After 35 years and 6 million album sales Cold Chisel have left Warner Music to start their own label.
A new company Cold Chisel Music has been created to manage the Cold Chisel catalogue and the label will be distributed by Universal Music.
The label will exclusively look after the Cold Chisel catalogue and will not seek other artists to release.
“We’re proud of all the albums we’ve made and the impact the band has had and we’re keen for people to keep discovering Cold Chisel’s music”, said frontman, Jimmy Barnes. “We think that having our own label will give us the best shot at doing that”.
“Having our own imprint will give us complete control over how our recordings are presented to people over the coming years”, explains keyboardist and principal songwriter, Don Walker. “Ian, Phil, Jim, Steve and I always liked to do things our own way so this feels like the right next step for Cold Chisel”.
A new Cold Chisel album will be released in 2014.
Cold Chisel Music will be effective from October 1, 2013.
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