History


ABOUT MARIC MEDIA

Since 1998, Chris Maric has continually built a career and reputation at some of the nations most high profile music companies. Holding Publicity, Aritst Relations and Radio Manager positions at Network TENSony Music AustraliaUniversal Music AustraliaEMI and Riot Entertainment before launching Maric Media in April 2013.


SHORT VERSION
Network TEN: National Publicist
Sony Music Australia: Promotions Manager Epic Records/Artists Relations Manager Sony
Universal Music Australia: Promotions Manager for NSW
EMI Music: TV & Radio Promotions Manager - Capital Records
Riot Entertainment: Promotions & Artist Relations Manager
Maric Media: All of the above

LONG VERSION
Rock and Metal was merged with my DNA some time in 1986 when I was 9 years old and heard my first riff. It's been downhill ever since. With music as my driving force throughout high school and university, I always knew it would be my career.

After working in music retail since I was old enough to have a job, I finished my Degree in 
Communication & Marketing and set off collecting a huge pile of rejection letters. Having gotten bored with that I scored my first real industry job in the publicity department of Network TEN in Sydney and quickly sank my teeth into everything I could get my hands on. It was while looking after the show 'House Of Hits' with Molly Meldrum that I started to cross paths with people in the music industry and before too long made the shift to Sony Music where I became the Promotions Manager for Epic Records, and then an Artist Relations Manager for Sony in general. For the next few years I worked non-stop on promo tours, in-stores and album launches for the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Delta Goodrem (she thanks me on her debut album), Ben Folds, Good Charlotte, Something For Kate, Jebediah, Killing Heidi, Mudvayne, Drowning Pool, SOAD and countless others in-between. When I say it was non-stop, I mean it. The cycles never ended and usually most days involved working with at least two or three different international and local artists.

After Sony, Universal Music was my next stop where I did the exact same stuff. I got a plaque for my Australian PR work on Metallica's St Anger and got to work with the band on their 2004 tour, along with too many other artists to list (or remember).

After Universal came EMI and it was while I was there that the initial seeds of starting my own PR company were sewn. 
It was also while I was at EMI that I began working with Riot Entertainment who looked after a few of the big metal labels for the Australian market including Nuclear Blast, Metal Blade, Relapse, Victory, Season Of Mist, Frontiers, Peaceville, Earache, SPV, Indie Recordings, Favored Nations, Spinefarm, Metal Is, Sanctuary, Bad Taste, and many mory

In March of 2013 Maric Media was launched and continues to work with international labels such as
Better Noise Music, BMG, Dinner For Wolves, Ear Music, EVP, Mascot, Metal Blade, Napalm, Peaceville, Pelagic, Silver Lining, Universal  Music and Wild Thing Records. Plus Promotion Companies including 1 World Entertainment, Destroy All Lines, Empire Touring Live Nation, TEG Dainty and a list of independant acts way too extensive to list here, but all of them are awesome.

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Working with so many labels, artists, managements, promoters and media from all over the world, I've established a respected position within the industry and a reputation for getting things done.

 If you're a label who needs help pushing a band on your roster or a tour promoter who needs the PR taken care of, or a self-released and funded band who needs a PR kick in the ass, then talk to me, that’s what I'm here for.

 chris@maricmedia.com.au  +614 1371 5396
PO Box 274 Wentworth Falls NSW 2782 Australia