.O.B. & Amy Shark.