Cosmos Music purchases Ace Data catalog, including recordings by Etta James, B.B. King and additional

Another working day, a further significant rights deal.

Cosmos New music, just one of Scandinavia’s largest impartial labels, has obtained what it phone calls “a significant interest” in the owned master and publishing repertoire of London-based Ace Data – amounting to some 9,000 masters and 3,000 compositions.

Started in 1975 by Ted Carroll, Trevor Churchill and Roger Armstrong as Chiswick Information, Ace experienced accomplishment with Rocky Sharpe & the Replays, Sniff ‘n’ the Tears, The Damned and Motörhead.

Additional a short while ago focusing on catalog releases, Ace has acquired several US catalogs in excess of the decades, such as Kent-Fashionable, Spring, Goldwax, Feeling and Fraternity.

These catalogs include things like recordings by famous artists this sort of as John Lee  Hooker, Etta James, B.B. King, Millie Jackson, Joe Simon, The Fatback Band, James Carr,  Lonnie Mack, Ike & Tina Turner and many many others.

Cosmos claims that it will now choose on administration of the broad array of recordings and music acquired by Ace more than the several years.

Furthermore, Cosmos says that it will aim on the advertising and marketing, gross sales and advertising of these master and publishing legal rights in the digital marketplace along with sync and other licensing and branding opportunities. 

Stockholm-dependent Cosmos New music, whose record dates back again to 1966, owns what it phone calls a “vast catalog of learn recordings” that spans about six a long time.

The company provides that its audio publishing division represents shut to 1 million worldwide copyrights for the Nordic region.  

Cosmos Tunes obtained Scandinavian Music – then 1 of the leading unbiased music publishing corporations in the Nordics – in 2015

In 2017, Scandinavian Music rebranded to Cosmos Tunes Publishing.

Ace Documents will continue to be an impartial record business beneath its present management team.

The London-based corporation suggests that it will carry on to handle origination, output and distribution of actual physical solution for the owned catalog as nicely as for product or service from a vast assortment of third-bash repertoire sources, which it will go on to stand for independently below license.

It provides that all backroom operations, like administration of royalties will keep on as they have performed. 

“Having put in significant time and effort and hard work hoping to discover a ideal husband or wife to carry on the legacy of Ace Documents, we really feel strongly that in Cosmos we have observed the ideal match.”

Ted Carroll, Trevor Churchill and Roger Armstrong, Ace

The a few founding members at Ace mentioned: “Having spent appreciable time and hard work attempting to locate a acceptable companion to carry on the legacy of Ace Data, we really feel strongly that in Cosmos we have identified the perfect match, as individuals who are entirely engaged in the traditions of Ace Documents, musically, emotionally and culturally.” 

“I bought my first Ace LP when I was 14 decades old.  Right now – virtually 40 years later – I get to  say that it is our genuine occupation to proceed operating this legacy catalog worldwide.”

Fredrik Ekander, Cosmos

Fredrik Ekander, Founding associate at Cosmos, extra: “It is a legitimate honour and a authentic privilege for Cosmos Tunes to have been trusted  by Ted, Trevor and Roger to assist carry the Ace torch into the long term. I purchased my 1st Ace LP when I was 14 decades aged.

“Today – pretty much 40 many years afterwards – I get to  say that it is our actual occupation to continue doing the job this legacy catalog around the world. Completely amazing.”

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