Rumblings out of Nashville: Broken Bow Records, the label home of Jason Aldean, is in discussions about a sale, according to MBW’s sources.
The company is one of Music City’s most respected independents and was founded in 1997 by President/CEO Benny Brown.
Its catalogue includes seven albums and 18 No.1 US country hits from superstar Aldean, in addition to other chart toppers from the likes of Craig Morgan and Thompson Square.
All three major labels are believed to be interested in acquiring Broken Bow, which has sister labels including Stoney Creek Records and Red Bow Records.
BMG is also understood to have made an approach for the company – a move which would bolster the Bertelsmann-owned firm’s established publishing presence in Nashville.
Last year Broken Bow’s parent – BBR Music Group – launched a fourth label, Wheelhouse Records, signing veteran country star Trace Adkins.
In addition to its label interests, BBR Music Group runs publishing company Magic Mustang Music and management arm BBR Management.Music Business Worldwide