Switchfoot move catalogue from majors to Concord Music Group

Multi-platinum selling alternative rock band Switchfoot have signed a worldwide recording and co-publishing deal with Concord Music Group’s Vanguard Records imprint and Concord’s sister publishing unit, The Bicycle Music Company.

The deal encompasses the band’s new recordings and the acquisition of their full catalogue of songs from the albums, Oh! Gravity (2006), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Soundtrack (2008), Hello Hurricaine (2009), Vice Verses (2011) and Fading West (2014).

The group’s last three albums have been released on their own label, lowercasepeople records, via Warner‘s Atlantic.

The band, Jon Foreman (vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Jerome Fontamillas (keys, guitar), Drew Shirley (guitar) and Chad Butler (drums) are currently finishing touches their tenth studio album, scheduled for release this summer.

Produced by Switchfoot along with John Fields (who was at the helm of the band’s double-platinum selling breakthrough – The Beautiful Letdown), the new album will be their first since 2014’s Fading West.

“The band is very proud to be a part of the Concord and Bicycle family,” said Switchfoot manager Bruce Flohr. “As Switchfoot begins a new musical chapter it’s exciting to have a new partner with passion and fresh ideas.”

“Switchfoot exemplifies the type of artists we wanted to be able to work with when envisioning the merger of Concord and Bicycle,” stated Steven Salm, Concord Bicycle’s Chief Corporate Development Officer.

“This multi-level agreement enables us to collaborate in unique and innovative ways across both records and publishing, building on the band’s already fantastic legacy.  We look forward to a long and productive relationship with the band and their entire team.”

Switchfoot’s discography began in 1997 with the first of three indie releases, before they signed with a major label, Columbia, in 2003.

Since then the San Diego, CA based outfit have sold 5.7 million copies worldwide of their nine studio albums (including 2003’s double-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown and 2009’s GRAMMY Award-winning, Hello Hurricane).Music Business Worldwide