Industry Ink: Fusion Music, ole, Rounder Label Group, Integrity Music

Daniel Miller

Daniel Miller

Fusion Music Gets New Address

Fusion Music’s staff has moved into the Red Light Management office. The new address for Fusion Music is 1101 McGavock Street, Ste. 300, Nashville, TN 37203. Fusion Music’s Daniel Miller has updated his phone number to (615) 279-3784. Email address remains the same.


ole Acquires Anthem Entertainment Group, Launches Label Services

oleole has acquired Anthem Entertainment Group, the label home of Rush as well as Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, The Tea Party, and other artists. Anthem will continue to operate as a label under the ole label services banner, which includes its recently launched artist incubator red dot, and signals ole’s official push into the label services, master acquisition and artist development space.

The deal adds to ole’s earlier acquisitions of Core Music Publishing (Rush) and Mark Cain (Max Webster), and comprises of all the legacy audio and A/V recordings of Rush and other Anthem artists, including the chart-topping new release Secrets by Ian Thornley, Steven Page’s upcoming solo album, and the upcoming live album and concert film from the Rush R40 Tour. Andy Curran, longtime A&R director at Anthem, joins ole as General Manager Label Services/A&R, together with Tyler Tasson as Manager, Label Services.


Rounder Label Group Adds Project & Partnership Marketing Manager

Brad Chelstrom

Brad Chelstrom

Brad Chelstrom has joined the Rounder Label Group as Project & Partnership Marketing Manager. Chelstrom joins the company from Universal Music Group Distribution where he held several positions throughout his 16-year tenure there including his most recent role as Director of Partnership Marketing.

Previously, Chelstrom supervised UMGD’s label artist development field staff and prior to that headed UMGD’s College & Lifestyle Marketing Department. He gained early music business experience as an Artist Development Field Rep himself and started his career as a UMGD College Rep while attending McNally Smith College of Music in Minneapolis.

Cliff O’Sullivan, Rounder Label Group COO says, “We’re delighted to have Brad join the Rounder Label Group marketing team. He brings a wealth of experience in distribution marketing and partnerships to the company.”

Chelstrom can be reached at [email protected].


Integrity Music Signs Seth & Nirva

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 4.18.50 PMIntegrity Music has added husband and wife duo Seth & Nirva to its label roster. The duo’s major label debut, Never Alone, will release in March 2016. The project was produced by Israel Houghton.

Nirva is a backing vocalist in TobyMac’s Diverse City Band, while Seth has served as a backing vocalist for Kirk Franklin, Chris Tomlin, and others.


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