Frenchkiss Records, the independent label founded by Les Savy Fav bassist Syd Butler, has told Billboard.biz that they have left Sony distribution arm RED in favor of diving in 100% with digital-leaning outlet the Orchard.
Alt-metal label The End Records has secured a deal with Sony for over 50 titles from seminal, now-defunct Music For Nations label, Billboard.biz has learned. The catalog includes releases from artists like Cradle of Filth, Godflesh, 311 and Neurosis
Skrillex manager Tim Smith reflects on his client's multi-genre career and, now, his history-making success as the first-ever dance artist to snag the Best New Artist nod from the Grammys. Oh, and how a major label deal had nothing to do with it all.