Los Angeles-based label services provider Rocket Science has formed a new strategic relationship with Europe's Essential Music & Marketing. The partnership was formalized at the MIDEM conference last month in Cannes, and will offer full label services to artists, managers and record labels worldwide.

Essential was founded in 2003 by Michael Chadwick and Cooking Vinyl Records founder Martin Goldschmidt. Based in London, Essential provides distribution, marketing, promotion and rights management services. They recently added several labels that were affected by the liquidation of UK distro Pinnacle.

Rocket Science has expanded rapidly in the US for almost five years, and was responsible for over $20 million US billing (2008) on behalf of its clients.

The first release under the new arrangement will be The Prodigy's Invaders Must Die from Cooking Vinyl March 3.