ECM Records has added its entire catalogue of contemporary, jazz and classical music to major streaming platforms. Its roster includes Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Paul Bley and Anouar Brahem.
Deutsche Grammophon will be responsible for international digital distribution.
ECM and UMG have also agreed a long-term extension of their partnership in physical distribution, including expanding into Australia.
Clemens Trautmann, president of Deutsche Grammophon, said: “We want to place our distribution capabilities fully at the disposal of ECM and its great artists and in doing so, benefit from each other's experiences and generate synergies with the portfolio of Deutsche Grammophon.”
Frank Briegmann, president and CEO Central Europe Universal Music and Deutsche Grammophon, added: “I am delighted by this strengthened co-operation, our collaboration shows how a world-renowned genre label and a global major can respect and complement each other perfectly. Manfred Eicher’s decades-long emphasis on outstanding artists and exemplary production has created a legendary catalogue in the truest sense of the word. We are proud to provide them with access to our international structure and team of experts.”