Crush Music Launches Label With Warner Music Group
Weezer To Release Self-Titled Tenth Album On April 1 Via Crush Music/Atlantic Records
February 25, 2016 at 6:14 AM (PT)
WARNER MUSIC GROUP has entered into a joint venture with CRUSH MUSIC Co-Founders JONATHAN DANIEL and BOB MCLYNN. The first act signed to the newly established label is WEEZER, who will release an album via WMG’s ATLANTIC RECORDS. Future CRUSH MUSIC label releases will be released via ATLANTIC or WARNER BROS. RECORDS.
“We’ve had a great relationship with ATLANTIC and the entire global WARNER MUSIC team over the years, developing and breaking artists such as PANIC! AT THE DISCO, TRAVIE MCCOY/GYM CLASS HEROES and more,” said MCLYNN. “So when it was time to find a partner for our new label venture, we knew WMG would be a natural fit.”
“CRUSH has an impressive ability to attract and develop unique talent," said WARNER BROS. RECORDS Chairman/CEO CAMERON STRANG. "This new label will make an excellent addition to the family, and we are all looking forward to working together to nurture exciting artists and release amazing music."
“Our association with JONATHAN, BOB and their outstanding team goes back over a decade, and we’re thrilled to take our partnership to a new level with the formation of the CRUSH MUSIC label,” said ATLANTIC RECORDS Chairman/COO JULIE GREENWALD and Chairman/CEO CRAIG KALLMAN. “They bring great ears, creativity, vision, and dedication to their work, and they share our mission of building artists’ careers for the long haul. And to be able to launch the label with a new album from Weezer is simply fantastic.”
The first release from the CRUSH MUSIC label with ATLANTIC will be WEEZER’s self-titled, tenth studio album (referred to as The White Album), out on APRIL 1st, 2016.