Black Hole Recordings, EMI Label Services team up for UK & Ireland sales & distribution


MUMBAI: EMI Music and Black Hole Recordings have inked a new sales and distribution agreement for physical releases in the UK and Ireland.

The first releases to go through EMI’s Label Services unit, part of its Music Services division, will be In Trance We Trust by Carl B and 10 catalogue titles including five from Tiësto on 9 March.

Black Hole Recordings managing director Arny Blink said, "We’re extremely happy to be welcomed into the EMI family and look forward to a long and prosperous working relationship. With their flexible approach and excellent infrastructure, EMI Music Services was the ideal partner for us to further develop our business in the UK."

EMI Music Services executive vice president for sales and commercial development in Europe Matthew Crosswaite said, "We’re delighted that Arny, Tijs and all the team at Black Hole Recordings have decided to partner with EMI Label Services in the UK and Ireland. They’re a great label that we’ve worked with in the past on a number of Tiësto projects and so we’re looking forward to working with them again."

EMI Label Services supports both EMI-signed artists and independent artists and labels with a range of label and commercial services including physical and digital distribution, sales, commercial development, brand partnerships, licensing, synchronisation, merchandising, press and promotion. The unit has recently concluded deals with Bobby V, whose latest album entered the American top 10 at number seven last month, Lady Sovereign, Fat Joe and Twista and UK label New State Entertainment.