CV Group launch CV America
- One-stop umbrella operation streamlines CV Group’s US activities
- New standalone publishing division created
- Based in New York and led by respected industry veteran Erik Gilbert
4th October: The CV Group has launched CV America, a new operation that streamlines the group’s extensive US activities.
Based in New York, and led by industry veteran Erik Gilbert, CV America will provide strategic services within the territory for the entire Group, including artist/label acquisition and business strategy.
CV America will also act as a standalone music publisher – signing new writers for the world and exploiting Cooking Vinyl Publishing copyrights in the USA. CV America’s publishing rights will be administered in the UK by Cooking Vinyl Publishing. Gilbert is in the process of finalising a raft of sub-publishing deals across the world.
With CMJ fast approaching, the new publishing operation will be looking to build excitement around Macclesfield-based rockers, The Virginmarys. The band, who are signed to a worldwide deal with Cooking Vinyl Publishing, (joining a growing roster artists and writers that includes Audio Bullys, 65daysofstatic, Kathryn Williams, Reverend & The Makers, The Last Dinosaur, Mersault and many others) are due to play showcases in New York on October 18th and 19th.
Signed to a worldwide recording deal with Cooking Vinyl Records rock imprint DoubleCross, their debut album, King Of Conflict, produced by Toby Jepson and mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Muse, Radiohead) has been licensed to Wind-up Records in the US (Evanescence, Creed, Seether) and scheduled for a February 2013 release.
Gilbert previously ran the US office for the CV Group company Essential Music & Marketing. Essential’s US operations – global strategy, marketing and distribution services to North American labels including Sumerian, Vagrant, Thirty Tigers, MRI & Razor & Tie – have now been rolled into CV America.
Commenting on these developments, Gilbert said: “The creation of CV America makes complete strategic sense for the entire organisation, especially with the Group’s expansion into licensing and label services. As well as administering Cooking Vinyl publishing activities in the USA, we will also have a budget to sign writers and represent them throughout the world. On that front, there will be exciting announcements in the months ahead.”
Paul Kinder, MD Cooking Vinyl Publishing, added: “CV America is an important development for the CV Group. I am particularly excited about the possibilities that will open up for our writers and artists having our own publishing company in the USA. Erik understands the publishing world very well and will provide an excellent service to both our UK and USA rosters over the coming years.”
Notes to editors
About CV America
CV America provides strategic services to the CV Group, including artist/label acquisition, and business strategy, in addition to managing the Group’s US music publishing operation. CV America is a division of the CV Group. http://www.cv-america.com
About CV Group
CV Group comprises several companies including Cooking Vinyl Records, Essential Music & Marketing, CV America, Cooking Vinyl Publishing and Cooking Vinyl Property.