Cooperative Music

  1. Executive Turntable: Vincent Clery-Melin Named Global MD of KLS' AWAL; Chamber Group Appoints Isabel Quinteros as West Coast SD

    September 11, 2013 11:47 AM EDT Kobalt Label Services (KLS) announced that Vincent Clery-Melin will be joining them as global managing director of AWAL, KLS' digital distribution and marketing services company. In his new position, Clery-Melin will be to lead AWAL's ...

  2. RED Distribution Signs [PIAS] Music Group for North American Distribution Deal

    June 27, 2013 5:13 PM EDT RED Distribution has signed the [PIAS] Music Group, a leading European independent label and distributor, to an exclusive distribution agreement covering both digital and physical product for North America. As part of the deal, in Canada, RED wi ...

  3. Morning Fix: N.Z. Apologizes to Kim Dotcom; Mumford & Sons Juggernaut; Lyor Cohen Mgmt Firm?

    September 27, 2012 7:13 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters LIL WAYNE PASSES AN ALL-TIME ELVIS PRESLEY HOT 100 MARK: Lil Wayne has just topped Elvis Presley's mark for the most Hot 100 appearances among solo acts . As he debuts ...

  4. Edwin Schroter, PIAS MD, Talks Nordic Expansion, EMI-Universal Merger

    April 30, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Edwin Schroter, PIAS Group Managing Director explained how PIAS Nordic's localized expertise in marketing, promotion and sales is one way to combat the decreased label services distributors can provide . Independent labels are increasingly ta ...

  5. Cooperative Music Lures Spunk Records From EMI

    February 21, 2012 12:41 PM EST Australian hipster label Spunk has left the EMI stable to strike a worldwide deal with Cooperative Music. Through a global licensing arrangement unveiled this week, Sydney-based Spunk will be worked through Cooperative's label management and ...

  6. Andrew Kronfeld Named Universal Music President of Global Marketing

    August 30, 2011 6:41 AM EDT Universal Music Group has promoted Andrew Kronfeld, 42, to the newly created position of President, Global Marketing. For the past two years, Mr. Kronfeld, has served as Executive Vice President, International Marketing, UMGI. Mr. Kronfeld will re ...

  7. Cooperative Music Launches in Australia

    June 14, 2011 10:07 AM EDT Cooperative Music, the international music marketing network, has launched an affiliate in Australia. Based in Melbourne, Cooperative Music Australia and its network of labels will be distributed by parent company Universal Music in Australia and ...

  8. The Script Beats Linkin Park On U.K. Chart

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Irish band the Script made it two U.K. No. 1 albums from two releases as new sales data was unveiled by the Official Charts Company. Their "Science & Faith" (Phonogenic/Sony Music Entertainment) sold 71,000 copies to claim the top sp ...

  9. Heavenly, Cooperative Music Sign Licensing Deal

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. indie Heavenly Recordings has signed a long-term licensing agreement with Cooperative Music, the international independent label group that operates under Universal Music Group ownership. Heavenly's previous deal with EMI expired in 2008 ...

  10. Hostess Entertainment, Beggars Form Partnership

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese independent music company Hostess Entertainment has reached agreement with leading indie Beggars Group on a licensing deal. The strategic licensing deals means Hostess will exclusively release Beggars' repertoire from its labels ...

  11. Hostess, Sony Partner In Japan

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hostess Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) have reached an agreement on a services and support-based strategic partnership that will see the various entities of SMEJ provide a broad range of backing to Hostess and its artists in Ja ...

  12. Fontana Takes Cooperative Route

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group's independent distribution arm Fontana has expanded its U.S. label division Fontana International through a partnership with U.K.-based international marketing & distribution unit Cooperative Music. Cooperative Music ...

  13. Japan's Hostess Ushers In NIN Deal

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based independent music company Hostess Entertainment says it has signed a deal with Nine Inch Nails to distribute, market and promote the industrial-rock unit's new album, "Ghosts I-IV," in Japan, with a June 4 release date. ...

  14. BMG Japan, Hostess Strike Distribution Deal

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST BMG Japan has struck an agreement to exclusively distribute Hostess Entertainment's catalog and new releases, with effect from March 1. The deal will cover all the Tokyo-based indie label's repertoire from partnerships in the market, inc ...

  15. V2/Cooperative Joins With Japan's Hostess

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Universal Music Group-owned V2/Cooperative Music has signed a long-term licensing agreement with Japan's Hostess Entertainment. Under the agreement, Hostess will release, market and distribute records from V2 and European labels including ...

  16. U.K.'s OFT Clears UMG-V2 Deal

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group cleared the final hurdle in its acquisition of V2 Music Group when Britain's Office Of Fair Trading said today it would not refer the buyout to the Competition Commission. In a brief statement issued on its Web site, the ...

  17. Virgin Sells V2 Stake

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an undisclosed sum. Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an ...

  18. Virgin Sells V2 Stake

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an undisclosed sum. Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an ...

  19. PIAS/Vital Launch Integral In The U.K.

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Leading independent firm Vital Distribution and its parent PIAS U.K. have established Integral, a standalone support service for indie labels. Leading independent firm Vital Distribution and its parent PIAS U.K. have established Integral, a standa ...