Caplan, Steffens Launch Elm City Music
April 4, 2012 at 3:32 PM (PT)
Music industry veterans MICHAEL CAPLAN and VIC STEFFENS have formed a new independent label, ELM CITY MUSIC, which has secured a distribution deal from EMI Label Services. ELM CITY’s inaugural release is "Omerta" from heavy metal supergroup ADRENALINE MOB; it will be announcing several new signings in the coming months.
CAPLAN started his label career at POLYGRAM before spending 25 years in A&R man for SONY MUSIC. STEFFENS, a producer and engineer for over 30 years, also appeared as a session player with the ROLLING STONES, DONOVAN and BEN E. KING. He's currently the owner and operator of HORIZON RECORDING and the HORIZON MUSIC GROUP.
"VIC and I have talked for over 25 years about teaming up," CAPLAN says. "HORIZON STUDIOS is CONNECTICUT's premiere studio, and when I decided to move home, I knew that was the right creative environment for me to roost. With the fabulous support from DOMINIC PANDISCIA and MIKE HARRIS at EMI Label Services, I feel confident that our artists will receive all the tender loving care they deserve. I hope that ELM CITY MUSIC will be the crowning achievement of my career."
ADRENALINE MOB features former DREAM THEATER drummer MIKE PORTNOY, SYMPHONY X singer RUSSELL ALLEN, guitarist MIKE ORLANDO and recent addition, bassist JOHN MOYER from DISTURBED.