Universal Music Australia to distribute Savoy Label Group


MUMBAI: Universal Music Australia (UMA) has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with the US based Savoy Label Group (SLG) which includes Denon Classics, SLG Records, 429 Records and Savoy Jazz.

UMA is Australia’s leading music company and SLG is home to many of the greatest recordings in contemporary jazz by artists such as Charles Mingus, Milt Jackson, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Denon Classics is one of the world’s most respected labels.

SLG president Steve Vining said, "SLG is thrilled to be associated with the Universal Australia Team – we believe they are the ideal partners for our broad range of pop, jazz, classical and adult alternative releases for the Australian market and look forward to working with them on a wide range of innovative marketing in support of our new releases and extensive catalogue."

UMA managing director George Ash added, "Steve and the team at the Savoy Label Group (SLG) are leading the market in the US in many areas of the industry, from Jazz to Classics, to contemporary. SLG’s A&R edge will fit perfectly with our team here in Australia. Our first major release will be The Features who have delivered an absolute ripper of an album and I know their association with Kings of Leon will give them a great start here. We are ecstatic to be working with Steve and the SLG team."