Wonderlick Entertainment is an Australian based boutique music company with management, concert promoter, recording and publishing arms. Wonderlick is 100% independent and is owned by directors Gregg Donovan and Stu 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 Stu MacQueen.
Stu began working in the music industry in the early 90’s in Adelaide as a studio and live audio engineer, music journalist and band manager. In 1997 Stu became the General Manager of Krell Records, in charge of setting up a studio, production company and label from scratch. The label signed and developed several artists that were licensed to major record companies, and the company quickly went on to enjoy several successes, including national top 10 albums and top 40 singles. In 2000 Stu was headhunted to become Director Of A&R at the biggest independent label in Australia at the time, Shock Records in Melbourne. Instrumental in developing and broadening the Shock roster, Stu directly contributed to Shock achieving a much higher market and radio share than ever before. In 2007 Stu joined forces with Gregg Donovan to form Wonderlick Entertainment and has since co-managed the Wonderlick roster with Gregg, and acted as A&R to the company’s ever growing artist roster. Stu has also served on the board of AIR (Association Independent Record Labels) and is a Director of the Robert Stigwood Fellowship program.
Their 2007 collaboration rapidly expanded Gregg’s previous management roster, Stu 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.