UMe, Andy Gould Form T-Boy Records
January 28, 2013 at 2:56 PM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES (UMe) has teamed with veteran rock manager ANDY GOULD to form a new label, T-BOY RECORDS, which will serve as an umbrella label releasing new music and albums from established iconic hard-rock bands with major followings. The first T-Boy signings will be announced shortly, with releases scheduled for later this spring and summer.
GOULD, who currently heads his own SPECTACLE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, has managed ROB ZOMBIE since his days in WHITE ZOMBIE, and has co-managed such acts as LINKIN PARK (with ROB MCDERMOTT), PANTERA (with WALTER O’BRIEN) and GUNS N’ ROSES (with IRVING AZOFF).
"We have had a great deal of success in the past with ROB ZOMBIE," GOULD said. "We want to sign rock bands with brand names that do good business on the road, and have been underserved by the major label system. The idea I had arose out of discussions with the other managers of major hard-rock acts who all felt their artists could benefit from an improved label experience. We’re looking to super-serve this niche audience, which is tremendously loyal, and is often even larger internationally than here in the states."
"Over the years, we’ve shifted our strategy away from being a traditional catalog label into a branding and marketing company," UMe Pres./CEO BRUCE RESNIKOFF said. "ANDY has his finger on the pulse of bands that have a huge touring base that can sell a great deal of music in both the audio and video formats. This music is a brand in and of itself. Our expertise is in finding the connection between those brands and the consumer. It’s about taking a talent we have here and using Andy’s expertise to identify the right brands and make the right records in that area. There are a limited amount of label outlets for this kind of iconic hard rock. It’s about taking new music to those fans, while at the same time expanding that audience base to a new group of buyers."