Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Concord Acquires Iconic Indie Rock Label Victory Records | hypebot

image from celebrityaccess.comConcord has acquired indie rock, metal, emo and punk label Victory Records and publisher Another Victory Publishing from Chicago-based founder Tony Brummel.

The deal includes a catalog of 4,500 master recordings along with 3,500 compositions that includes A Day To Remember, Hawthorne Heights, Thursday, Silverstein, Taking Back Sunday, Atreyu, Bayside, Counterparts and Between the Buried and Me.

“Concord is a market leader across rock genres in both new releases and catalog. Tony’s dedication to Victory and the development of talent within these rock genres of metal, emo and hardcore as a true independent operator is incredibly admirable and he’s made a very significant impact in that world,” said Steven Salm, Concord’s Chief Business Development Officer. “Tony and I have gotten to know each other over the years and all of us at Concord very much look forward to being the next creative managers of the Victory masters and publishing catalogs as well as ensuring all of the artists that have been part of Victory feel very much at home at Concord.”

Founded by Brummel in 1989, Victory has become of the leading labels in metal, rock, and punk, with album sales of more than 15 million in the past 30 years. Its catalog has garnered six RIAA certified Gold albums, six RIAA certified Gold singles, one RIAA certified platinum single, two BPI certified silver albums and one Canada Music Canada certified Gold album.

“I have had the pleasure of knowing Steve Salm and the Concord team for a few years now. My dealings with Steve and Concord have been nothing but enjoyable. Concord has a great team, infrastructure and the financial backing and support to do great things with the music and entertainment assets that they represent. Victory and Another Victory’s great catalog of music and songs will be in caring and fantastic hands going forward. We’ve had a great run and with Concord it will only continue. My team at Victory will be remaining intact as we embark, going forward, on our new and existing business journeys,” said Tony Brummel.

- CelebrityAccess


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