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Rush Signs To Roadrunner Records!

Today Roadrunner Records issued a press release announcing that Rush has signed with the indie label.
"We have tremendous respect for Roadrunner Records, and what Cees Wessels and Jonas Nachsin have built on a worldwide level. After years of Roadrunner pursuing the band, Tom Lipsky presented a deal that worked and the timing was right. We wanted to be at a label focused on the rock genre – and that’s Roadrunner," said Ray Danniels, manager of Rush.
While the press release demonstrates excitement by both Roadrunner and Rush manager Ray Danniels, it is unclear how exactly this will affect Rush.  The fact is that Roadrunner is an independent label which is owned and distributed by WEA (i.e. Warner Elektra Atlantic), or in otherwords both are subsidiaries of one large umbrella.  This is apparently a lateral move from a major label to an independent label that is distributed by a major label.  This is supported by the fact that Rush owes/owed Atlantic one more studio album under their previous aggrement; apparently the previous aggreement is being fullfilled by the new arrangement with Roadrunner, although that is purely supposition at this time.  In addition, the time period of this record deal remains unspoken.  Read the complete press here.  For a video press release click here. - Thanks to Brad, John, Frank, Darren and everyone else who emailed for the headsup!

1 comment:

  1. I'm hoping this move also aids in the re-issue of a fixed-up Vapor Trails, being it was originally under the WEA umbrella. Waiting (im)patiently ...