RHINO AND CASTLE COMMUNICATIONS PLC BUY SUGAR HILL CATALOG MASTERS
The agreement was announced today by Robert Emmer, Rhino's executive vice president, Terry Shand, Castle Communications' chief executive officer; and Joseph Robinson Jr., president of Lalique Records and son of Joseph and Sylvia Robinson.
The Robinsons will retain music publishing rights as well as ownership of current album inventory as part of the agreement.
Rhino will control the Sugar Hill catalog throughout North America, South America, Japan and the Caribbean islands, and Castle Communications will control the rest of the world.
The acquisition encompasses recordings made for Sugar Hill and other seminal rap labels such as All Platinum, Sweet Mountain, Stang, Vibration, Jersey Connection, Willow, Turbo, Victory, Platinum and Astroscope.
Among the R&B and rap acts included in the deal are Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Flash, Kool Moe Dee, The Furious Five, Spoonie Gee, The Sequence, The Moments, Positive Force, Funky Four, Wayne & Charlie, West Street Mob, Brother To Brother, The Mean Machine, Crash Crew, Candi Staton, Farrari, Trouble Funk, Super-Wolf, Sylvia, Sekou Bunch, Treacherous Three, Philippe Wynne, Busy Bee, Melle Mel & Duke Bootee, Shirley & Company, Retta Young, Dynamic Seven, New Guys On The Block, Jocko, Kevie Kev, The Chilly Kid, The Word, Rock-A-Funk-A-Billy, Sylvia & Kevin Keys, Vitamin "A," Mr. "B," Shonte, Lisa Danielle, Craig Derry, Jack McDuff, Just Friends, Chuck Jackson, Joey Travolta, Brook Benton, Wood, Brass & Steel, Linda Jones, Donnie Elbert, Multiphonic Tribe, Dick Griffin, Harry Ray, Fine Quality Featuring Cuz, Family Plann, Reggie Griffin, Positive Express, Rimshots, George Kerr and more.
/CONTACT: Stephen K. Peeples of Rhino, 310-474-4778 ext. 6630/
CO: Rhino Records; Castle Communications PLC ST: California IN: ENT SU:
BB-MO -- LA017 -- 4305 06/12/95 08:15 EDT
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|Date:||Jun 12, 1995|
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