Pet Shop Boys To Release New Album "Electric" Through Kobalt Label Services
PET SHOP BOYS DEPART FROM PARLOPHONE RECORDS AFTER 28 YEARS AND WILL RELEASE THEIR BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM “ELECTRIC” (PRODUCED BY STUART PRICE) THROUGH KOBALT LABEL SERVICES IN JUNE 2013
PET SHOP BOYS ARE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL DUO IN UK MUSIC HISTORY, HAVING SOLD WELL OVER 50 MILLION RECORDS WORLDWIDE.
Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, have left Parlophone Records after a ground-breaking 28 years and have signed their forthcoming studio album “Electric” to Kobalt Label Services in a global deal.
The duo, who signed to Parlophone in 1985, have had four number ones and a staggering 42 Top 30 singles, making them easily the most successful duo in UK chart history.
Their new album “Electric” was produced by Stuart Price and will be released in June 2013. Further information about the album will be announced soon. Pet Shop Boys will also embark on the “Electric” tour this year, which includes a night at London’s O2 Arena on June 18th.
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe said today: “This is a very exciting point in our careers. We are hugely proud of the new album and are very pleased to be working in conjunction with Kobalt. We’d like to thank everyone we have worked with at Parlophone over the last 28 years both in the UK and abroad. When we signed to the label in 1985 we had no idea how long and successful a relationship we were embarking on. However it is also exciting now to commence a new phase working with a new team in a new business structure and we look forward to a creative and equally fulfilling relationship with Kobalt.”
Paul Hitchman, Managing Director of Kobalt Label Services, said today: "The whole global Kobalt Label Services team is hugely excited to be a part of the forthcoming Pet Shop Boys release. We look forward to working in partnership with Neil, Chris, and the Becker Brown team to maximise the potential of the record, which is already sounding like a classic.”
Miles Leonard, President of A&R, Parlophone, said; “Few can say they have worked with any artist for 28 years, but Parlophone have and we are very proud of that. We have been fortunate enough to have been partners in one of the most successful careers in pop culture. Neil and Chris to this day influence so many with their incredible songwriting and music. We wish them every success in the future and look forward to continuing our relationship with them across their entire and enviable catalogue.”
Kobalt Label Service’s first international album release, “Push The Sky Away” by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds recently debuted at number one in seven countries and top four in thirteen other countries.
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About Kobalt Label Services (KLS)
Part of the Kobalt Music Group, Kobalt Label Services (KLS) provides the next generation of services for artists and labels worldwide, empowering recording owners with a full-service solution to releasing and marketing records while maintaining ownership of their masters. Established as an alternative to the traditional label model, KLS maximizes client opportunities and revenues from a wide range of global digital retail, traditional physical retail, audio and video streaming, sync licensing, D2C and social media services. Clients benefit from Kobalt expertise in multi-rights management, the security and trust of Kobalt's proven and transparent royalty accounting, advanced data analytics and experienced staff to co-ordinate and manage releases.
March 14, 2013 9:00am ET by Name PR