MUSHROOM MUSIC AND Y&V SIGNS TWICE AS NICE
Young&Vicious and Mushroom Music Publishing and are proud to announce the worldwide signing of Australian/LA based three-time Grammy Nominated production duo Twice As Nice aka Nick Audino and Lewis Hughes.
“As a Proud Australian doing music at the highest level, it was only right to partner with the Mushroom / Y&V family. What's to come will make you forget about what's already happened... Shout out to Matt, Andy & the great Michael Gudinski up in heaven cheering us on.” – Nick "Unknown Nick" Audino."We are thrilled to sign with Mushroom / Y&V. As Australians working in LA, we're thankful to find partners who understand where we came from, and where we're going."– Lewis Hughes
Melbourne-born Nicholas 'Unknown Nick' Audino & Lewis Hughes joined forces in 2005 and have built a hugely impressive list of credits. The pair cut their teeth producing, writing, and mixing for artists like Nelly, Bebe Rexha, Trey Songz, Robin Thicke and Pete Wentz. It was their co-write and co-production on Tiësto’s worldwide hit Wasted in 2014 which shot them even further, achieving platinum status in the USA, selling over 4 million units worldwide. Since then, Twice As Nice have gone on to receive three Grammy nominations for their work and more than 15 Gold and Platinum Certifications. They have collectively been involved in the orchestration of a staggering 35 million+ record sales worldwide.
You can find Twice As Nice credits on hit records like the multi-platinum ‘Freaky Friday’ by Lil Dicky, Rihanna’s ‘Needed Me’ as well as songs with Post Malone, Arianna Grande, Katy Perry, Ty Dolla $ign, Future, Camilla Cabello, Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears, Tyga, The Neighborhood, Pitbull, R3HAB, Lil Wayne, Kid Ink, Burna Boy and many more!
Aside from their production work as Twice As Nice, Nick is currently A&R Consultant and advisor for DJ Snake (Let Me Love You feat. Justin Bieber). He was also a Co-Producer and Creative Director for DJ Mustard from 2014 to 2016 (Kid Ink's Be Real feat. Dej Loaf to Rihanna's Needed Me). Meanwhile, Lewis Hughes is instrumental in the development, management and production of artists R3HAB, Ella Vos and MICHL.
“I’ve known Nick and Lewis for a long time and am very excited to team up with them. We’ve got huge respect for the in-roads they’ve made globally and the amazing music they’ve created together with some of the world’s biggest artists. We’re proud to officially welcome them into the Mushroom family through our partnership with Young & Vicious.” – Matt Gudinski, CEO, Mushroom Group
"Soon after relocating to Los Angeles in 2016 I met Nick and Lewis. I soon realised they operate at a level above the rest. Their records reach millions around the world every single day and their music will have a lasting cultural impact. Nick and Lewis are not just multi-platinum Grammy nominated songwriters but they are also an A&R powerhouse. As tastemakers and music executives they are breaking the mould across the board with their hugely successful independent label CORTAN and their other various A&R roles.
As their friend and fellow ex-pat Aussie, I've been fortunate enough to collaborate with them throughout the years. It’s my pleasure to welcome these two to the growing Young & Vicious and Mushroom Music family. A special thanks to everyone at Mushroom for the unwavering support - especially Matt Gudinski and the late, great Michael Gudinski AM" – Andrew Hawkins, Founder, Young & Vicious (Y&V)