Howard Berman Eyes New U.K. Indie

Former Mercury U.K. managing director Howard Berman is returning to the U.K. industry at the helm of his self-owned indie label, Mesmerizing. With distribution by Vital, Mesmerizing's debut release wi

Former Mercury U.K. managing director Howard Berman is returning to the U.K. industry at the helm of his own indie label, Mesmerizing. With distribution by Vital, Mesmerizing's debut release will be "Green Eyed Soul" by Florida-born, Nashville-based country-soul singer Lari White, due in U.K. stores May 10.

Berman has licensed the album for the world outside North America, where it's already released on White's own Skinny White Girl label. A single, "Nothing But Love," will precede the album on April 26.

Berman left Mercury in January 2002.
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