Universal Republic Records inks deal with Ironworks Music


MUMBAI: Universal Republic Records has entered into an agreement with Ironworks Music to exclusively distribute Ironworks’ roster in the US.

The imprint includes actor/producer Kiefer Sutherland and singer, songwriter and producer Jude Cole among its founding partners. The Ironwork roster includes artists’ Rocco DeLuca, Billy Boy on Poison, and honeyhoney, among others.

The partnership was announced by Universal Republic Records president and CEO Monte Lipman, Universal Republic co-president Avery Lipman and Ironworks’ co-founders Sutherland and Jude Cole.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Kiefer and Jude and the entire Ironworks team. Ironworks has become a creative haven for artists and an exciting new business model for bringing passionate and inspired music to the forefront. We look forward to a great future ahead of us,” stated Lipman.

Cole added, “This is a natural move for Ironworks. Monte, Avery, and their talented and passionate staff have always kept it about the music. We look forward to a productive and lasting relationship that creates a unique signature based on one objective: Breaking great artists with great songs.”

Sutherland said, “We couldn’t be more excited about moving forward with Universal Republic. This partnership will not only allow us to continue to foster the music we’re passionate about, but it will provide us with multiple platforms to reach the kind of audiences we’ve always hoped for.”

Ironworks Music will remain an independent entity with its home base of operations in California, relying on Universal Republic primarily for distribution and additional roster support.