ORIGINAL SIGNAL RECORDINGS (OSR) PARTNERS WITH UNIVERSAL MOTOWN RECORDS
New York, NY, Friday, April 10, 2009 – Original Signal Recordings has partnered with Universal Motown Records, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, it was announced today by OSR Co-Founders Daniel Klaus and Lucas Mann, Universal Motown President Sylvia Rhone and General Manager Andrew Kronfeld.
As part of this agreement, Universal Motown Records will provide select marketing and promotional services for OSR releases, while Fontana, the independent sales and marketing division of UMG, will provide select distribution services.
“We are thrilled to be joining forces with Mel Lewinter (Chairman, Universal Motown Republic Group), Sylvia, Andrew and the rest of the Universal Motown team,” stated Original Signal Recordings Co-Founder Daniel Klaus. “Universal’s willingness to support the future of independent music shows a true commitment to the future of the business at large.”
“Daniel and Lucas have created one of the most dynamic independent labels in the business,” commented Kronfeld, “and we are delighted to partner with them on what is sure to be the next exciting chapter in the continued expansion of their business.”
“Our ability to remain independent while providing the world class promotion and distribution offered by Universal Motown and Fontana, provides our artists with a powerful solution as the business continues to evolve,” added Original Signal Recordings Co-Founder Lucas Mann. “With them we look forward to creating new and large-scale opportunities for our expanding artist roster”.
Original Signal is home to a wide range of artists including: The Sounds, Butch Walker, The Bronx, Longwave, David Ford and Blanche and has been distributing and marketing Ingrid Michaelson’s releases on her own Cabin 24 Records.
About Universal Motown Records
Universal Motown Records is a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries.
Universal Music Group’s record labels include Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Motown Republic Group, Universal Music Latino, Universal Records South, and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world’s most popular artists and their recordings. UMG’s catalog is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, its new media and technologies division; Bravado, its merchandising company; Twenty-First Artists, its full service management division; and Helter Skelter, its live music agency.
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.