Universal Music Australia has launched dance imprint Casablanca Records – a name that’s synonymous with launching the careers of Donna Summer and Kiss.
Casablanca exists in the US under UMG label Republic, where its artists include Summer producer Giorgio Moroder, who has recently returned to the label, Crystal Castles, Tiesto and Felix Jaehn.
Casablanca Records Australia will sign local indie pop and electronic artists, and offer opportunity to launch their careers worldwide.
The first names to join its roster are electronica producer Running Touch, producer and DJ Just A Gent, the project from producer/songwriter Thomas Honeywill, St Albion, and singer Vera Blue.
Its official arrival will be marked with a party in Brisbane on September 8th.
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