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Zara Larsson acquires back catalogue, launches own label

By | Published on Thursday 9 June 2022

Zara Larsson

Zara Larsson has announced the launch of her own record label called Sommer House which will release her new recordings, in partnership with Sony Music. She’s also secured a deal with her previous label, Swedish indie TEN Music Group, giving her control of her previous recordings too.

Sony was already involved in Larsson’s career via its Epic US label, which worked with TEN on the international release of her recent albums. Epic will still be involved Stateside, while the new label also has a distribution agreement with Sony Music Sweden. And the major’s alliance with Larsson goes even further, she having signed a publishing deal with Sony Music Publishing last year.

Launching the new label venture, Larsson thanked TEN Music and its CEO Ola Håkansson for both their involvement in her career to date and the deal allowing her to secure control of her previous recordings.

“I really want to say thank you to Ola and everyone at TEN for giving me the opportunity to break out as an artist and helping me start my career”, she said. “You are now also making something happen that is so, so rare for a woman in the music industry – the capability to own my own catalogue. With that it makes perfect sense that I would start my own record company. I very much look forward to my future and to a continued collaboration with Sony as well”.

Håkansson added: “This is a natural and exciting development in Zara’s continuing music career. We have worked together for more than ten fantastic, eventful years and Zara is, despite her young age, an established and respected international artist with extensive experience of the international music scene today. It is going to be really exciting to follow Zara’s ongoing music career. I wish her the best of luck, and I am convinced that she is going to achieve all her musical dreams and get to show her amazing artistry on the world’s biggest stages”.

Meanwhile, Epic CEO Sylvia Rhone chipped in: “Zara is a cornerstone artist for Epic Records. As she continues to deliver incredible music, we’re privileged and excited to be part of the next chapter of her dynamic career”.

Larsson’s first release through Sommer House is a cover of Abba’s ‘Lay All Your Love On Me’ for the Spotify Singles series. New original music is scheduled for release in the autumn.