International Label Services provider Kartel and leading independent digital distributor Believe Digital announce an exciting new joint venture signing with London-based label Xtra Mile Recordings. Kartel has been providing international label services to Xtra Mile since 2011 and Believe Digital has now signed the label for worldwide distribution covering all services (excluding North America where they continue to work with ADA Services).
Xtra Mile Recordings has gone from strength to strength in this their celebratory 10th year trading. Recent highlights include albums from To Kill A King, who are gearing up to be main support to Bastille on their sold out North America tour; ex- Reuben frontman Jamie Lenman and Against Me!. Xtra Mile has also recently announced a host of North American signings for worldwide deals including Michigan 3-piece Cheap Girls who are currently supporting Against Me! in the USA and then join The Hold Steady for a few shows; Canadian singer songwriter Billy the Kid with her new album produced by Frank Turner, and the return of Philadelphia band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
Xtra Mile Recordings owner Charlie Caplowe says: “It makes perfect sense to take advantage of the full range of services Kartel provides including the digital services offered via Believe Digital and their international network. It’s a really exciting next 12 months for the label and it feels like we have a great team and set-up to help move us forward”.
Kartel CEO Charles Kirby-Welch says of the new deal: “It’s been a great pleasure to work with the Xtra Mile team over the last few years so we’re very happy to be in a position to expand our relationship and introduce them to Believe Digital“.
Believe General Manager Lee Morrison says: “We’re very excited to be working with Xtra Mile and feel this is a great demonstration of the potential of our expanding strategic alliance with Kartel, we are offering a fully comprehensive service tailored to the needs of independent labels and artists in order to maximise their presence in the modern music industry. Our goal is to be working with the top labels in each genre and the signing of Xtra Mile is in keeping with that ethos”.
Believe offer a full range of services including worldwide digital distribution and promotion technology integrated to over 240 digital music stores, Video Management, Sync, Digital Marketing, and Neighbouring Rights management and now have over 20 offices worldwide including LATAM, Asia, Europe and the US.
This new deal comes into effect on May 1st 2014.