Round Hill Music has acquired a catalog of master recordings from the Swedish independent label Telegram Studios.
The Masters portfolio offers a mix of recordings, from mainstream pop hits to rock, reggae, alternative, metal and hardcore.
Artists featured on the deal include Estelle (American Boy), Caesars (Jerk It Out), Serj Tankian from System of A Down, Jamelia, Coal Chamber, Sig of it All, Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, Soul Coughing and Throwing Muses , Die Arche, Stina Nordenstam, Die Klänge, Surferblut and more.
Josh Gruss, Founder and CEO of Round Hill Music, said, “It was exciting to work with Niklas, Björn and Klas to acquire these master recordings. It is a real rarity to come across such a rich collection of masters independently owned. “
Gruss added, “Telegram has done a great job with the artists and recordings in this catalog. We respect the work that they have done a lot.
“We are fortunate to be the next owner and our goal is to provide the same high quality of service to this group of very important artists.”
“It is a real rarity to come across such a rich collection of masters that is independently owned.”
Josh Gruss, Round Hill Music
Joe Calitri, President of Round Hill Records, said, “Round Hill Records is excited and honored to be working with such an accomplished and diverse mix of artists from different genres through this arrangement.
“The addition of these recordings will further strengthen our exceptional catalog offering and the team is ready to continue the great work Telegram has done so far.”
“The addition of these recordings will further strengthen our exceptional catalog offering.”
Joe Calitri, Round Hill Records
Niklas Lundell, CEO and Co-Founder of Telegram Studios, said, “We are very excited to have closed this deal with Round Hill Records.
“Thank you to Josh and his team at Round Hill for making this possible. I consider him both a passionate music lover and a friend. Over the past six years we’ve slowly and steadily built a catalog of great master recordings. Together with the artists, we have successfully increased sales and value.
“Now is the perfect time for the next chapter. We are very confident that Round Hill Records will continue to take this amazing catalog to new heights and embrace new ventures and opportunities. We would like to thank all great artists and our business partners from the bottom of our hearts.
“We are very confident that Round Hill Records will continue to expand this amazing catalog.”
Niklas Lundell, Telegram Studios
2021 has been a busy (and expensive) year for New York-based Round Hill.
In March, Round Hill signed a global agreement with country songwriter and producer Zach Crowell to acquire and manage his music release catalog, neighbor rights (through Sound Hill, Round Hill’s neighbor rights division), and producer royalties.
In February Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall, founding members of the Bristol-based band Massive Attack, sold the catalog to their first five albums, which were released between 1991 and 2010.
As MBW reported at the time, further acquisitions of a UK-listed Fund managed by Round Hill followed in February, which acquired over 18,000 songs from another US-listed Fund managed by Round Hill at a cost of $ 282 million.
This included 446 compositions in the GIL / GPS catalog that included Beatles classics like She Loves You, I Saw Here Standing There and more, as well as songs by The Rolling Stones, Otis Redding, John Lee Hooker, Pat Boone and others by Ricky Nelson.
In March, MBW reported that Round Hill Music had its best-ever market share performance for radio hits in the US in the fourth quarter of 2020.
According to Billboard data, Round Hill was 6th with a 3% share of the top 100 most popular radio hits of all genres in the quarter – behind BMG (No. 5), Warner Chappell (No. 4) and Kobalt (No. 3), UMPG (No. 2) and Sony Music Publishing (No. 1).Music business worldwide