Australia's Jet lands at EMI
Band in global partnership with the labelLONDON -- Australian rock band Jet will release its third album, "Shaka Rock," on Aug. 25 in a global partnership with EMI.
It will be released on the band's own Real Horrorshow Records through the newly created Five Seven Music label, part of the Eleven Seven Music Group. Distribution and services such as promotion, merchandising and licensing will be handled by EMI Label Services in the U.S., U.K. and Canada and by EMI in the rest of the world under license.
The major said the four-piece has sold 4 million albums worldwide. Jet released "Get Born" and Shine On" through EMI in Australia, while the act partnered with Warner in the rest of the world.
"Jet is a band that transcends borders, which is why they are one of the handful of modern artists with a global footprint due to their compelling music and presence," said Allen Kovac, founder and CEO of the Eleven Seven Music Group and the band's manager. "We are thrilled to launch our imprint Five Seven Music with 'Shaka Rock' in conjunction with Jet's Realhorrorshow Records as well as to launch our first major project with our partners at EMI Music around the world."
"We're thrilled to work with Jet and Allen's team to bring this stellar album to the world," added Ronn Werre, EMI Music's CFO, North America & Mexico, and president, Music Services worldwide. "They've made a fantastic record and our team around the world is ready to connect the band with both existing and new fans on a variety of platforms in some very innovative ways."
The new deal builds on the partnership between EMI and Eleven Seven Music Group, which was announced in April. It will see EMI release and market the label group's roster (including Motley Crue, Buckcherry and Drowning Pool) in the U.K. and Europe.