Proven Hit-maker Steve Greenberg Returns to EMI with upcoming releases from Sir Tom Jones and Rock Band We The Kings
NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2007 – EMI Music has signed a US distribution agreement and worldwide license deal with record label S-Curve, marking a return to EMI for Steve Greenberg, the proven hit-maker credited with discovering and breaking artists such as Joss Stone and Fountains of Wayne. EMI will distribute S-Curve releases in the US for both physical and digital releases and mobile products and will have the exclusive global license for S-Curve artists outside of America.
The first artists signed in this multi-year, multi-album deal are Sir Tom Jones and rock band We The Kings.
Jones is the unstoppable, Grammy® Award-winning Welshman who has sold 75 million units worldwide. Jones was among the performers at the highly-anticipated Concert For Diana on July 1 at London’s Wembley Stadium before an estimated global TV audience of 500 million viewers in 145 countries, along with artists such as Joss Stone (with whom he performed a duet), Elton John, Lily Allen, Brian Ferry, Duran Duran, Fergie, The Feeling and more. Jones is in the studio working on a new album which is being produced in part by Greenberg, Mike Magini and Betty Wright, the same team who produced Joss Stone’s first two releases.
We The Kings are a Bradenton, Florida based alternative pop/rock band whose upcoming record is being produced by Sam Hollander, best known for producing Gym Class Heroes’ Cupid’s Chokehold.
“Steve has a great ear for hits, and we’re pleased to be back in business with him,” said Ronn Werre, President of EMI Music Marketing.
“We worked closely with Steve on breaking Joss Stone in the uk and look forward to future successes with his new venture,” said Tony Wadsworth, Chairman and CEO, EMI Music UK & Ireland.
“I’m really excited to be back working with EMI and bringing S-Curve artists to a global audience,” said Greenberg. “EMI has a strong global footprint, a great digital team and real commitment that will serve our artists well.”