Exceleration Music inks strategic partnership with indie label SideOneDummy Records

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Independent music company Exceleration Music has inked a strategic partnership with Los Angeles-based indie label SideOneDummy Records.

Founded in Los Angeles in 1995 by Joe Sib and Bill Armstrong, SideOneDummy Records has been home to artists such as Flogging Molly, The Gaslight Anthem, and Gogol Bordello, as well as more recent signings Nahko and Medicine for the People, PUP, Jeff Rosenstock, Tolliver, Rozwell Kid and PÆRISH.

The label also created and released the annual Warped Tour Compilation series.

Under the deal, Exceleration says that it is “investing in SideOneDummy’s back catalog” and will partner with SideOneDummy to enhance and expand the label’s output via a “new release programme”.

SideOneDummy will continue to handle A&R for new recordings by the existing roster.

The label will also continue to sign and develop new artists, while Exceleration will handle financial, operational, and administrative functions for the label.

Exceleration Music recently acquired the Chicago-based label Bloodshot Records, and acquired the rights to the catalog of the late Justin Townes Earle.

“I’ve proudly watched [SideOneDummy] develop into a true force in the indie label landscape.”

Amy Dietz, Exceleration

Amy Dietz, Exceleration partner, said: “I have had the pleasure of working, in various capacities, with SideOneDummy since not long after they launched.

“As a fan of their label and their artists I’ve proudly watched them develop into a true force in the indie label landscape.

“Being a part of that journey and seeing their unique music and culture develop makes this a particularly meaningful partnership.

“To now have the opportunity to work with the SideOneDummy team on the next phase of the label’s journey is a privilege. I’m looking forward to what’s to come!”

“SideOneDummy is a true indie success story.”

Glen Barros, Exceleration

Glen Barros, Exceleration partner, said: “SideOneDummy is a true indie success story.

“Bill and Joe have established an incredible legacy, mainly by being true to the music, the artists, and their values.

“It’s an honor for us to now have an opportunity to work alongside the SideOneDummy team as we build upon that legacy and strive to elevate this fantastic music and label to new heights.”

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have the opportunity to continue those relationships.”

Bill Armstrong and Joe Sib, Side One Dummy

Bill Armstrong and Joe Sib, SideOneDummy co-founders, added: “We have had the pleasure of working closely with Amy, Dave and Charles on a wide variety of successful projects over the years.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have the opportunity to continue those relationships.

“Glen and each partner of Exceleration has decades of experience in independent music.

“They have assembled an incredible team. We are fortunate to be in such great company.”Music Business Worldwide



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