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Catalogue label Rock Candy expands into US via RED alliance

By | Published on Friday 18 November 2016

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Rock Candy Records, the UK-based rock-orientated catalogue label led by former music journalist and A&R Derek Oliver – which has overseen reissues of records from the likes of Ted Nugent, Rick Springfield, Toto and REO Speedwagon – has announced a new alliance with Sony’s RED Distribution in order to launch in the US market.

Confirming the deal, RED President Bob Morelli told reporters: “Derek Oliver’s Rock Candy imprint and RED are a perfect fit. Already a leader in unearthing the best in-demand out of print rock titles in Europe, the label joins RED’s like-minded music strategy in the US. As we outpace industry growth in vinyl market share, the addition of Rock Candy will help keep that trend alive and we are THRILLED to have them on board”.