[PIAS] has entered into a new global digital distribution agreement with one of the world’s top orchestras, the Berliner Philharmoniker.
The organization’s in-house label, Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings has signed a worldwide agreement with [PIAS].
The addition of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s label complements label partnerships with the in-house labels of the London Symphony Orchestra, the Choir of King’s College Cambridge, and the St. Petersburg-based Mariinsky Orchestra, all of which were announced in 2018.
Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings officially launched in May 2014 with a focus on large cycles of orchestral music which so far include Schumann, Sibelius, and Beethoven conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, as well as a comprehensive body of Schubert’s orchestral works conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
The Berlin Philharmonic’s first new release with [PIAS] is a new recording of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 conducted by the orchestra’s new Chief Conductor, Kirill Petrenko.
The album will be released globally on May 10. Maestro Petrenko will take the reins officially later this year.
“We are delighted to have found a partner in [PIAS] who shares our passion and vision of digital music distribution.”
Robert Zimmermann, Berlin Phil Media
Robert Zimmermann, Managing Director of Berlin Phil Media GmbH, said: “The Berliner Philharmoniker have fans all over the world.
“We are delighted to have found a partner in [PIAS] who shares our passion and vision of digital music distribution and who supports us wonderfully in presenting the music of the Berliner Philharmoniker to an international audience in an ambitious, innovative way.”
Katie Ferguson, [PIAS]
Katie Ferguson, Director of Streaming Strategy & Business Development for Classical at [PIAS] added: “I speak for the entire [PIAS] team around the globe when I say that we are all incredibly excited to be working with the Berliner Philharmoniker.
“Their pedigree is unquestioned, and the quality of repertoire and recordings is spectacular.
“We look forward to collaborating with their highly innovative team to further expand the orchestra’s global digital business.”
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