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Glenn Wheatley

Glenn Wheatley’s 40-year career in the entertainment industry is centred around Contemporary Music and Media. His business interests have expanded to encompass Artist Management, Recording and Radio. Glenn’s career commenced as the bass player for the Masters Apprentices, a band that had many top ten hits in Australia during the late 1960s and early ’70s. This ultimately lead to roles in personal management, music publishing and recording, event management and promotion. In 1975, after spending two years in London and the US, Glenn returned to Australia to form and manage Little River Band, who became the first Australian based band to achieve multi-platinum record sales in the U.S. In 1982, Glenn formed Talentworks and went on to manage the Little River Band, John Farnham, Australian Crawl, Ross Wilson, Pseudo Echo, Real Life and Delta Goodrem.

In 1986, his record label Wheatley Records produced Farnham’s album Whispering Jack, which remains Australia’s highest selling album. Delta Goodrem’s debut album Innocent Eyes is Australia’s second highest selling album by an Australian artist giving Glenn the honour of the two highest selling Australian albums. In 1999 Glenn was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame (Masters Apprentices) and he is also a recipient of the Advance Australia Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Entertainment Industry, a Council Member for ScreenSound Australia.

Books by Glenn Wheatley

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