Nashville, TN (September 12, 2012)—President of rpmentertainment, Scott Siman, and Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Nashville, Gary Overton, have announced an exclusive worldwide distribution and license agreement.
Under this new relationship, Sony Music Nashville will distribute rpme singles and albums exclusively to all digital and physical retail outlets worldwide. rpme, headed by industry heavy weights President Scott Siman and Senior Vice President April Rider, will oversee artist development, management, marketing and radio promotion for their label roster, as well as handle business development. The first single from Maggie Rose, "I Ain't Your Mama" that is exploding at country radio will be the first release with her debut album to follow in February 2013.
"It's a perfect fit for our new label," says Siman. “Sony gives us access to the world's best record distribution system and we are honored that they believed in our new business model and musical vision. We are on track and poised for an exciting future starting with Maggie Rose, and continuing with all of our future projects at rpme.”
rpmentertainment is comprised of rpme records, rpme publishing and rpme management.
Maggie Rose is rpme’s debut artist signed to both the label and management roster. In addition to Rose, management clients include Americana bands Yarn and Humming House, and Canadian duo The Command Sisters. Current writers include Matt Ramsey in association with Sonic Ark and Maggie Rose. rpme publishing is home to the current Chris Cagle single "Let There Be Cowgirls" and "I Ain't Your Mama" as well as such catalog hits as "It's Five O'clock Somewhere," (Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffett) "I'm Moving On," (Rascal Flatts) "Leave the Pieces," (The Wreckers) "What Kinda Gone," (Chris Cagle) "One in Every Crowd," (Montgomery Gentry) and "The Power" (Amy Grant/Cher).
About Sony Music Nashville
Sony Music Nashville includes its three country label operations – Arista Nashville, Columbia Nashville and RCA Nashville – and Provident Music Group, one of the world’s leading Christian music companies. Sony Music Nashville is a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
About Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, Reunion Records, Roc Nation, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Verity Music Group and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.