Stroudavarious Records Launches New Imprint, Emrose Records
August 5, 2010 at 1:36 PM (PT)
STROUDAVARIOUS RECORDS has launched a new imprint, EMROSE RECORDS, in partnership with WASHINGTON-based investor TOM NATELLI. EMROSE will be based in NASHVILLE and STROUDAVARIOUS will manage all aspects of the label’s promotion, sales and marketing.
Their flagship artist will be MARGARET DURANTE, whose new single, “Mississippi’s Crying,” will ship to Country radio later this month. Her debut album, produced by JAMES STROUD and STEPHONY SMITH, will be released later this year.
NATELLI said: "JAMES STROUD has been an invaluable resource to us for the past three years as MARGARET has honed her singing and songwriting skills. I couldn't be more pleased to formalize our relationship with JAMES and his team by forming EMROSE RECORDS. It's a fabulous fit for all of us, and we're excited to be working with a successful team of industry veterans that understands the evolving world of country music."
STROUD added: "TOM NATELLI is one of the brightest business minds I've ever encountered. His vision and track record of success in adapting to a changing business climate make him a perfect partner for STROUDAVARIOUS RECORDS. MARGARET DURANTE is as gifted a young singer and writer as I've seen in a long time. We couldn't be launching EMROSE with a better artist."
Promotion duties for "Mississippi's Crying" are being handled by NINE NORTH RECORDS/NASHVILLE. EMROSE RECORDS will be distributed through STROUDAVARIOUS RECORDS' existing agreement with RED DISTRIBUTION. DURANTE is managed by TONY CONWAY of ONTOURAGE MANAGEMENT.