Top rock label group to tap EMI’s network for digital and physical retail, marketing
Roster includes Buckcherry, Motley Crüe, Blondie, Sixx: A.M., Trapt, Drowning Pool, Charm City Devils and The Last Vegas
New York (April 20, 2009) – Top US rock operation, The Eleven Seven Music Group, whose roster includes Buckcherry and Mötley Crüe, and EMI Music, one of the world’s leading music companies, have entered into an agreement in which EMI will provide The Eleven Seven Music Group and its labels with digital and physical distribution, sales and marketing services in the United Kingdom and Europe. In addition, EMI will provide licensing and synchronization services on a non-exclusive basis to The Eleven Seven Music Group’s acclaimed roster of artists.
Eleven Seven Music, founded in 2006 by music industry veteran Allen Kovac, was named the rock label of the year in 2008 by FMQB and was named Mediabase’s #1 Independent Rock label. The label’s roster includes Mötley Crüe, Buckcherry, Sixx:A.M., Trapt, Drowning Pool, The Last Vegas, Charm City Devils, and more. The label is known for successfully creating an integrated marketing platform that implements strategies targeted directly to the core fans. Eleven Seven Music also dominated the iTunes 2008 Critics and Sales Charts, holding 40% of the top ten slots on the best rock songs list in 2008.
The Eleven Seven Music Group Founder and CEO, Allen Kovac says, “The EMI Music Services Group provides a deep and wide set of provisions for our artists that creates a footprint for the rest of the world paralleling what we’ve been able to accomplish for our artists and their fans in North America. What Ronn Werre and Dominic Pandiscia have created is a strong international vision of infrastructure, distribution and services for independent record companies and we are happy to be working with them and their impressive team around the world.”
Ronn Werre, President EMI Music Services worldwide said, “EMI Music’s aim is to provide world class services to artists and to bring great music to fans. Allen Kovac has always been an innovative music executive and marketer, and he and his team have built a fantastic label with some of the hottest new rock artists and some of the world’s most legendary bands, and we are thrilled to offer EMI’s global capabilities to them. We look forward to working with The Eleven Seven Music Group and taking their artists to new levels of success in the UK and Europe.”
About EMI Music
EMI Music is one of the world’s leading music companies. EMI Music represents artists spanning all musical tastes and genres. Its record labels include Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol, Capitol Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, EMI Televisa Music, Manhattan, Mute, Parlophone and Virgin. Its EMI Music Services unit provides EMI’s roster of artists – as well as independent labels and artists – with a global menu of commercial services and seamless access to an expanding range of revenue streams and business models.
About The Eleven Seven Music Group
The Eleven Seven Music Group encompasses Eleven Seven Music and the newly created Five Seven Music label. With the #1 independent release from Mötley Crüe, the #2 position last year with Sixx:A.M.’s The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack and Buckcherry’s Platinum and Grammy-nominated 15 , Eleven Seven continues to build on its model of research-based marketing strategies targeted directly to the fans and building out from that base. Helmed by President Nikki Sixx, Eleven Seven Music was founded by industry veteran and pioneer Allen Kovac, a revolutionary mind who has been at the center of some of the most creative and successful campaigns in the music business. Five Seven Music will complement the rock roster on its sister label by servicing the more alternative releases.