RCA and PGM Enter Long-Term Hip-Hop/Urban Joint Venture Extension
July 7, 2014 at 6:02 PM (PT)
RCA RECORDS has announced a long-term extension with BRYAN LEACH's POLO GROUNDS MUSIC. The partnership is now in its 9th year and is the longest Hip-Hop music venture in RCA history.
LEACH's POLO GROUND MUSIC (PGM) began in 2005 and within eight years has gained global recognition by dominating the Urban and Rhythmic charts and holding strong positioning on the Latin and Pop charts. PGM's roster boosts acclaimed artists A$AP ROCKY, A$AP FERG, PITBULL. Over the years releases have included the likes of HURRICANE CHRIS and YO GOTI. The NEW YORK-based company has had record breaking imprint sales of over 70 million singles and 12 million albums.
POLO MUSIC has also expanded its executive team with recent appointments of MOTISOLA ZULU as GM and VP's DERRICK "BIG TEACH" TURTON and AMY JOHNSON.
LEACH commenting on the extended partnership, "These past eight years have been exciting for POLO GROUNDS MUSIC in terms of A$AP FERG, YO GOTI, PITBULL, and we're loving the future challenges of breaking more new artists as well as exploring more ways to better serve our roster. PETER and TOM have been great supporters and partners and the executive team and roster of talent at RCA is unmatched."
RCA CEO PETER EDGE said, "We ae excited about the extension of the partnership between POLO GROUNDS MUSIC and RCA. The breadth of amazing artists signed to PGM is a shining example of BRYAN's keen intuition to discover and develope talent that will resonate with fans for years to come."
RCA Pres./COO TOM CARSON added, "Over the years PGM/RCA has developed a proven track record of chart topping multi-Platinum selling hits and we look forward to enjoying continued success with BRYAN and the PGM team."
BRYAN LEACH's career has spanded over two decades, formerly spearheading the urban roster for indie label TVT RECORDS. Under his direction as VP of A&R, the label held BILLBOARD's #1 indie title for five consecutive years. He later went on to serve as SVP/Urban for RCA MUSIC GROUP ( 2006-2014) and eventually pulled double duty as President of his own POLO MUSIC GROUP.