BMG has acquired the recording assets of New York-based independent label The End Records, as the company continues to expand its recording business.
The End Records, which specialises in rock, metal, indie and electronica, is the latest in a string of indie label acquisitions for BMG, having bought out S-Curve Records, Vagrant Records and Rise Records in the past two years.
Under the charge of CEO Andreas Katsambas, The End Records has grown to represent a number of high-profile artists since it was established in 1988. These include Better Than Ezra, Billy Talent, Dead Letter Circus, Everclear, HIM, Hinder, Petula Clark, Terrorizer, The Zombies, American Sharks and Trapt.
As part of the deal, BMG is acquiring the label’s entire catalogue, as well as its rights to future recordings. Upcoming releases on the label include Billy Talent’s fifth studio album Afraid of Heights.
Despite the acquisition of its recorded assets, The End Records will continue relationships with artists while retaining its own offices and staff.
Commenting on the acquisition, Katsambas said: "I have been very impressed with BMG and its amazing team. It is clear we share the same vision for artists and label partners. This is the start of a great relationship."
BMG US president creative and marketing, Laurent Hubert, added: “BMG continues to invest in the future of music and build our presence in recordings. Andreas Katsambas has built a strong catalogue at The End Records and we look forward to working with its clients.”