The agreement will see RSK take on a primary marketing role for the UK, as well as sales and distribution, effective immediately with new releases beginning this month.
SideOneDummy’s digital distribution has moved to INgrooves, but is under RSK’s marketing remit. “We’re thrilled,” said RSK joint managing director, Simon Carver. “We have been talking to SideOneDummy for a while with a view to something rather more proactive than straight sales and distribution.
“Everyone at RSK is looking forward to working closely with long-standing SideOne plugger, Steve Ager and the US office, and we will look to build complementary teams and create effective strategies to take the label forward.”
Added RSK joint managing director, Rashmi Patani: “It is a super label. It has a great outlook and catalogue and we join at a time when SideOne is making key signings and very much looking to develop its new tier of artists.”
The 2014 schedule begins with The Gaslight Anthem’s The B-Sides on January 27, followed by albums from Chuck Ragan and Dresses in March, and an LP?from new signing Pup in April.
RSK moved its physical distribution to Sony DADC in September last year.