Vancouver-based Nettwerk Music Group has tapped Sony BMG Music Canada to handle its domestic distribution. The label makes the move after seven years with EMI Music Canada.
Starting Jan. 1, 2006, Sony BMG will be the exclusive distributor of Nettwerk’s music label, whose roster includes Sarah McLachlan.
In other Nettwerk news, Nettwerk Management — which handles McLachlan, Dido, Avril Lavigne and the Barenaked Ladies — will become the A&R arm of Sony BMG Canada. The company will continue to operate its own A&R departments in Toronto and Montreal, while Nettwerk Management — which has quietly been working for Sony BMG for two months — is expected to significantly broaden the company’s reach globally.