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Melodian Records
Melodian Records label.jpg
Founded 1988
Founder Ian Meldrum, Michael Gudinski and Amanda Pelham
Country of origin Australia
Location Melbourne

Melodian Records was an Australian independent record label founded in 1988 by record producer and music journalist Ian Meldrum with Michael Gudinski and Amanda Pelham. The name Melodian is a combination of 'melody' and Meldrum and Ian.[1]



In July 1987, Australian music television show Countdown ended. Meldrum had hosted the show since its induction in 1974. Meldrum wanted to start a record label as he felt "so many young pop acts weren't getting a go". The first two signings were Indecent Obsession (a pop band from the Gold Coast) and Roxus (a rock band from Melbourne).[2]

The first album released on the label was Indecent Obsession's Spoken Words in November 1989. It peaked in Australia at number 28.[3]

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  1. ^ Meldrum, Ian and Jenkins, Ian (2015). Ian Molly Meldrum:The Never, Um, Ending Story Stories (2ns ed.). Allen & Unwin. pp. 395–396. ISBN 9781760291372. 
  2. ^ Meldrum, Ian and Jenkins, Ian (2016). Ah Well, Nobody's Perfect: The Untold Stories (1st ed.). Allen & Unwin. p. 306. ISBN 9781760294427. 
  3. ^ "INDECENT OBSESSION - SPOKEN WORDS (ALBUM)". Australian Charts. Retrieved 23 January 2017.