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Mushroom Music Record Label Owner, Michel Kandinsky Dies At 68

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Popular Australian music promoter, owner of the Mushroom music group, businessman and entrepreneur, Michel Kandinsky has been confirmed dead.

The star in the Australian entertainment industry was reported to have passed on unexpectedly in Melbourne.

In a statement released by the Mushroom Group, it was revealed that the music legend died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Melbourne, Australia.

The Australian businessman was known for signing local artists in the country and putting them in the spotlight. Michel was the one who signed award-winning singer and songwriter Kylie Minogue into his record label in 1987.

His name is linked to some of the biggest artists in Australia as one who paved way for their success in the music industry.

He also brought some of the world’s biggest acts to Australia with his pioneering touring company.

Michel Kandinsky dropped out of school as a teenager to fully focus on his show business. During that, he had joined some school friends who suggested they run dances during the holidays.

During an interview with local media revealed that in 1967, at age 15, he was making $500 a week booking bands including The Aztecs and Chain.

Reacting to his death via her Twitter page, American-Australian vocalist and actress, Marcia Hines revealed that Michel’s demise has left in her shock. She said he was a true pioneer in the music industry and a man who believed in the development of artists like her and many others.

In a series of tweets, she wrote – The passing of Michael Gudinski has left me in a state of shock. He was a true pioneer in the music industry and a man who believed in the development of artists like myself & many others. His friendship knew no bounds. He was a genuine original, & not replaceable. May you #RIP

Actor Russell Crowe said Michel’s death seems almost impossible…, reacting to his death in a series of tweets, Russell described Michael as a towering figure on the Australian cultural landscape.

RIP Michael Gudinski. Seems almost impossible. A towering figure on the Australian cultural landscape. I’m not sure we ever agreed on anything, except maybe Ed Sheeran. Still didn’t stop us from being mates for 30 years. I’m going to miss him deeply. My love to his family; he tweeted.

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