SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Savoy Label Group (SLG), which not only includes the historic Savoy Jazz label but also Denon and and the top charting 429 Records, has just entered into a partnership with Brazil's Lab 344 Records, it was announced today by Steve Vining, President of The Savoy Label Group and Sergio Martin, President of Lab 344. Lab 344 will handle the distribution, marketing and promotion of SLG releases throughout South America. Artists initially benefiting from this partnership include new releases from Roberta Flack and Macy Gray.
The Savoy Label Group, one of the United States' leading independent label groups, which includes 429 Records, Denon Classics, SLG Records, and Savoy Jazz, continues its success into 2012 with a diverse and exciting schedule of releases. Artists on the SLG roster include soul legend Roberta Flack, Macy Gray, Bill Frisell, Soul Asylum, Blues Traveler, Robbie Robertson, Joe Cocker and many others.
Based in Rio de Janeiro, Lab 344 is a full service label specializing in licensing and representing music and publishing catalogues. Founded in 2005, artists represented by Lab 344 include Sinead O'Connor, The Cranberries, The National, Gil Scott Heron and others.
Says Sergio Martin: "We are very excited with this new deal with SLG. Being an indie company we tend to build things more slowly and organically, and we have to believe that our job is to enable artists to communicate with the public and for the public to engage with the artist. We deal with art and culture, and deal with artists with a lot of respect."
Notes Steve Vining: " Sergio and his team have built an extremely solid company that has demonstrated real talent and passion in the marketing of a wide range of projects. We are thrilled to be partnering with them for the growing South American market."
ABOUT LAB 344
Lab 344 is the licensee in Brazil and South America for various companies and artists, including Cooking Vinyl, Rough Trade, Naie, XL Recordings, Domino, Merge Records, Simplyred.com, Duran Duran and Cyndi Lauper, to name a few.
ABOUT SAVOY LABEL GROUP
The Savoy Label Group (SLG) features not only the historic Savoy Jazz label but also the 429 Records and SLG Records labels. SLG is the North American unit of Columbia Music Entertainment (formerly Nippon Columbia), the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a leading independent company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. SLG is led by Steve Vining.
SOURCE SLG, LLC