Question: What is the Bon Scott Estate?
Answer: “Bon Scott Estate” is the trading name used by Sevdoka Pty Ltd which, as trustee of
the RB Scott Estate Trust, has been the custodian of the Estate of the Late Ronald Belford
Scott since shortly after Bon’s untimely passing. Bon’s family members are the directors of
Sevdoka Pty Ltd. “Bon Scott Estate” is an Australian registered business name.
Question: Who manages the Bon Scott Estate?
Answer: Sonic Rights Management serves as the Bon Scott Estate’s sole and exclusive
business & rights manager. The Sonic Rights Management and Sonic Lawyers businesses are
operated by separate but related companies with common directorship.
Question: How can I contact the Bon Scott Estate?
Answer: You can contact the Bon Scott Estate through Sonic Rights Management.
Phone: +61 2 7227 7479
Alternatively, you can contact the Bon Scott Estate through its lawyers, Sonic Lawyers.
Phone: +61 2 7227 7479
Question: Where can I buy official Bon Scott Merchandise?
Answer: Perryscope Productions is the Bon Scott Estate’s exclusive merchandise partner,
and operates the Bon Scott Official Store. Perryscope and its sub-licensees create
merchandise approved by the Bon Scott Estate. Licensed merchandise will refer to Sevdoka
Question: Who controls Bon Scott’s music rights?
Answer: Bon Scott is best known for his work with AC/DC. Publishing and recording rights
relating to AC/DC featuring Bon Scott are generally owned by Australian Music Corporation Pty Ltd,
which is owned by AC/DC’s longtime label and publisher, Alberts.
Alberts’ current administrators/licensees are:
– Sony Music Publishing (for publishing)
– Columbia / Sony (for recordings)
In respect of bands prior to AC/DC, please contact Sonic Rights Management for further
Question: I want to use Bon Scott’s music, how do I get permission?
Answer: Contact Sony Music Publishing for all publishing queries.
For recordings, it depends on which recording you are wanting to use:
AC/DC recordings – contact Columbia (or Sony Music Publishing if in AU/NZ)
Fraternity recordings – contact the Grape Organisation
Other recordings (including Spektors, Valentines, Mount Lofty Rangers) –
contact Sonic Rights Management initially for further information
Question: Is the Bon Scott Estate associated at all with bonscott.com and a proposed
documentary titled “Looking for Bon”?
Answer: No – neither are connected with or authorised by the Bon Scott Estate.
Question: Has the Bon Scott Estate, or any of Bon Scott’s parents or brothers, ever received songwriting royalties for any songs on the “Back in Black” album?