Australia’s contemporary country music promoter Rob Potts has announced the launch of FANGATE Music, a new joint label with Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
This new label will seek out and develop international country artists while keeping a close eye on emerging local talent.
Potts is a music industry veteran of 37 years. His company, Rob Potts Entertainment Edge, has big country stars to tour in Australia and New Zealand. This has included successful major tours with Jason Aldean, Brooks and Dunn, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and many more. He is also the co-promoter of CMC Rocks QLD, the biggest international country and roots festival in the southern hemisphere.
“It’s exciting to be offered my own imprint label on Sony Music by Denis Handlin at a time where there are so many great opportunities in the recorded music space,” says Potts. "I look forward to my new association with Sony Music and working with the team to bring some terrific artists to the roster and lots of awesome music for us to work on together. Let’s open the FANGATE.“
Denis Handlin AM, Chairman and CEO of Australia & New Zealand and President Asia, Sony Music Entertainment said, “Rob Potts is one of the most respected figures of the country music genre across the globe. We are very proud and excited to be working with him on this brilliant new venture. Rob brings with him a wealth of knowledge as well as a host of long-term relationships to this partnership. We look forward to developing some outstanding country artists together on the Fangate Music label."
Sony Music Australia has a roster of international country artists including Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, as well as acts Adam Harvey, O’Shea and Missy Lancaster.
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