New West And Danny Goldberg Announce Partnership To Launch Ammal Records
August 31, 2006 at 3:56 PM (PT)
NEW WEST RECORDS President CAMERON STRANG and DANNY GOLDBERG announced they have teamed to create a new independent record label AMMAL RECORDS. GOLDBERG and staff will provide A&R functions as well as contribute to the marketing and promotional efforts of its releases. GOLDBERG is in discussions with a number of artists and hopes to announce his first signing in the near future. The AMMAL offices will be based in NEW YORK.
NEW WEST will provide promotions and marketing. Distribution will be through NEW WEST's longtime distributor RED.
NEW WEST RECORDS President CAMERON STRANG said, "DANNY has always been an advocate of great artists and their music. I admire his blend of entrepreneurial spirit and passion for the music business. When you combine all that with his years of experience, his relationships and his reputation, you have a very unique individual.
"There are only a handful of people we would enter into a venture like this with and DANNY is one of them. It is a real team effort. The music business is changing and on the indie side there are great opportunities. At New West, we have built a dynamic label. The addition of DANNY GOLDBERG and AMMAL is another exciting step forward in this new phase of growth for NEW WEST.
GOLDBERG adds, "I have long admired NEW WEST both for the quality of its artists, the creative culture, and for the tenacious and effective efforts the company makes to maximize record sales. The prospect of working closely with CAMERON and with the NEW WEST staff feels a lot like coming home."
GOLDBERG also recently announced the formation of GOLD VILLAGE ENTERTAINMENT (see NET NEWS 8/3), a company that will be involved in all aspects of the music industry beginning with management.
Also, GOLDBERG remains a consultant to ARTEMIS’ parent company SHERIDAN SQUARE ENTERTAINMENT.