Eleven Seven Music and Eleven Seven Label Group (E7LG), founded by Allen Kovac (pictured), has been renamed Better Noise Music.
Major new global signings include Five Finger Death Punch, AWOLNATION and Mongolian rock stars, The HU.
Better Noise Nashville has also inked its first country-rock act in Cory Marks, set to tour with Gordon Bamford in Spring 2020.
Additional new signings from Better Noise International include Bang Bang Romeo (UK), Juno-nominated Bleeker (Canada) and Atlas Genius (Australia).
Partnering with FUGA, AMPED and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Toronto and Sydney.
Five Finger Death Punch headlines arenas around the world and consistently attains gold and platinum status.
AWOLNATION’s radio hits have resulted in over 1.5 billion streams.
The HU recently sold out their first UK and North American tours and their album debuted Top 10 on multiple rock album charts around the world.
These bands join a roster that includes Mötley Crüe, Papa Roach, Dirty Heads, Bad Wolves, Fire from the Gods, Nothing More, Escape the Fate, Sixx: A.M. and HELLYEAH.
The roster dominated the Mediabase Active Rock radio market with a 20% share.
“Better Noise is more than just a music company.”
Steve Kline, Better Noise
Kovac was recently honored by Sir Richard Branson with the INNOVATOR AWARD at the Association for Independent Music (AIM) Awards in London in September 2019.
Kovac accepted the honor by noting that indies have gone from 14% market share when the organization started to almost 40% today.
He also pointed out the increasingly important role that companies such as Beatchain and BuzzAngle play in the success of the independent sector.
Better Noise Publishing ventures include podcasts, audiobooks and books, such as Debbie Harry’s just-released memoirs.
Meanwhile, other projects include the Netflix film The Dirt and a Broadway musical based on The Heroin Diaries, by Nikki Sixx, along with a slate of films like Sno Babies (a coming-of-age film about teenagers falling victim to the opiate crisis, featuring 13 songs from the label’s artists), The Retaliators (a horror film and soundtrack featuring Better Noise artists) and several documentaries slated for 2020.
“In addition to expanding into other genres of music, we are moving into different avenues of media.”
Rose Slanic, Better Noise
“In addition to expanding into other genres of music, we are moving into different avenues of media,” said GM Rose Slanic.
“Better Noise is more than just a music company,” says Better Noise COO Steve Kline.
“We are a content company that creates books, films, documentaries, theatrical productions, tours, and television, that provide opportunities to reach audiences in unique and impactful ways.
“We’re more than a record label, we develop and nurture artists and bands.”
“Better Noise means we communicate our standards to our artists and partners in just two words. Better Noise is not generic and our standard is excellence.”
Dan Waite, Better Noise
Managing Director of Europe, Dan Waite, added: “Better Noise means we communicate our standards to our artists and partners in just two words.
“Better Noise is not generic and our standard is excellence. The collaborative way Allen encourages us to work means the artists benefit from everyone’s skill set, whether in the U.S., Toronto, Europe or Australia and this is why we have been able to attract top acts in their genre, like AWOLNATION and Five Finger Death Punch.”
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