Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG) has completed its acquisition of the existing Tooth & Nail recorded music catalog. This includes Tooth &Nail Records, BEC Recordings and Solid State Records, while excluding the catalogs of artists Demon Hunter, August Burns Red and the latest recordings from Love and Death and the Supertones. Capitol CMG will own and continue to develop products from Tooth & Nail’s extensive catalogs, marketing and distributing them through Capitol CMG Label Group and its catalog division.The announcement was made today, March 13.
According to Capitol Christian Music Group President and CEO Bill Hearn, "It's been my privilege to work alongside Brandon Ebel for the last twelve years. He's a great record man and has developed some of our industry's best artists and music. Together we have built a strong catalog which CCMG will continue to develop and grow. I wish Brandon continued success as he re-establishes himself as one of the leaders in the independent music community."
“Our partnership with EMI has been very successful, and we are grateful for the opportunities we have had with Bill Hearn and his team over the last twelve years. We are confident that our artists' back catalogs will be well served under CCMG. Moving forward we are excited to continue developing our artists on Tooth & Nail Records, Solid State Records, and BEC Recordings” said Ebel, Founder and President of Tooth & Nail.
Tooth & Nail Founder and co-owner Brandon Ebel will retain rights to all label names and trademarks and will re launch Tooth & Nail as an independent label group, with forthcoming releases planned from August Burns Red, The Almost, Demon Hunter, Emery, Icon For Hire, Nine Lashes, Living Sacrifice, and All Things New among others. Details of release dates and distribution for the new label will be announced soon. During the transition period, Capitol Christian Music Distribution will continue to distribute all Tooth & Nail products.
BEC Recordings’ award-winning artist Jeremy Camp's catalog and recent #1 Christian SoundScan debut, Reckless (February 2013) will now be supported by the Capitol CMG Label Group for all A&R, marketing and promotion. Camp is currently performing on the highly successful Rock and Worship Road Show with Mercy Me, Family Force 5, Kutless and Luminate, among others. Additionally, Camp’s debut single “Reckless” is currently #7 on the AC Indicator and #12 on the AC Monitored charts.
Capitol Christian Music Group is the world’s leading Christian Music company and market leader in recorded music, distribution, and music publishing. Part of Universal Music’s Capitol Music Group, Capitol Christian Music Group operates several divisions including Capitol CMG Label Group (Sparrow Records, ForeFront Records, Credential Recordings, sixstepsrecords, Hillsong), EMI Gospel, Capitol CMG Distribution and Capitol CMG Publishing.
Capitol Christian Music Group is an integral component of the Capitol Music Group, which includes Capitol Records, Virgin Records, Blue Note, Astralwerks, Harvest, Caroline and the Capitol Studios. The Capitol Music Group features such superstar artists TobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Smokie Norful and many more.
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