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Concord has entered into a long-term, exclusive joint venture with Easy Eye Sound, the label started by Auerbach in 2017.
The new worldwide partnership will see Concord release all the new recordings made for Easy Eye Sound, as well as distributing all catalog albums that have reverted or will revert to the label during the venture.
The label was founded in 2017 and named after Dan’s recording studio, the label runs out of Nashville, Tennessee and is home to a wide variety of artists, including Shannon and the Clams.
Since its start the label has released over 20 albums, earning seven Grammy nominations, including four for Yola’s debut hit ‘Walk Through Fire’ and one for Bentonia bluesman Jimmy “Duck” Holmes album ‘Cypress Grove’.
Auerbach is a an eight-time grammy winner himself and has also earned two Producer of the Year nominations in the last two years, one of them for producing, co-writing and performing on Marcus King’s Grammy-nominated ‘El Dorado’ (Fantasy Records) and a songwriting acknowledgement on Yola’s debut.
The partnership won’t affect Easy Eye’s day to day and branding will remain the same. Both parties expect to release 12 albums in 2021.
Speaking on the venture Auerbach said: “When I founded Easy Eye Sound a decade ago, it was meant as home base for my musical vision and as a way to discover and support artists I believe in.” He continues, “It’s exciting to see the record label and recording studio evolve and begin a worldwide partnership with the fine folks at Concord.”
Talking on his excitement, Concord’s Chief Label Executive said: “Dan’s passion runs through Easy Eye’s in-house songwriting, production and the overall cohesive vision of the label. He brings a stellar roster and a committed staff under the leadership of Tom Osborn.” Adding that,
“Easy Eye Sound will be a great addition to Concord Recorded Music’s group of labels, and the partnership will give Dan and his artists a global platform of opportunity. I look forward to great things.”