Independent US rock powerhouse Razor & Tie has signed a distribution and services deal for the UK and Europe with London-based Essential Music & Marketing.
One of the biggest independent labels in the US, Razor & Tie’s artists include All That Remains, Foreigner, Richard Ashcroft and Chelsea Grin. Its Essential deal officially kicks off with multi-platinum act P.O.D whose new album Murdered Love is due for release in mid-July.
Meanwhile, Essential has also signed an EU distribution and services deals with Nashville-based eclectic label Thirty Tigers, Canadian label Hidden Pony and Australian major player Staple Group’s label UNFD.
John Franck, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Razor & Tie comments, “We’re thrilled to be partnering up with the Essential Music family in the UK and Europe. Now more than ever, Razor & Tie is dedicated to growing its roster on a global level and we believe this is a pivotal strategic alliance for both our companies.”
Mike Chadwick, Founder and Managing Director of Essential Music and Marketing (pictured) said “Essential Music and Marketing is really pleased to be signing up such venerable international labels; Razor & Tie particularly has been in our sights for a while and to have them on board is a real coup. These North American partnerships are exactly where we want to be expanding as a company and having such success so early on for our US office is a testament to the ability of our US CEO Erik Gilbert and his team.”Music Business Worldwide