News — July 21st, 2005

Boompa joins EMI Music Canada label roster


Vancouver’s Boompa Records announced today it has finalized a new exclusive distribution agreement, effective immediately.

The new partnership is with EMI Music Canada, joining their intimate roster in the Associated Labels Division. Boompa Records teaming up with EMI in Canada ends a two-year relationship with

“It’s been a good run for us at MapleNationWide,” said Scott Walker, President of Boompa Productions. “It’s been a real pleasure to work with their team and our company’s ongoing success is due in no small part to the growth we achieved while working with them.”

In two short years, Boompa Records have released a series of records that have become favorites to fans and critics alike. Since 2003, the label has released records from former – Weezer/The Rentals Matt Sharp, The Lucksmiths and Leeroy Stagger. Records being completed and released in 2005 include debuts from The Ladies and Gentlemen, Catlow, My Project: Blue, new albums from Run Chico Run and a long-awaited follow-up from The Salteens.

“In the last year, we’ve released nine albums with seven more coming out this year and at least that in 2006,” says Shannon Martin, Label Manager for Boompa Records. “We’re specifically focused on the long-term development of each of our artists and it’s been really exciting to watch the artists growing alongside of the label.”

EMI Music Canada, founded in 1949, is a unit of EMI Music and one of the “big four” record companies. EMI Music has artists in every leading music genre, including some of the biggest local and international names in the recorded music industry including: Coldplay, Norah Jones, K-OS, Paul McCartney, Nickelback, Joss Stone, The Rolling Stones and Keith Urban. EMI Music Canada boasts a strong Associated Labels division with labels such as: Arts and Crafts, Battle Axe Records, Nettwerk Records and Sanctuary Records Group.

“In the independent community labels rise above the rest with passion, artist commitment, artist development and of course hard work,” said Steve McAuley Director of EMI Music Canada’s Associate Label Division. “Boompa Records has proven all of these qualities and much more in a very short period of time. We like that and identify with that! It goes without saying that the entire EMI team is excited with this new partnership and we are looking forward to working with Boompa’s staff, artists and music.”

So what’s next for Boompa? “We’re not done yet,” warns Martin. “There’s more coming, but you’ll just have to wait for the next press release.”