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RCA allies with Dance Anthems host on new label

By | Published on Tuesday 27 October 2015

Nothing Else Matters

Sony Music division RCA UK has announced a new alliance with Radio 1 ‘Dance Anthems’ host Danny Howard and his former Radio 1 colleague Nigel Harding, who departed his music policy role at the BBC station earlier this year. The new dance-focused venture will be called Nothing Else Matters Records, and its first output will be a co-release with Resilience Records of 99 Souls track ‘The Girl Is Mine’.

Confirming the new label, Howard told reporters: “Every day I’m discovering new tracks and extremely talented artists. Aside from supporting them on air and on the dancefloor, I’ve always wanted a way in which I can help even more people hear these incredible sounds. With Nothing Else Matters Records, we will focus on releasing tracks, curating events and representing dance and electronic music as the lifestyle we all live and breathe. We’re extremely proud to kick off with ’99 Souls – The Girl Is Mine’ as the label’s first release. After all, Nothing Else Matters… But The Music”.

Namechecking Sony Music UK boss Jason Iley and RCA chief Colin Barlow, Harding added: “Having really enjoyed working with Danny on his Radio 1 show, I jumped at the chance to work with him on this record label. We share the same passion for dance music as well as the excitement of discovering and breaking new artists. From the moment we met Jason and Colin to discuss our vision for the label we knew we had found the perfect home at RCA. The enthusiasm of the whole team is exactly what we were looking for in a label partner. We couldn’t hope for a better launch than ‘The Girl Is Mine’, a track that totally encapsulates the sound we want for the label: credible dance music with massive appeal”.

And finally Barlow chipped in: “I am delighted to be working with Nigel and Danny. Their knowledge will enhance what’s now become a very exciting A&R team. We at RCA can’t wait to get working with them”.