Warner Bros. Records and Emblem Music Group (EMG) have signed a multi-year global partnership.

Former Chairman/CEO of Virgin Records America Matt Serletic, who produced Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” and Carlos Santana’s “Smooth,” founded EMG. Serletic has also worked with artists like with Matchbox Twenty, Collective Soul, Gorillaz, Janet Jackson, Lenny Kravitz and the Rolling Stones.

The EMG executive team includes president Dean Serletic, who began his career as Matchbox Twenty’s tour manager before moving to A&R and executive roles.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Matt and his team at Emblem,” Warner Bros. Records chairman/CEO Tom Whalley said in a statement. “Matt is one of the industry’s most versatile and accomplished producers and creative executives, having helped to cultivate the careers of a wide range of music’s most successful artists.”

Country group Gloriana is Emblem’s first signing. Serletic produced the band’s self-titled debut album. Gloriana will serve as an opening act on country singer Taylor Swift’s forthcoming summer tour.

Posted by: Amy Sikkes

Source: http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3i331f30f79c3e3c7433f7cc3e4e6b89c0

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