CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP ACQUIRES TOOTH AND NAIL/BEC/SOLID STATE CATALOGS
Brandon Ebel To Re Launch Tooth & Nail as Independent Label
Jeremy Camp’s Reckless to be Marketed by Capitol CMG Label Group
Nashville, TN, March 13, 2013 – Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG) has completed its acquisition of the existing Tooth & Nail recorded music catalog. This includes Tooth & Nail Records, BEC Recordings and Solid State Records, while excluding the catalogs of artists Demon Hunter, August Burns Red and the latest recordings from Love and Death and the Supertones. Capitol CMG will own and continue to develop products from Tooth & Nail’s extensive catalogs, marketing and distributing them through Capitol CMG Label Group and its catalog division.
According to Capitol Christian Music Group President and CEO Bill Hearn, “It’s been my privilege to work alongside Brandon Ebel for the last twelve years. He’s a great record man and has developed some of our industry’s best artists and music. Together we have built a strong catalog which CCMG will continue to develop and grow. I wish Brandon continued success as he re-establishes himself as one of the leaders in the independent music community.”
“Our partnership with EMI has been very successful, and we are grateful for the opportunities we have had with Bill Hearn and his team over the last twelve years. We are confident that our artists’ back catalogs will be well served under CCMG. Moving forward we are excited to continue developing our artists on Tooth & Nail Records, Solid State Records, and BEC Recordings” said Ebel, Founder and President of Tooth & Nail.
Tooth & Nail Founder and co-owner Brandon Ebel will retain rights to all label names and trademarks and will re launch Tooth & Nail as an independent label group, with forthcoming releases planned from August Burns Red, The Almost, Demon Hunter, Emery, Icon For Hire, Nine Lashes, Living Sacrifice, and All Things New among others. Details of release dates and distribution for the new label will be announced soon. During the transition period, Capitol Christian Music Distribution will continue to distribute all Tooth & Nail products.
BEC Recordings’ award-winning artist Jeremy Camp’s catalog and recent #1 Christian SoundScan debut, Reckless (February 2013) will now be supported by the Capitol CMG Label Group for all A&R, marketing and promotion. Camp is currently performing on the highly successful Rock and Worship Road Show with Mercy Me, Family Force 5, Kutless and Luminate, among others. Additionally, Camp’s debut single “Reckless” is currently #7 on the AC Indicator and #12 on the AC Monitored charts.
About Capitol Christian Music Group:
Capitol Christian Music Group is the world’s leading Christian Music company and market leader in recorded music, distribution, and music publishing. Part of Universal Music’s Capitol Music Group, Capitol Christian Music Group operates several divisions including Capitol CMG Label Group (Sparrow Records, ForeFront Records, Credential Recordings, sixstepsrecords, Hillsong), EMI Gospel, Capitol CMG Distribution and Capitol CMG Publishing. Led by President and CEO Bill Hearn and a strong executive team of long-time Christian and Gospel music veterans, Capitol Christian Music Group is characterized by a strong commitment to artists and songwriters, one another, our customer and community service.
About Capitol Music Group:
Capitol Christian Music Group is an integral component of the Capitol Music Group, which includes Capitol Records, Virgin Records, Blue Note, Astralwerks, Harvest, Caroline and the Capitol Studios. The Capitol Music Group features such superstar artists as Katy Perry, 30 Seconds To Mars, The Beatles, Norah Jones, Aaron Neville, Alice in Chains, A Fine Frenzy, Ryan Adams, Amos Lee, The Decemberists, TobyMac, Joe Lavano, Rosanne Cash, Chris Tomlin, Anita Baker, Smokie Norful, Van Morrison, Bob Seger, Beach Boys and Emeli Sande (for the US), among many others. Headed by Capitol Music Group Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett, the company is based in Hollywood, California in the iconic Capitol Records Tower.
About Tooth & Nail Records
What began in a bedroom over a decade ago has grown organically to become the enthusiastic support system behind many of the most important rock bands operating, including Underoath, Emery, Hawk Nelson and The Almost. With headquarters in Seattle and offices in Nashville, Tennessee and elsewhere, Tooth & Nail Records also owns Solid State Records (Demon Hunter, August Burns Red) and BEC Recordings (Jeremy Camp, All Things New, Kutless). Label founder Brandon Ebel became immersed in the network of musicians, clubs, fanzines and promoters who were making waves with bands whose positive messages (whether translated through melodic punk or heavy rock) and creative, inspired music. Driven to this unique perspective, the music press has caught on and embraced many T&N bands the kids already knew. With bands like Icon for Hire, The Letter Black, Love and Death, Emery and more, Tooth & Nail will continue to be a vital, dominant presence in the contemporary music scene as an independent label of Brandon Ebel. For more information, visit www.toothandnail.com and @toothandnail on Twitter.