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Julian Casablancas’s Cult Records does label services deal with Kobalt

By | Published on Wednesday 25 June 2014

Julian Casablancas

Kobalt Label Services has announced a new deal with Cult Records, the label set up by Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas. The company will provide product management, physical and digital distribution, marketing and sync licensing services across multiple releases.

The first release under the partnership will be Casablancas’s new solo album ‘Tyranny’, which he’s putting out under the name Julian Casablancas And The Voidz in September. Other artists signed to the label include, Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr, The Virgins, Har Mar Superstar, Cerebral Ballzy and Rey Pila.

Announcing the deal, Kobalt Music Group President Richard Sanders told CMU: “All of us at Kobalt are looking forward to helping Julian and his team at Cult Records find the largest possible audience for their artists”.

Meanwhile, with his new album is set for release on 23 Sep, Casablancas says of the inspiration for the record: “Tyranny has come in many forms throughout history. Now, the good of business is put above anything else, as corporations have become the new ruling body. Most decisions seem to be made like ones of a medieval king: whatever makes profit while ignoring and repressing the truth about whatever suffering it may cause (like pop music, for that matter)”.

Just to reiterate, that quote relates to Casablancas’ new album specifically, not his new business arrangements.

View some sort of preview video for the album here:



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