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Republic Records formally launches Imperial Music

By | Published on Tuesday 14 September 2021

Imperial Music

Universal Music’s Republic Records in the US has formally launched a new venture called Imperial Music.

Headed up by Glenn Mendlinger, the new label seemingly operates pretty much independently, working with Universal-owned Ingrooves on distribution. Although with the option to upstream any signings to the main Republic label for some full on major label goodness where appropriate.

Says Mendlinger: “Imperial Music was created to support the incredible emerging talent that continues to grow in the independent music sector. Artists and creators are seeking more independence, speed to market and services that scale with their needs. I’m THRILLED with the quick and successful impact Imperial Music has made in the marketplace to support the next generation of musicians and creators”.

That quick and successful impact has been achieved with artists like Bo Burnham, G Herbo and Twice, all of whom have been working with Imperial Music following a soft launch less than a year ago.