UMC ENTERS EXCLUSIVE LABEL DEAL WITH NASHVILLE’S BIG MACHINE LABEL
UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA ENTERS EXCLUSIVE LABEL DEAL
WITH NASHVILLE’S BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP
UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA ENTERS EXCLUSIVE LABEL DEAL WITH NASHVILLE’S BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP
(28 March 2012 - Toronto, ON) -Universal Music Canada (UMC), the country’s leading Music Company is delighted to announce that they have entered into an exclusive label deal with Nashville’s Big Machine Label Group, the home to superstar artists Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts. As part of the new deal, UMC will be the sole distributor and marketers of Big Machine’s roster. The announcement was made today by UMC’s President and CEO, Randy Lennox and Big Machine Label Group President and CEO, Scott Borchetta.
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Big Machine is an independent American record label specializing in country music artists, launched in 2005 by Borchetta.
Commented Lennox: “Under Scott’s tutelage, Big Machine has intelligently become one of the most respected names in music. We are thrilled that Scott has decided to call Universal Music Canada his home north of the border and we look forward to breaking new Big Machine artists and further developing their superstars for years to come.”
Added Borchetta: "The Big Machine Label Group is proud to announce our new relationship with Randy and Universal Music Canada. We've been part of the distribution family since the inception of Big Machine's entrance into Canada and now we are taking the relationship several steps up and several steps deeper. Randy is providing an unmatched opportunity for our label group to have an even greater presence in Canada. More exciting announcements forthcoming.”
ABOUT BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP: At the helm of the independent Big Machine Label Group is industry veteran Scott Borchetta, who serves as President and CEO. The conglomerate encompasses Big Machine Records (founded in 2005), The Valory Music Co. (founded in 2007) and Republic Nashville (a partnership with Universal Republic founded in 2009 with Jimmy Harnen serving as President). The Big Machine Label Group's current artist roster includes Multi-Platinum superstars Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Reba and Martina McBride; Platinum sensations The Band Perry; Newly minted Gold-selling artist Brantley Gilbert; Chart-topping established acts Eli Young Band and Justin Moore, and newcomers Sunny Sweeney, Edens Edge, Ella Mae Bowen, Greg Bates and Thomas Rhett. BMLG artists have received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, American Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Video Music Award and People's Choice Award accolades as well as Brit Award and JUNO Award nominations.