BRUSSELS, April 4, 2022 /CNW/ – Outhere Music is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Analekta catalog, Canada’s leading independent classical music producer. Founded 35 years ago in Montreal, Analekta is a high-quality, artist-focused label covering a wide range of talent and repertoire. It contains over 600 records.
Integration into the Outhere Music Group will give Analekta the advantage of an experienced global support and distribution team while Outhere will benefit from Analekta’s strong presence in the Canadian and North American markets.
Charles Adrienssen, Founder and President of Outhere Music, says: “The integration of Analekta into our family of major labels is an important step. This is our first foray into the Americas, starting with Quebec, where we have strong affinities. We know the Analekta catalog very well for having distributed them for many years; produce great artists and share our commitment to culture and quality. But just as importantly, their flagship artist, virtuoso violinist Angèle Dubeau pioneered an eclectic approach to classical music that greatly expanded traditional audiences. I am delighted to continue on this path with Analekta “
Francois-Mario Labbe, The founder of Analekta says:
“I am pleased to announce today that 35 years after its creation, Analekta joins the European group Outhere Music, with whom we have collaborated for many years. This integration with a highly respected classical music company ensures the continued pursuit and permanence of our mission: for produce and promote Canada’s finest musicians, orchestras and ensembles internationally, while maintaining the highest standards. We have an exciting lineup of new albums in the coming year that we can’t wait to release in collaboration with Outhere.”
Founded in 1987 by François Mario Labbé, Analekta is the first independent classical record company in Canada. With its exceptional production quality and constant exploration of new ways to reach a wider audience, Analekta’s catalog, artists and name have become synonymous with vitality and artistic achievement. The label has produced more than 600 albums, recorded more than 200 musicians and ensembles, among the most prominent in Canada, and has received numerous awards. Visionary and forward-looking, Analekta has redefined its business model to keep abreast of new technological trends, gaining excellent global visibility on the Internet and on the most popular streaming platforms. To date, Analekta’s productions have reached over 500 million streams worldwide.
About Outhere Music
One of the largest independent classical music production and recording groups in the world, Outhere Music distributes its recordings worldwide. They range from early music to contemporary music, including jazz and world music.
Outhere Music emphasizes the quality of production, strong links with artists, scrupulous attention to the realization of each project and a keen interest in new forms of distribution and relations with the public. Outhere Music Group was founded in 2004 by Charles Adriaenssen and is based in Brussels, Paris, Milano, London, the Netherlandsand Mexico.
If the group’s best-known labels Alpha Classics, Channel Classics and Linn open their catalogs to eclectic repertoires and international artists, the group’s other labels: Ricercar, Phi, Arcana, Aeon, Ramée, Outnote Records and Fuga Libera, have very strong identities and offer an exceptional and more specific musical experience. Outhere Music aims to fulfill its role as a leading independent and international production company, with a clear focus on high quality cultural products.
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