Concord Music Group

  1. Concord Music Group Acquires Famed Soul Label Vee-Jay Records

    July 08, 2014 9:53 PM EDT Concord Music Group has acquired the catalog of renowned American R&B/soul label Vee-Jay Records. The label vaults feature more than 5,000 master recordings from renowned artists such as Little Richard, John Lee Hooker, Betty Everett, Jimmy Re ...

  2. Tom Whalley's Loma Vista Goes to Concord Music Group

    July 01, 2014 12:59 PM EDT Veteran label exec's imprint moves from Republic, taking St. Vincent, Spoon, Little Dragon, Rhye, Cut Copy, Soundgarden and others along with him. Tom Whalley is moving from one part of the Universal Music Group to another. His Loma Vista Rec ...

  3. Rounder Records Moves to New Nashville HQ

    March 06, 2014 1:58 AM EST Rounder Records has moved into new headquarters in Nashville after spending more than 40 years in Boston. A division of Concord Music Group, Rounder has moved to Pine Street in the Gulch district. President John Virant and A&R VP Scott Billing ...

  4. Bicycle Music Acquires Wind-Up Records' Back Catalog, Cuts Deal with Concord Music Group (Exclusive)

    October 31, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Bicycle Music has acquired Wind-Up Records’ back catalog, which includes the master recordings of 1,600 songs including albums by Creed, Evanescence, Seether and Alter Bridge. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but in another move, Bicycle ...

  5. Concord Music Being Shopped to Private-Equity Firms, Not Strategic Suitors

    December 05, 2012 8:27 PM EST Reports that the Concord Music Group is up for sale are true, knowledgeable sources say. But there is one key factor that appears to have been overlooked thus far: management is controlling the company's sale process so far. Consequently, Con ...

  6. Music Gets Analytical

    July 26, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Despite a widely held belief that the market for music-based analytic tools is already overloaded and has more than enough companies servicing the industry, relatively few options actually provide all the data needed to cover the expansive nature ...

  7. Business Matters: U.K. Dance Labels Pull Out of Spotify, Other Subscription Services

    November 17, 2011 6:10 PM EST U.K. Dance Labels Pull Out of Spotify, Other Subscription Services -- Subscription services have so many millions of songs they are sure to satisfy most of the people most of the time. But for an avid music fan with underground tastes, the growing ...

  8. Aretha Franklin to Be Honored at Thelonious Monk Institute Anniversary Celebration

    August 11, 2011 7:48 AM EDT Herbie Hancock and Aretha Franklin will take part in the celebration of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz's 25th anniversary. A concert and a competition are the highlights of the two-day event in Washington on Sept. 11-12. Hancock will b ...

  9. A2IM Announces Board Election Results

    May 26, 2011 11:24 AM EDT The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) announced the results of their 2011 Board of Directors elections this morning, as voted by the organization's label membership. The organization said in a statement that its membership has ...

  10. BACKBEAT: The Grammy Museum Discusses The Making Of Ray Charles' Unreleased "Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters"

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The making of Ray Charles’ previously unreleased “Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters” was the topic of conversation at the Grammy Museum’s “The Drop” series, presented by American Express, on September 21. The album, which is being released on ...

  11. Hear Music Signs Hilary McRae

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hear Music, the label started by Concord Music Group and Starbucks, has signed Hilary McRae as the company's first developing artist. While the full album will not be available until spring 2008, Starbucks customers will be able to download M ...

  12. McCartney To Anchor New Starbucks Label

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After weeks of speculation, Paul McCartney is now officially the first artist signed to Hear Music, a new joint label formed by Starbucks and the Concord Music Group. The as-yet-untitled album is due early this summer; its release on Hear Music ma ...

  13. Starbucks, Concord Music Group Form Label

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks and Concord Music Group have formed a new label, Hear Music, which will sign established and emerging artists directly for distribution inside and outside the coffee chain. Under the collaborative venture, Starbucks will take primary res ...

  14. XM Pairs With Concord For Compilations

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Co-branded series produced by both parties. XM Satellite Radio and Concord Music Group have introduced a series of co-branded compilation CDs produced by both parties. The first CD, called “Watercolors Series” is scheduled for release this summer, ...

  15. Concord Music Group Appoints Senior VP

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Concord Music Group has appointed music attorney Larry Blake as senior VP of business affairs and general counsel, a newly created position within the company. Concord Music Group has appointed music attorney Larry Blake as senior VP of business a ...

  16. Concord Music Group Appoints Senior VP

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Attorney Larry Blake takes newly created role. Concord Music Group has appointed music attorney Larry Blake as senior VP of business affairs and general counsel, a newly created position within the company. He will report directly to Concord Music ...