Melbourne Honours Gudinski

Frontier Touring chief Michael Gudinski was honoured by his hometown Melbourne’s city fathers.

Gudinski, who also runs record labels and Premier Artists agency, was announced Melburnian of the Year at the Melbourne Awards Aug. 18.

“Michael has made an enormous contribution to the city over the past four decades,” said Lord Mayor Robert Doyle. “His work has put many Melbourne bands and artists on the musical map, and his great support of the victims of the Black Saturday (bushfire) tragedy through Sound Relief has made him a Melbourne icon.”

The Sound Relief concerts, which Gudinski organized with three other promoters, raised $10 million.

“I’ve lived and breathed Melbourne my whole life – Melbourne is after all the Australian music capital,” Gudinski said. “I’m absolutely humbled and honoured to be given such a prestigious award from the city that I love so much.”