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Cooking Vinyl Group launches new US division

By | Published on Thursday 4 October 2012

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The London-based CV Group has announced the launch of CV America, which will streamline the music company’s various US activities.

The new division will “provide strategic services within the territory for the entire Group”, which includes the Cooking Vinyl record and publishing companies, and the Essential distribution and marketing services business. CV America will be led by Erik Gilbert, who has run Essential’s US business since last December.

Commenting on the new CV Group division, and in particular its ambitions in the music publishing space, Gilbert told CMU: “The creation of CV America makes complete strategic sense for the entire organisation, especially with the Group’s expansion into licensing and label services. As well as administering Cooking Vinyl publishing activities in the USA, we will also have a budget to sign writers and represent them throughout the world. On that front, there will be exciting announcements in the months ahead”.

Paul Kinder, MD of Cooking Vinyl Publishing, added: “CV America is an important development for the CV Group. I am particularly excited about the possibilities that will open up for our writers and artists having our own publishing company in the USA. Erik understands the publishing world very well and will provide an excellent service to both our UK and USA rosters over the coming years”.