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Public Service Broadcasting sign with Play It Again Sam

By | Published on Tuesday 14 March 2017

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The Play It Again Sam label has announced a worldwide licensing deal with Public Service Broadcasting and will release their third album this summer.

The band’s J Willgoose says: “We’re absolutely delighted to be joining Play It Again Sam, a label with an incredible history and an equally exciting future. We’re really looking forward to working together on the upcoming album and seeing where it takes us. It’s a new and different chapter for us and I don’t think we could’ve chosen a better label to work with”.

The band have previously self-released their output via their own label Test Card Recordings, but manager David Manders says that they thought now was the right time to start working with a label in a bid to grow their global reach, and especially an indie that can also tap into the wider [PIAS] network.

Says Manders: “We have already put down some strong roots in several international territories, and, with a new album approaching, we felt this was the right time to grow our team further and partner with a wider network of experts internationally to help us expand on that success. [PIAS] are also a fiercely independent company and that sat well with the Public Service Broadcasting ethic”.

Noting his new signing’s considerable success to date as a self-releasing artists, Play It Again Sam boss Peter Thompson says: “There’s a lot of discussion about the role of the record company in the modern music business but it’s all about the people. If you have the right team and a love for a band why not work together with the artist and management and bring extra resource and experience to an already successful act. This is what we intend to do with PSB and it’s gonna be an exciting journey building on the band’s current fan base and expanding it worldwide. Thanks to Public Service Broadcasting and their management team for giving us this opportunity”.