Fontana Partners With Trustkill
January 8, 2007 at 4:21 PM (PT)
FONTANA, the independent distribution arm of UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with NEW JERSEY-based TRUSTKILL RECORDS. The deal was announced today (1/8) by UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP DISTRIBUTION President JIM URIE, FONTANA DISTRUBUTION EVP/GM STEVE PRITCHITT, and TRUSTKILL founder JOSH GRABELLE.
"When we launched FONTANA, our goal was to attract those partners who thrive on innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit," said URIE. "JOSH and his team are the poster children for that. We are delighted to welcome them to the FONTANA family."
GRABELLE said, "After 10 years of doing this with various indies, we are excited to be joining the FONTANA team. JIM and STEVE approached me when things at TRUSTKILL were really on fire, and I feel that they, above anyone else, really understand our business model, our brand, and goals. With the world's largest music distributor behind us, we have huge plans to really take this label into the future and expand our roster, staff, sales, and more."