New York, NY (PRWEB) January 20, 2007
Alamo Records, an innovative record company, announced today it is launching a new artist-friendly record label, with records to be distributed by Sunset Records / SRG Distribution in the U.S. and licensed for territories around the globe.
The new record company will be distributed digitally with all artists splitting the net profits along with them having a "physical option" to be distributed the traditional way to brick and mortar retail outlets as well as with the traditional royalty structure. Recording artist Eddy Culjak and rock group B.I.T.E., along with Nuphar and B.L.O. are the first to sign to the company.
Angel Alamo, President of Alamo Records and architect of the new record company, said, "This is an amazing opportunity for Alamo to be a part of a new music business model that shifts power back to the artists and shifts the focus back to the music itself. There is no better way to gauge music than to it digitally today and this is the one of the best ways to give our music a chance to be heard in this tough marketplace. I think the possibilities are endless now that we can find fresh ways to develop support and break great music and the talented artists behind that music."
"The innovative record label model built by Don Lichterman and his team at SRG gives our bands the most viable ways to be heard all over the world. They are progressive thinkers whose artist-oriented approach is not only empowering the creative community; it is the most cost effective way to make money in this industry today. The Sunset Record Label has embraced the landscape of distribution today rather than looking at what are the difficulties plaguing today's music business, the entire company is poised for the future," Alamo added.
The label model created for the entire company is the latest in a series of deals by SRG/Sunset that is reengineering entertainment industry distribution. Its goal has always been to strengthen common interests between the artists and the recording companies. As a consequence of these deals, SRG has been evolving into a unique new kind of record company with the capacity not only to digitally distribute music artists, but to also produce market and promote physical CDs all over the world. A number of those groundbreaking deals have been supported by SRG, one the world's fastest growing independent record labels.
"SRG is delighted to distribute the Alamo Records music company not only in the U.S., to also develop its artists to a global audience. The Alamo label roster will be another strong source for the repertoire of new music artists for SRG regionally and then eventually worldwide," said Don Lichterman, Chairman Sunset Holding, Co. worldwide. "Angel shares my A&R view that our changing industry is one where it is to key to get into that distribution system today. As a result, we're already having great successes with the deal we did with Alamo on Eddy Culjak and B.I.T.E. We look forward to this being solid venture."
Last year, Alamo engineered an innovative promotion with eSunset, Sunset's digital only record label that put SRG and Alamo in a partnership with the band B.I.T.E. All parties benefit from the rock group's overall success. The B.I.T.E. first record under the digital agreement caught the eye of a staff person at eSunset, and that led to the label signing between Sunset and Alamo.
In another recent deal with SRG, Alamo artist Eddy Culjak self-produced a new album and Alamo handled such record company functions as A&R, marketing, promotion and publicity for the new artist, while SRG handles distribution. His songs at MySpace, have been listened over 10,000 streams in a very short period of time.
Alamo's artist's on its roster have excelled recently in the online music communities and currently are responsible for tens of thousands of downloads, spins and listens at MySpace over the last month. Meanwhile, Alamo is aggressively seeking new talent and signing new artists to digital deals with a physical option be distributed the traditional way through Sunset's SRG Distribution system.
The new music company will be housed in Camden, New Jersey with office space and full use of the resources at the Sunset main office in New York City.
About Sunset Records Group (SRG):
A privately owned Don Lichterman company, Sunset Records Group (SRG) is a fast growing Independent Record Label and Independent Distribution Company. The company has four major divisions, the Sunset Records Group of Distributed labels, the Sunset Strategic Marketing & Licensing Division, the Sunset-Digital Distribution Division and the Sunset-Filmed Entertainment Division. All corporate information and all information about the Sunset Group of Entertainment and media Companies are available online at http://www.SunsetHolding.com.
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