Industry veterans Derek Shulman, Ron Urban and Ted Green have started up a New York-based indie label, DRT Entertainment.

Industry veterans Derek Shulman, Ron Urban and Ted Green have started up a New York-based indie label, DRT Entertainment.

DRT, which is initially releasing work by a roster of former major-label acts, is being distributed by Navarre Entertainment Media in New Hope, Minn.

The label has already issued "I Didn't Get Where I Am," an album by former Squeeze vocalist Chris Difford, and "Adam's Apple," a new collection by singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding.

"You Made Me," the solo debut of ex-Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd, is due Tuesday (March 9); metal act Clutch's "Blast Tyrant" arrives March 30. The coming months will bring albums by Seven Mary Three (May), Lit (June) and Edwin McCain (June).

Beyond signing acts directly, DRT is partnering up with some third-party labels, including Steve and Gary Richards' Nitrous Records, Ed Phillips' XS Records (home of Josh Todd) and Glenn Rosenstein's American Garage. It is also releasing urban product from Moe Doe Entertainment and Sumday Entertainment.

For more, see the March 13 issue of Billboard, on newsstands tomorrow (March 6).