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Crush Music launches new label with Warner

By | Published on Friday 26 February 2016


New York-based management company Crush Music has announced a new joint venture with Warner Music to create a Crush record label. The firm already has a music publishing side to its business.

The Crush Music label will work with Warner subsidiaries Atlantic and Warner Bros on its releases, with the first – the latest album from Crush clients Weezer – being distributed via the former.

Confirming the new venture, Bob McLynn, who co-founded Crush Music with Jonathan Daniel, told reporters: “We’ve had a great relationship with Atlantic and the entire global Warner Music team over the years, developing and breaking artists such as Panic! At The Disco, Travie McCoy/Gym Class Heroes, and more. So when it was time to find a partner for our new label venture, we knew WMG would be a natural fit”.

Meanwhile Warner Bros CEO Cameron Strang said: “Crush has an impressive ability to attract and develop unique talent. This new label will make an excellent addition to the family, and we are all looking forward to working together to nurture exciting artists and release amazing music”.

But it was Atlantic bosses Julie Greenwald and Craig Kallman who were THRILLED by it all. They warbled as one: “Our association with Jonathan, Bob, and their outstanding team goes back over a decade, and we’re THRILLED to take our partnership to a new level with the formation of the Crush Music label. And to be able to launch the label with a new album from Weezer is simply fantastic”.