May 18, 2021
Round Hill Music has acquired a catalog of master recordings from Swedish independent label Telegram Studios.
The portfolio of masters features a mix of recordings, from mainstream pop hits, to rock, reggae, alternative, metal, and hardcore.
The artists represented in the deal include Estelle (American Boy), Caesars (Jerk It Out), Serj Tankian of System of A Down, Jamelia, Coal Chamber, Sick of it All, Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers, Soul Coughing, Throwing Muses, The Ark, Stina Nordenstam, The Sounds, Surfer Blood and more.
Josh Gruss, Founder and CEO of Round Hill Music, said: “It’s been a thrill work with Niklas, Bjorn and Klas to acquire this set of master recordings. It is real rarity to come across such a rich collection of masters that is independently owned.”
Added Gruss: “Telegram has done an amazing job working with the artists and recordings in this catalog. We respect the work that they have done very much.
“We are lucky to be the next owners and our goal is to deliver the same high quality of service to this group of very important artists.”
“IT IS REAL RARITY TO COME ACROSS SUCH A RICH COLLECTION OF MASTERS THAT IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED.”
JOSH GRUSS, ROUND HILL MUSIC
Joe Calitri, President of Round Hill Records, said: “Round Hill Records is excited and honored to work with such an accomplished and diverse mix of artists across multiple genres through this arrangement.
“The addition of these recordings will further bolster our exceptional catalogue offering and the team is ready to continue the great work that Telegram has done thus far.”
“THE ADDITION OF THESE RECORDINGS WILL FURTHER BOLSTER OUR EXCEPTIONAL CATALOGUE OFFERING.”
JOE CALITRI, ROUND HILL RECORDS
Niklas Lundell CEO and Co-Founder Telegram Studios, said: “We are very excited to have completed this deal with Round Hill Records.
“Thanks to Josh & his team at Round Hill for making this happen. I consider him both a passionate music lover and a friend. During the past six years we have slowly and steadily built a catalog of great master recordings. Together with the artists we have successfully increased revenues and built value.
“Now the timing is perfect for the next chapter, we are very confident that Round Hill Records will continue to grow this amazing catalog to new highs and for us to take on new ventures and possibilities. We want to extend a huge thank you to all amazing artists and to our business partners.
“WE ARE VERY CONFIDENT THAT ROUND HILL RECORDS WILL CONTINUE TO GROW THIS AMAZING CATALOG.”
NIKLAS LUNDELL, TELEGRAM STUDIOS