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Essential sign up three more labels

By | Published on Monday 12 July 2010

More distribution, and Essential Music Services has announced new distribution and marketing deals with three North American record companies: the Arts & Crafts, Vagrant and Dine Alone labels.

London-based Essential, a sister company to Cooking Vinyl, will represent Canadian label Arts & Crafts, and their artists Jason Collett, Dan Mangan and Zeus, across Europe. The arrangement will Vagrant, which will include working on the latest project from Broken Social Scene collaborators Stars, will also be pan-European. Meanwhile, the distributor’s relationship with Dine Alone, who have just signed Hot Hot Heat, will cover the UK and Ireland.

Essential Music Director Mike Chadwick told reporters: “The fact we have signed three of the best American labels goes to show their faith in Essential and this increases out standing in the States which is fantastic”.