COMPANY PRESS RELEASE: EMI Recorded Music has signed a long-term licensing and distribution agreement with Steve Greenberg and his S-Curve Records, the New York-based independent record label which Greenberg founded last year and which has already sold 5 million copies of Baha Men’s album Who Let the Dogs Out.
Under the agreement, EMI will distribute S-Curve repertoire in the US and license it in the rest of the world. As well as Baha Men, S-Curve has a growing artist roster including new acts Gabrielle’s Sisters, Jessica Sheeley and Goofy.
Prior to establishing S-Curve, Greenberg was senior vice president and head of A&R for the then PolyGram-owned Mercury Records where he discovered the pop/rock group Hanson and executive-produced their 10 million-selling album Middle of Nowhere.
Greenberg’s new agreement with EMI sees him re-united with former PolyGram chiefs Alain Levy and David Munns, who recently joined EMI Recorded Music as chairman & CEO and vice chairman respectively.
Munns commented: Steve is a record man through and through with a very broad-based A&R background. We are delighted that he is bringing his talents and his team to EMI.
Greenberg said: I am thrilled to be back in business with Alain Levy and David Munns. The next few years promise to be an exciting time for EMI and I am confident that S-Curve Records will develop a number of hit artists in conjunction with EMI and our U.S. label partner, Capitol Records.