earMUSIC Partners With Entertainment One For U.S. Distribution
March 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM (PT)
EARMUSIC has signed an exclusive deal with ENTERTAINMENT ONE DISTRIBUTION for the U.S.
EARMUSIC GM MAX VACCARO commented: “During the first five years of EARMUSIC, we have seen our label become a constant presence on the charts all over EUROPE. After some excellent years with our close friends at EAGLE, we now feel its time to ‘walk on our own two feet’ and start developing our own presence in the U.S. We approach this step in the most important market in the world knowing how challenging it will be to be as successful as we are in EUROPE. In a market where some of the best companies operate, we feel strong with having met a partner like EONE to share this ambition with.”
EONE MUSIC EVP MICHAEL HEALY added: “We feel very fortunate to be able to add EARMUSIC to our strong list of labels and artists. It will be exciting to be a part of their continued success as they take these next steps to expand their footprint in the U.S. marketplace."
EONE VP Metal SCOTT GIVENS said: “I am thrilled to have EARMUSIC join EONE DISTRIBUTIONand look forward to working with MAX and his staff. This is another example of our ongoing commitment to the rock and metal genres.”
EARMUSIC is the international record company of EDEL GROUP, featuring a repertoire of rock, pop, metal and alternative rock artists.
Domestic label management for EARMUSIC will be provided by the U.S. team of international promotion and marketing firm INTERNATIONAL SOLUTIONS, headed by ELIAS CHIOS in NEW YORKI.
Internationally, EARMUSIC's roster in EUROPE boasts some of the biggest names in rock music, including DEEP PURPLE, CHICKENFOOT, STATUS QUO, ASH, FOREIGNER, TARJA, THUNDER, JOE JACKSON, DRAGONFROCE, GAMMA RAY, KEVIN COSTNER & MODERN WEST, STRATOVARIOUS, BABY METAL and CHRISTOPHER CROSS.
The first releases, scheduled for MAY 12th include DEEP PURPLE's LONG BEACH 1971, recorded at the LONG BEACH ARENA on JULY 30th, 1971 for broadcast on KUSC (91.5 FM). along with albums from BRAZILIAN metal icons ANGRA and JOURNEY vocalist JEFF SCOTT SOTO.
There will also be albums from BRITISH rockers THUNDER and pop-punk outfit ASH (MAY 26th), along with a best-of from GAMMA (JUNE 9th).