EMI Music expands relationship with Century Media


MUMBAI: EMI Music’s Label Services division and Century Media Records have expanded their relationship around the world. EMI will assume physical and digital distribution of Century Media’s roster of artists in Australia and New Zealand, in addition to the North American, UK and Continental European, South African and Middle East territories where EMI already distributes Century Media Records. Century Media’s artists include Lacuna Coil, In This Moment and Winds of Plague.

In addition to physical distribution, EMI Label Services will take on digital distribution for Century Media in the UK, Continental Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. EMI will also handle digital distribution for Japan and Korea (EMI Label Services added digital distribution services for Century in North America in January 2009).

Following Century Media’s recently announced worldwide partnership with InsideOutMusic and SuperballMusic, EMI will now distribute the rosters for these two prominent labels featuring established and up-and-coming artists in the progressive rock/metal, post-rock and alternative genres. InsideOut’s roster includes Transatlantic, as well as Oceansize; both with releases slated to hit the European market on 26 October.

Additional InsideOut/Superball releases for 2009 include a new DVD from Kansas, and new albums from Redemption, INME, Native Window, Kings X, Shadow Gallery, Devin Townsend and The Tangent. Also expected for 2010 are new albums by Fates Warning, Pain Of Salvation and, for European territories, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of the Dead.

"We’re delighted to build on the long relationship we have with Century Media by offering our full suite of services to Century Media, InsideOut and Superball to help them bring their music to more fans in more parts of the worldwide. We look forward to maximizing the exposure and sales for their artists with the global reach with the commercial and marketing support we offer," said EMI Music Label Services and Caroline Distribution SVP and general manager Dominic Pandiscia.

Century Media Records’ European label manager Antje Lange said, "EMI and Century Media Records has proved to be a mutually fruitful relationship in the last couple of years and we are happy to bring that to another level by adding more business. We want to offer our artists the perfect set-up for the development of their careers and EMI is the right partner for us to do so."