The Features “Some Kind Of Salvation” To Be Released July 28th Via Bug Music/Kings Of Leon/429 Records
June, 25 2009
BUG MUSIC/KINGS OF LEON NEW LABEL IMPRINT PARTNERS WITH 429 RECORDS
Los Angeles, CA – June 25 - Bug Music, the largest independent contemporary music publisher in the world, in conjunction with the new co-ventured Kings Of Leon record label imprint, will release The Features "Some Kind of Salvation" in North America on July 28th via a newly formed partnership with Savoy Label Group’s subsidiary 429 Records.
Details of the new partnership include 429 Records acting as the album’s worldwide label with Fontana handling distribution in the United States, as well as partnering with Bug in handling all day-to-day aspects of sales, marketing and radio promotion. Upcoming announcements regarding the group’s first single, video release, U.S./UK agents and U.S. tour dates are expected next week.
“429 Records brings the major label know how with the hands on approach of an independent,” says John Rudolph, CEO of Bug Music. “We have known Steve Vining and Strauss Zelnick for years and their track record of success and creative integrity are the key reasons for our choice of partners.”
"We're very pleased to be working with such a gifted and experienced team. Savoy and Bug are both leaders in our respective independent spaces and the focus and energy we can provide a group like The Features will insure the success of the Kings first signing to the new label," noted Savoy President, Steve Vining.
Previously announced last week, the inventive new label venture is the culmination of a creative new deal Bug Music and Kings Of Leon entered into in the fall of 2008, allowing the Kings Of Leon to sign and develop artists with Bug Music. Longtime supporters of The Features, Kings Of Leon previously toured the UK and US with the band in 2007.
Critically lauded throughout the U.K., The Features recently performed at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. "Some Kind of Salvation" was produced by Grammy-Award winning Jacquire King (Modest Mouse, Kings Of Leon, Tom Waits, Sea Wolf) and Brian Carter at his Paradox Production facility in Murfreesboro, TN. The band features Matthew Pelham (guitar,lead vocals), Roger Dabbs (bass guitar), Mark Bond (keyboards) and Rollum Haas (drums).
For up-to-date info, music and more, visit The Features on the web at:
www.thefeatures.com and www.myspace.com/thefeatures and at the 429 records website http://www.429records.com/sites/429records/429details/d_thefeatures.asp
About Bug Music:
Boasting over 250,000 copyrights including the classics "What a Wonderful World," "Fever" and "Happy Together," as well as hit songs from such musical luminaries as Johnny Cash, Pete Townshend, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Woody Guthrie, Townes Van Zandt and Stevie Ray Vaughan to contemporary hit makers Three Six Mafia, Ashley Gorley (Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins), Kara DioGuardi (Pink, Jonas Brothers, Celine Dion), Iggy Pop, Bruno Mars, Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon and Wilco, Bug Music's reputation as a writer/artist-oriented music company and trusted counsel of legendary estates and current artists is unrivaled. www.bugmusic.com
About The Savoy Label Group:
429 Records is a unit of the Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American unit of CME (Columbia Music Entertainment), the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a leading independent company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. SLG is led by Steve Vining and CME is headed by Chairman Strauss Zelnick, founder of Zelnick Media which owns interests in and manages an array of media companies. www.429records.com
Media Contacts – Bug Music:
Paki Newell and Jean Sievers
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Media Contacts - 429 Records: