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Century Media renews global deal with EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution

(New York, NY March 15, 2011) – Century Media, one of the world’s most renowned and successful labels in the field of heavy music, and EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution have renewed their global distribution relationship.

EMI’s partnership with Century first began in 1997, before being expanded to Australia in 2005, and around the rest of the world in 2009. Under the terms of this latest deal extension, EMI Label Services will continue to provide digital and physical distribution services to Century Media’s roster of artists and affiliated labels on an international basis. Artists signed to Century Media include Lacuna Coil, Winds Of Plague, Suicide Silence, In This Moment, and The Haunted.

Don Robertson, President of Century Media said. “Century Media has had an outstanding relationship with EMI and Caroline over the past decade and we are very happy to have renewed our partnership. We look forward to an even brighter future with them and growing our respective companies together during these new and exciting times.”

Mike Harris, Executive Vice President & General Manager of EMI Global Label Services commented: “I think the strongest validation we could have of the offering that EMI Label Services provides to the creative community is the fact that our partners consistently renew their relationships with us. We’re particularly thrilled that one of our longest standing partners in Century Media has yet again extended their agreement with EMI, and we are thrilled to continue to have the opportunity to be able to work with them and their enviable roster of metal bands.”

Century Media was founded by Robert Kampf in Dortmund, Germany in 1988. The label’s earliest days saw them sign cutting edge bands including Iced Earth, Nevermore and Mayhem, firmly establishing them at the center of the metal community.   Century Media continues to go from strength to strength today, with recent releases such as Lacuna Coil’s “Shallow Life” and In This Moment’s “A Star-Crossed Wasteland”, as well as new artists including Suicide Silence and Winds of Plague.   Century Media have recently added three more labels to the Century family, in the shape of Superball, Inside Out and People Like You.

EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution is a division of EMI.  Besides distributing some of the industry’s top labels including Sugar Hill, Vanguard, Arts N’ Crafts, Earache, Secret City, EMI Label Services also offers labels and artists a menu of marketing and promotional services to choose from, including radio promotion, publicity, digital marketing and product management. Recent successes for the division include their partnerships with artists including Alter Bridge, Slash and Raekwon.

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