Kevin Chase signs with Interscope/Universal U.S.
For immediate release
November 25, 2010
Kevin Chase signs with Interscope/Universal U.S.
On the eve of the American Thanksgiving weekend, New Brunswick recording artist Kevin Chase has been signed to the U.S. division of Interscope/Universal.
“I am very excited to be part of the Universal family,” says Chase, “and even more excited to be making some inroads into the American market.”
Responses to Kevin Chase’s new album “Round 3” from international industry professionals have been very positive from the start. The public also responded very well to the new songs. When “Round 3” was independently released this July, Kevin spent 45 consecutive days at # 1 on the Canadian My Space Charts in 2 categories: Indie Country Artist & Overall Country Artist, which includes major label acts. During the same time, Kevin continuously was in the Top 5 songs and was rated the #1 artist in all genres numerous times.
Internationally, he spent the same time frame in the Indie Country Top 20, peaking twice at #9. On the Global Overall Country Top 100, which includes all major label artists, he peaked at #51.
After 3 albums, a couple of Canadian Top 40 hits, national tours and TV appearances, becoming a Universal recording artist is another notch in Kevin Chase’s belt on the road to success, but he knows that it is simply another beginning. “The real work starts now,” he says. “This deal will open some new doors for me, that’s for sure. But it is hard work, determination and delivering the goods that will get me to go further. I am ready for the challenge.”
Interscope Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMG’s Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. Interscope was formed in 1990 by Jimmy Iovine and Ted Field with financial support from Atlantic Records (which owned a 53% stock in the label). Upon its launch, it was initially distributed by Atlantic Records’ subsidiary East West Records America. A&R Executive John McClain and producer Beau Hill were also part of the original founding team.
Universal Music Group is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. It is the largest of the “big four” record companies by its commanding market share and its multitude of global operations. Universal Music Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of international French media conglomerate Vivendi.
Universal Music Group owns a music publisher, Universal Music Publishing Group, which became the world’s largest following the acquisition of BMG Music Publishing in May 2007.
Vivendi’s headquarters are in Paris, France. The UMG global headquarters are located New York City. Other major offices are located in Universal City and Santa Monica, along with Universal Music Group Nashville in Nashville; in the UK the group has a number of offices in London and Romford, and in Japan the group has a office in Minato, Tokyo.
Kevin Chase is living proof that hard work and determination will yield results.
For the past 10 years, he has travelled Canada, performed at many prestigious festivals and clubs,
made national TV appearances, released two critically acclaimed albums, received ECMA nominations and had 2 Top 40 hits. Not too shabby for a regular guy from New Brunswick, Canada.
2009 brought a lot of excitement to the Chase camp. A new management company developed a new global vision and Kevin went to work on writing and recording new songs for his third album. Songs by established writers were also looked at to round out the concept and vision.
A conscious decision was also made not to rush the recording process and Anthony Little, who has worked with the likes of Tina Turner, Reba McIntyre, Justin Timberlake and 90 Degrees was brought in to mix some of the potential singles and master the project.
16 months later, the new Kevin Chase album “Round 3” was released on Canada Day 2010.
“Round 3” is a testament to the growth of Kevin Chase as a songwriter, musician, artist and performer. The 14 tracks keep the listener on the edge of their seat, while no less than 4 singles have great international cross-over potential.
The power of the internet proved to be a major bonus prior to and immediately after the release date with thousands of Kevin Chase fans visiting his new My Space site. Kevin spent 45 consecutive days at # 1 on the Canadian My Space Charts in 2 categories: Indie Country Artist & Overall Country Artist, which includes major label acts. During the same time, Kevin continuously was in the Top 5 songs and was rated the #1 artist in all genres numerous times.
Internationally, he spent the same time frame in the Indie Country Top 20, peaking twice at #9.
On the Global Overall Country Top 100, which includes all major label artists, he peaked at #51.
The best part of it all is the artist himself: Kevin Chase not only has a fantastic and recognizable voice, he is the type of person that the everyday man and woman on the street can relate to.
There are no frills here, what you see is what you get.
Kevin Chase is ready to take on the world with “Round 3” and he is just the type of artist that fans have been waiting for. Why don’t you join him for the ride…
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506.672.7625 x 210