Broken Bow Teams With Red Distribution To Add 3rd Imprint
October 31, 2012 at 9:01 AM (PT)
In a press conference held THIS MORNING (10/31) at THE HARD ROCK CAFÉ in NASHVILLE, TN, BBR MUSIC GROUP, which includes BBR (BROKEN BOW RECORDS) and its sister label, STONEY CREEK RECORDS, have announced that they will be launching a third imprint. This time partnering with RED DISTRIBUTION with the new label to be called RED BOW RECORDS.
BBR MUSIC GROUP Pres./CEO BENNY BROWN and RED DISTRIBUTION Pres. BOB MORELLI announced the new partnership, which will be housed on MUSIC ROW with BBR MUSIC GROUP ‘taking the lead in all creative and promotional endeavors for the new imprint.’ BBR MUSIC GROUP and RED DISTRIBUTION, a division of SONY, first joined forces in MAY, 2002 when RED became the official distributor for the independent label.
“We could have done this ourselves; however, we have a longstanding, trusted friendship and professional relationship with RED DISTRIBUTION and RED Pres. BOB MORELLI,” said BENNY BROWN. “This new venture was a great way to further that relationship, which expands both our business models and creates new opportunities for both companies and for the artists on our labels.”
“We are thrilled to be expanding our very successful relationship with BENNY BROWN and BBR MUSIC GROUP, through the launch of RED BOW RECORDS,” said BOB MORELLI. “BENNY is a NASHVILLE visionary and we are excited to be partnering with an executive of his tremendous talents and accomplishments on this new venture. This agreement further underscores RED’s ongoing commitment to supporting independent labels and artists with innovative distribution and artist development solutions.”
The first artists signed to RED BOW RECORDS are JOE NICHOLS and newcomer RACHEL FARLEY, a 17-year old GEORGIA native.
Additionally, BBR GROUP EVP JON LOBA and SVP/Promotion CARSON JAMES announced that industry veteran RENEE LEYMON has been tapped as VP/Promotion. LEYMON, most recently of ARISTA NASHVILLE, will be based in NASHVILLE and can be reached at (615) 417-7484 or email@example.com.
Current STONEY CREEK RECORDS Southwest/ Midwest Manager Of Promotion SHELLEY HARGIS will take on the role of National Dir./Promotion for RED BOW. HARGIS can be reached at (615) 429-2600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also joining as West Coast Manager Of Promotion for RED BOW RECORDS is KENDRA WHITEHEAD, who spent the last 12 years in real estate, can be reached at (408) 316-2534 or Kendra@redbowrecords.com.
Additional staff and artist announcements regarding the new label will be forthcoming.