Santa Anna, a joint venture launched by Sony Music Entertainment (SME) and Todd Moscowitz less than two weeks ago, has struck a distribution agreement with record label and management company LISTEN TO THE KIDS.
Los Angeles-based LISTEN TO THE KIDS is a JV between CEO Conor Ambrose and Universal Music Group-owned Interscope Records.
The company was set up by Ambrose after serving five years at Interscope.
The label manages artists and producers including Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum songwriter and producer Omer Fedi, Yeat, Alexander 23, ericdoa, Sally Sossa, Pacific, and Lawsy.
Artists under the company’s roster have racked up over 20 billion streams to date, according to a press release on Tuesday (January 17).
The partnership with LISTEN TO THE KIDS is among Santa Anna’s first since launching earlier this month.
New York-based Santa Anna is an artist and label services company formed by SME and Moscowitz, founder and CEO of Alamo Records.
At the time of the launch, SME said the new company “will support entrepreneurs and assist artists in maximizing their creative potential and build their businesses”.
Santa Anna is led by Lee L’Heureux, who most recently served as general manager at Geffen Records. He will work alongside Moscowitz and Alamo Records’ Chief Operating Officer, Juliette Jones.
According to the press release announcing their partnership, LISTEN TO THE KIDS’ roster of artists will now have access to Santa Anna’s marketing, distribution, legal and promotional support, among other services.
“We are thrilled that LISTEN TO THE KIDS has joined Santa Anna. We are committed to supporting entrepreneurs and look forward to developing this new roster of artists and working with Conor to take his label to the next level.”
Speaking about the alliance with LISTEN TO THE KIDS, Moscowitz says: “We are thrilled that LISTEN TO THE KIDS has joined Santa Anna. We are committed to supporting entrepreneurs and look forward to developing this new roster of artists and working with Conor to take his label to the next level.”
“LISTEN TO THE KIDS is a label for artists who want to pioneer sounds and push boundaries.”
Ambrose, who will continue as CEO of LISTEN TO THE KIDS, said his company “has helped unique artists reach important milestones early in their careers. Now, as a new partner of Santa Anna, we are excited to build on what we’ve started and leverage their expertise to keep supporting exceptional talent”.
“LISTEN TO THE KIDS is a label for artists who want to pioneer sounds and push boundaries,” added Ambrose.
“As an entrepreneur, I have always admired Todd’s innovative approach and I am grateful he will be providing us with resources and freedom.”
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