Three Six Zero, an entertainment group founded in 2007, will today announce the launch of a new record label and music publishing division in cooperation with Warner Bros. Records and Warner/Chappell Music. The imprint's first signees are electronic producers GTA, Australian DJ duo Cut Snake, and singer Anabel Englund.
"We're creating a full service music company for exciting new artists," said Cameron Strang, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Records and Warner/Chappell Music, in a statement. He described Three Six Zero as "a creative force."
Mark Gillespie and Dean Wilson, Three Six Zero's co-founders, said the collaboration will provide artists with custom-tailored opportunities to grow. Artists may be signed to record deals with Warner Bros. Records and publishing deals with Warner/Chappell, or both. Gillespie and Wilson will head A&R for the label, and VP of music Jessica Wilson, who joined the company from Ultra Records in 2011, will head daily operations.
Three Six Zero Group's roster has included Calvin Harris, Nero and Kate Nash. Some of the new signings -- GTA's Julio Meija and Matt Toth, and Cut Snake's Paul Fisher and Leigh Sedley -- are also managed by the group. Englund, a 21-year-old songwriter from Los Angeles, got her career start singing for ABC Family, but has recently become a staple on the deep house scene thanks to collaborations with the electronic music group Hot Natured. She's performed at major festivals Glastonbury and Sonar and is at work on a debut album.