Topdog is an Australian based music business and partner of Swedish production powerhouse The Kennel. Besides nurturing a roster of talented Antipodean artists, writers and producers, Topdog also represents the World-class roster of producers and talent based in The Kennel's Stockholm doghouse. Both businesses are founded on identical philosophies of identifying and nurturing local talent, and preparing them for global careers - with collaboration between Swedish and Australian talent at the heart of the relationship. WOOF.
Operating in a single studio complex in Stockholm, The Kennel is a modern music company encompassing a record label, management arm and publishing house. The 26 writer-producers have worked on over 100 #1 singles in the past decade, including The Chainsmokers 'Paris'. The roster includes Caesar & Loui, Gabriel Wagnberg and Fredrik Haggstam. The Kennel are leading the next generation of Swedish production. Please check our roster of Swedish producers below.
AUSTRALIAN ARTIST / WRITERS
Topdog manage a boutique roster of world-class artists and songwriters, focussed on delivering on repertoire and production for an international market. Artists such as Tom Jay Williams have already developed global audiences and a formidable catalogue of material; Peta Jeffress and Gabriel Wagnberg perform as Peta & The Wolves and highlight the collaborative approach and latest signing DOE is another example of the A&R and strategic focus Topdog can bring to a brand new talent.
Topdog aims to identify and nurture a new collective of Australian production talent - producers, engineers, mixers and writers who are capable of delivering work for the global market with our own unique approach. Our flagship producer John Castle brings great experience and focus to the emerging talent. John is responsible for the production and mix on Vance Joy's breakthrough "Riptide" single and numerous other award winning records and artists including Megan Washington, You Am I and The Bamboos.