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Timberlake crea su propia casa discográfica Tennman Records

El cantante Justin Timberlake crea su propia casa discográfica
Miércoles, 30 de mayo 2007

El cantante estadounidense Justin Timberlake anunció hoy que tiene previsto lanzar su propio sello discográfico, “Tennman Records”, en el que ejercerá las funciones de presidente y consejero delegado.

“Tennman Records” será fruto de una empresa de riesgo compartido con Interscope Records, informó hoy en un comunicado el propio artista, quien desveló que próximamente anunciará el nombre de algunos de los cantantes que grabarán bajo el nuevo sello.

“Estamos todos entusiasmados con el talento que tenemos que ofrecer, y estoy ansioso por presentarle al mundo mis nuevos descubrimientos”, agrega Timberlake en el comunicado.

Sin embargo, el artista no desvela si él mismo grabará en su nueva casa discográfica y a qué obedece el nombre de la misma.

Algunos expertos creen que podría estar relacionado con Tennessee, su estado natal.

“En cuanto se presentó la oportunidad de meterse en negocios con alguien de tanto talento como Justin Timberlake, la agarré. Estamos encantados de tener esta marca formando parte de Interscope”, indicó el presidente de éste sello discográfico, Jimmy Iovine.

Timberlake se encuentra actualmente en Londres con su gira “Future sex/LoveShow y preparando canciones para el próximo disco de Madonna.

Justin Timberlake ha lanzado una nueva compañía discográfica llamada “Tennman Records” situada en Los Ángeles y que se distribuirá a lo largo de todo el mundo. El Sr. Timberlake será el Consejero Delegado y Presidente de la Junta Directiva de la nueva marca discográfica.

Justin Timberlake Launches Tennman Records, Joint Venture With Interscope Records and Will Serve as Chairman and CEO
KEN KOMISAR APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF TENNMAN RECORDS

LOS ANGELES, May 28 – Multi-platinum four time Grammy Award-winning recording artist Justin Timberlake has launched Tennman Records, a joint venture with Interscope Records, it was announced today by Jimmy Iovine, Chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M. Mr. Timberlake will serve as Chairman and CEO of the new joint venture, which will be based in Los Angeles and will be distributed worldwide by Interscope Geffen A&M.

Ken Komisar, former Vice President of A&R, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, has been appointed President of Tennman Records. The first signings to the label will be announced in the weeks ahead.

“Whenever you have the opportunity to get into business with someone as gifted as Justin Timberlake, you take it”, commented Mr. Iovine. “We are thrilled to have his label as part of Interscope”.

“We are all excited about the talent we have to offer already on our roster and I cannot wait to introduce the world to my new discoveries”, said Mr. Timberlake.

“I am thrilled with the potential of this opportunity that combines the amazing creative talents of Justin Timberlake, along with the vision and passion of Jimmy Iovine and Interscope Records. We are already underway
with several artists in development, and look forward to sharing their work with music fans everywhere”, said Mr. Komisar.

Justin Timberlake has amassed combined worldwide sales in excess of 13 million copies on his first two solo albums: Justified (2002, containing the hit singles “Like I Love You” featuring Clipse, “Cry Me A River”, “Rock Your Body”, and “Senorita”) and FutureSex/LoveSounds with total worldwide sales of over 6 million (2006, with “SexyBack” featuring Timbaland, “My Love” featuring T.I., and “What Goes Around… Comes Around”.)

Topping his list of numerous industry and consumer awards are his 4 Grammys: Best Pop Vocal Album for Justified and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Cry Me A River” at the 2004 ceremonies; and (at this
year’s Grammy Awards), Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “My Love” (featuring T.I.) and Best Dance Recording for “SexyBack” featuring Timbaland. Justin Timberlake has also been honored with awards at the MTV Video Music Awards in the U.S. and Europe, BRIT Awards, American Music Awards, Radio Music Awards, World Music Awards, Mobo Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, MTV’s TRL Awards, and NRJ Awards.

Ken Komisar is an industry veteran who has served as Vice President of A&R, Sony BMG Music Entertainment since 2000. Prior to this, he spent a decade within the Sony family in various positions of increasing
responsibility, starting in 1989, as Senior Director of A&R for Epic Records in Los Angeles. In 1995, he joined Michael Jackson’s MJJ Music label where he was involved in marketing and development of their acts. Mr.
Komisar began his career in music at Atlantic Records, starting in promotion, moving on to A&R, and then heading the Dance Department.

INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M RECORDS

Combining the legacies of three of the most influential record labels in modern music history, Interscope Geffen A&M Records embarked on a new tradition of musical achievement with its unification on January 1, 1999.
Headed by Chairman Jimmy Iovine, Interscope Geffen A&M is a major force in global music, developing chart-topping artists across a wide range of musical genres including rock, rap, pop and alternative. Interscope Geffen A&M Records is part of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music
company.

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