Just in time for the great big music roundup that’s about to happen at SXSW, we thought now would be the perfect time to let you in on some news. We’ve just picked up the Blind Pig catalog, one rich in the best Blues and Roots sounds in the country. And there’s no questioning their lineup. The Blind Pig catalog stems from a deep-rooted understanding of the genres. Before the record label ever began, there was Blind Pig the Ann Arbor blues club that welcomed the likes of Jimmy Rogers, Bonnie Raitt and Hound Dog Taylor to its stage. Once word spread about the who’s who of artists performing at the venue, the owners decided to incorporate a record label into the mix, and so Blind Pig Records was born.
Today, we’re thrilled to announce that co-founders Edward Chmelewski and Jerry Del Giudice, along with their San Francisco and Chicago-based teams, have joined our family. Not only will we be responsible for the distribution of their catalog worldwide (both digitally and physically), we’ve also got new material on deck from the label, including releases from Albert Cummings, Victor Wainwright, Cash Box Kings, Zac Harmon and Andy T & Nick Nixon.
Along with this great new catalog of goodies, we’re ramping up our focus on label acquisitions. Our very own Scott Ambrose Reilly (some of you may also know him lovingly as “Bullethead”) is heading up this catalog specialty division, one designed to acquire, rejuvenate, repackage and market owned content and brands.
Check out more news coverage on the deal from Billboard, and if you’re looking for a home for that music catalog of yours you know where to find us!