604/Light Organ Records Ink New Canadian Distribution Deal With Sony Music
March 29, 2016 at 12:53 PM (PT)
604 RECORDS/LIGHT ORGAN RECORDS have entered into an exclusive deal with SONY MUSIC for distribution in CANADA. The announcement was made today by 604/LIGHT ORGAN RECORDS President JONATHAN SIMKIN.
Founded in 2001 by SIMKIN and NICKELBACK frontman CHAD KROEGER, 604 RECORDS represents CARLY RAE JEPSEN, COLEMAN HELL, DFALLAS SMITH, MARIANAS TRENCH and THEORY OF A DEADMAN, among others.
SIMKIN also brings his indie label imprint LIGHT ORGAN, which he founded in 2010 to sign and present the best in WEST COAST, non-mainstream alternative,including THE ZOLAS, THE SHILOHS, FINE TIMES, MOUNTIES, JPNSGRLS and THE MATINEE, among others. With his state-of-the-art music studios and 800-square-foot sound stage venue, SIMKIN has created a musical hub offering the ability to record albums, shoot videos, rehearse and present concerts and livestream content.
Commented SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT CANADA President SHANE CARTER: “Under JONATHAN’s leadership and vision, 604 RECORDS has become one of the most respected names in the industry. We are honored that he has decided to call SONY MUSIC his new home and look forward to working with the whole 604/LIGHT ORGAN team to help take their artists to the next level.”
Added SIMKIN: “We are at a transitional point in the music industry, and I am thrilled to be stepping into this new era with a new CANADIAN distribution partner. The genuine excitement and enthusiasm shown by SHANE and everyone at SONY is a breath of fresh air at a time when there is so much negativity throughout the music business. I look forward to working with SONY to prove that the recorded music business can still be profitable…and fun!”