I OH YOU is an Australian music company that was spawned after four teenage housemates received final notice on their overdue gas bill that they couldn’t pay off. In a last-ditch attempt to raise the funds, the friends threw a house party, invited some bands to play and charged a small fee for entry. The 200-capacity party resulted in the housemates raising enough money to cover their utility bills for the next quarter. The friends quickly realised that throwing parties (and later releasing records for their friend’s bands) would be the easiest way to keep the gas on.
Since 2009, I OH YOU has grown into a respected multi-faceted music business at the forefront of their field, as a much loved record label for artists such as DMA’S, Violent Soho and Jack River, the Australian tour promoter for acts such as Kelsey Lu, Empress Of and Alex G, and the promoters of ‘Out Of Bounds’, a festival based in Campbelltown, NSW. I OH YOU also co-launched a management company called Converge Management, where they look after acts and producers such as Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Konstantin Kersting & Scott Horscroft – while achieving the heights of #1 records, ARIA and AIR Awards, gold records and sold out national tours.
The gas is still on.