Fontana Partners With Golden Era Records to Release New Hilltop Hoods in US
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Fontana, Universal Music Group’s award-winning independent marketing, sales and distribution company, has signed an exclusive agreement with Golden Era Records for the US release of the new Hilltop Hoods album Drinking From The Sun, as well as key back catalog titles. The announcement was made today by Ron Spaulding, President of Fontana.
Hilltop Hoods have been at the center of the Australian hip hop scene for over a decade. They are renowned for their live shows and have toured extensively in Australia as well as overseas. The band’s innovative and fearless sound has made new fans for the band throughout the world. Drinking From The Sun will be their sixth full-length studio album, with their last two records hitting #1 in their native Australia. The first single from the new album will be “I Love It” featuring Sia. The US release date will be January 17th and the single is already gold in Australia.
“When I was in Australia, I was introduced to The Hilltop Hoods by Dylan and was blown away by the sheer quality of music they were producing; coupled with their success in their native country, we are excited to introduce them to the United States,” stated Mr. Spaulding. “Golden Era is a great partner and we look forward to working with them.”
“In the last few years, Hilltop Hoods have been successfully touring and releasing material in Canada, Germany, Switzerland and the UK,” commented Dylan Liddy (Manager of Hilltop Hoods). “Fontana has a proven track record of success in hip hop and we know they are the winning team to partner with to tackle the US market.”
Golden Era Records was formed in 2009 and is based in Adelaide, Australia.
Fontana Distribution, the award-winning independent sales and marketing division of Universal Music Group, provides unparalleled services internationally to a broad array of labels and their artists. Fontana partners include many of the world’s leading independent labels, including Eagle Rock, Downtown, Rap-A-Lot Records, Vagrant Records, WaterTower Music, American Gramophone, Kedar Entertainment, Dangerbird, Last Gang, Savoy Label Group, ESL, Music World, Delicious Vinyl, Ipecac, Six Degrees, SMC, VP Records, Notifi and Trill.
SOURCE Universal Music Group