Bob Frank Distribution Acquires Blix Street, Tesla Electric Company Recordings
November 4, 2015 at 11:48 AM (PT)
BOB FRANK DISTRIBUTION (BDF) has partnered with BLIX STREET -- home of the late EVA CASSIDY -- and TESLA ELECTRIC COMPANY RECORFDINGS. BFD is distributed by SONY MUSIC's RED.
BFD's JIM CUOMO, former head of EONE MUSIC and RYKO DISTRIBUTION, expects five to 10 more labels to join BFD over the next few months, alongside the likes of MAGNA CARTA RECORDS.
BLIX STREET and sister label GIFTHORSE RECORDS feature works from CASSIDY (including the platinum-certified "Songbird"), MARY BLACK and GRACE GRIFFITH. The label's first new release via BFD/RED is the long-anticipated CASSIDY album, "Nightbird," which will be released in DECEMBER.
The artist-owned TESLA ELECTRIC COMPANY RECORDINGS label has a new release by the multi-million selling rockers planned for 2016, to mark the band's 30th anniversary. The new arrangement comes on the heels of the first leg of TESLA's national tour with DEF LEPPARD and STYX, which resumes in FEBRUARY 2016.
Commented CUOMO: "I am extremely proud to align myself with BFD at RED. At a time when the shifting sands of the industry are swirling chaotically and unpredictably, RED -- who are long regarded as the gold standard in independent music distribution through its expertise in all areas of distro -- will continue to embrace the independent label community and culture. RED will allow labels and artists to flourish and prosper using the formidable benefits and advantages afforded by the most stable of musically based, artist friendly environments in music distribution today.
"The BFD/RED alliance makes for a stunning combination of talents and resources. At BFD, the vibe is reminiscent of the rarified atmosphere of my years at RYKO DISTRIBUTION. I guarantee that it will be a welcome haven for all labels migrating through our doors."
BFD is the music distribution division of BFE (BOB FRANK ENTERTAINMENT), formed in 2012 by longtime music business executive and entrepreneur BOB FRANK as a multi-faceted boutique entertainment company. Other BFE divisions include ADMIRAL LANE MUSIC PUBLISHING, indie music label RED RIVER ENTERTAINMENT and DAMSON LANE FILM PRODUCTIONS. More information can be found at www.bobfrankent.com/