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Communion announces US alliance with Universal’s Capitol Music Group

By | Published on Tuesday 19 May 2015


The US wing of Communion Records, launched in New York in 2011, has announced an alliance with Universal Music’s Capitol Music Group, which will see the major work with some of the indie’s artists Stateside.

The first partnership under the new deal will see Virgin Records US providing development and marketing support to Communion-signed geezers Catfish And The Bottlemen, who already work with a Universal label in the UK – Island Records – who in turn have a long-term relationship with Communion chief Ben Lovett via his hobby project, aka Mumford & Sons. It’s all one big indie-major love in, basically.

And getting all loved up were CMG Exec VPs Michelle Jubelirer and Scott Greer who spoke as one when announcing their communion with Communion yesterday, telling reporters: “We are so excited to be welcoming Communion and its artists to the CMG family. Communion has such great taste and maintains a curator’s approach to its signings that has been integral to the development of Communion into an important cultural brand. Their passion is infectious and we can’t wait to get started”.

The aforementioned Lovett added: “In a transitional and unpredictable time for the music industry, commitment to a high quality level of artists who are true musicians, full of integrity, has helped us build solid foundations. CMG is a company made up of rock stars who believe in breaking artists when the signs are telling them otherwise. This is the quality I value highest in them and this will only lead to greater things for the future of the artists we go on to work with”.