ORiGiN Music Publishing | ABOUT
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ORiGiN is all about originality, diversity and creativity.

The ORiGiN business’ are a partnership between ‘the two Philip’s’ – Walker and Mortlock. Between them they have decades of experience in all facets of the music business.

Being an Australian owned independent operation gives ORiGiN its flexibility as the business continues to evolve and change. The fundamentals that don’t change are that creative people need understanding, considered, experienced and reliable services to manage their works and seek and find opportunity. The team at ORiGiN – and its chosen local and international network – provides a solid, reliable and personalized service to its wonderful variety of artists, composers, catalogues and clients.

ORiGiN is 100% Independent.

Having re-established a fully independent infrastructure to manage the ORiGiN Music Publishing catalogue and its sub published catalogues we now have the skills of Fiona Gunn as our Copyright & Royalty Manager. Fiona  has a wealth of experience in the music business having previously worked with Music Sales, Big Bang & Fuzz and Reach Global. Before that Fiona worked at Polygram.

Working with Philip Mortlock on the Licensing agenda is Nick Young. Nick has been with ORiGiN now for over seven years and was previously with Warners (Warner Music Australia), Zomba and Mds.

Philip Mortlock


Joined Philip Walker in 1993 after working at Warner Music (WEA) for close to 17 years, mainly working with the Australian artists in A & R and marketing. Philip has held industry positions as a director on the board of ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association), AIR (Australian Independent Recording Association), a member of the Music Council of Australia and the National Film and Sound Archives. During Philip Mortlock’s career in the music industry has been responsible for many major Australian artists as either a music publisher or record company executive some of which include INXS, Cold Chisel, Richard Clapton, Gotye, Washington and The Basics.

Philip C Walker


Philip Walker is Chairman of the Sago Group, Chairman of the Origin Music Group; a non-executive Director the Australasian Music Publishers’ Association Limited (AMPAL), the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners’ Society Limited (AMCOS) and the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). He has a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Technology, is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management. He has previously served as a Director and Honorary Treasurer of the Craft Council of New South Wales and was in practice as a Chartered Accountant, Auditor and Tax Agent from 1980 – 1998. Philip is an enthusiastic supporter of charity and non-profit organizations.

Philip is known as a music industry accounting specialist and has conducted audits and valuations in the music industry over the last 30 years.