Nettwerk Music Group has purchased an undisclosed interest in independent jazz and blues label Justin Time Records.
JT boasts a 30 year history of releasing jazz and blues records from artists such as Diana Krall, Oscar Peterson, Oliver Jones and Ranee Lee.
The label has also issued releases from 2015 Juno nominees Marianne Trudel, Jane Bunnett and Angela Galuppo.
Under the arrangement, Nettwerk and Justin Time have formed a strategic relationship whereby Justin Time can leverage Nettwerk’s international infrastructure in order to continue to grow its catalogue of jazz and blues recordings, as well as sign new artists, under the continued leadership of Jim West, Founder and President of Justin Time.
Nettwerk President/COO Simon Mortimer-Lamb said: “We are very excited to welcome Jim West and his amazing label into the Nettwerk fold. The combination of Nettwerk’s worldwide infrastructure and Jim’s creative vision will allow Justin Time continue to grow its already wonderful roster and strengthen its over 30 year legacy.“
Jim West, President of Justin Time, added: “I could not be happier to be working with Nettwerk, a company I’ve long admired. This new association allows me the opportunity to focus on signings and overall basic growth of the label. It’s a wonderful new home with seasoned professionals and the sky is the limit.”
Over the past 12 months, Nettwerk has added a Nashville office and launched a joint venture with Los Angeles-based 1916 Management.
Most recently, it announced the 50% acquisition and a go-forward publishing joint venture with Ten Ten Music Group and the acquisition of Robot Of the Century Music Publishing.
The current Nettwerk roster includes artists such as Passenger, Family of the Year, fun., Guster, Wanting, Sinead O’Connor, Perfume Genius, Stereophonics, Olafur Arnalds and Chromeo, as well as songwriters like Neil Mason, Jesse Jo Dillon and Andy Hill.Music Business Worldwide