Big bang: Label veterans' launch shakes up compilations market

Andre Paine

Former Universal Music execs behind leading compilation brands have spoken about their bold plan to defy the market’s decline with a new label.

Xploded TV is entering the compilations business amid declining sales and reduced activity from majors. 

“While supermarkets still support physical, we’ve got a business,” said Brian Berg, former Universal Music TV president and Xploded TV founding partner. “We’ve done quite a bit of research. When we were first setting up the label, the supermarkets said there’s definitely ...

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