As Delos concludes its 50th Anniversary, it announces that it will join the Outhere Music family of labels.
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Outhere Music is pleased to announce the acquisition of Delos, the legendary American classical music label. Founded 50 years ago in California by Amelia Haygood and later expertly led by the pianist Carol Rosenberger, Delos features collaboration s with a host of renowned artists and ensembles and is a beacon for American composers.
Outhere Music will benefit from Delos’ impressive catalogue, strong identity, and a network of prestigious American and international artists. It is an important step to establish Outhere Music’s presence in the world’s largest and most buoyant music market. Moreover, the integration of Delos into the Outhere Music group will give the label the benefit of an experienced worldwide press and distribution team and enhance its presence in Europe. Outhere Music intends to continue collaborations with the label’s core artists and ramp up productions.
Charles Adriaenssen, Founder and President of Outhere Music, says: “I’m thrilled to welcome Delos into our family. It is a splendid historic label which was managed with care and love by Carol, and it shares our dedication to culture and quality. We’re happy to discover and collaborate with many new artists from all over the world and we will aim to follow established traditions, but also to bring new blood to this superb label”.
Carol Rosenberger, Owner and manager of Delos says: “Our Delos founder, Amelia Haygood, grew up loving classical music, and helped many people in her profession as a psychologist. As she got to know a number of American musical artists, she was shocked that so few were being recorded, and decided to start a recording company herself. As Delos grew, it attracted top artists, was hailed ‘the great American label’ by Billboard, and was enthusiastically welcomed worldwide. It is gratifying to know that the Delos tradition will be carried into the future by Outhere, a proven industry leader revered for its high standards and wide scope of interests.”
Founded in 1973, Delos has released more than 680 albums featuring top artists from America and around the world. A pioneer in digital recording, Delos is known as a label with a strong personality that attracts a host of major performers and has also garnered acclaim for the technical excellence of its recordings. Its diverse catalogue has won significant new audiences through the most popular streaming platforms and the label is continually expanding its appeal as new technologies reach the marketplace. A half-century after its founding, Delos remains the only American West Coast-based classical label to achieve true international recognition.
ABOUT OUTHERE MUSIC
One of the world’s largest independent classical music production and recording groups, Outhere Music produces and distributes its recordings all over the world. They range from early to contemporary music, by way of jazz and world music. Outhere Music emphasises production quality, strong ties with the artists, scrupulous attention to the realisation of each project. It proactively embraces new forms of distribution and engagement with audiences. The Outhere Music group was founded in 2004 by Charles Adriaenssen and has offices in Brussels and Paris, and partners in London, Milan, the Netherlands, Montreal and Mexico. The group’s best known labels Alpha Classics, Analekta, Arcana, Channel Classics, Linn Records and Fuga Libera open their catalogues to eclectic repertoires and artists of international stature. The group’s other labels, Ricercar, Phi, Ramée and Outnote have very strong identities and offer outstanding, more specific musical experiences. Outhere Music aims to fulfil its role as a major independent and international production company, with a clear focus on high quality cultural products, targeting a large variety of audiences.