Artist First Launch Online Music Merchandise Company launches from Melbourne, Australia: Today, Artist First Pty Ltd, an online music merchandise company specializing in personalized band, brand and event webstores and online fulfillment announced its official launch.
After a long standing relationship with Kings Road Merch in the US, Dave Jiannis of Epitaph Australia decided to launch Artist First, along with partners Love Police ATM and the Staple Group.
‘Artist First will provide each band with their own online store branded with their logos and images, linked to their existing website and social media pages. Artist First are ARIA accredited so pre-order bundles will be a big focus’. Managing Director Dave Jiannis said. ‘We are excited to be teaming up with King Road Merch and representing artists such as Bad Religion, Tom Waits, Beastie Boys, Descendents, Dropkick Murphys and Ghost, alongside working with local acts like Parkway Drive. We are also glad to be working with brands such as Chopped Rod & Custom and labels including Epitaph and Anti Records. We look forward to expanding and working with more local bands and brands. Our aim is to put the Artist at the forefront of everything we do’.
Running the day-to-day operations for Artist First will be Caz Worsley, previously Head of Marketing at Shock Entertainment, and recently Consumer Marketing Manager at Converse Australia. ‘I’ve always been passionate about digital marketing and e-commerce, so it’s great to be combining that with my love of music and brands. We’ve been lucky enough to have Love Police ATM come on board as our fulfillment partner and their experience with music merchandise is invaluable. It’s given us a great logistics base, so we can focus on the servicing the artist and the fans’.