SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PARTNERSHIP WITH WARNER CLASSICS

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY LAUNCHES DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP WITH WARNER CLASSICS LABEL SERVICES FOR SFS MEDIA  San Francisco Symphony launches a new global distribution collaboration with Warner Classics Label Services this month, for the orchestra’s in-house record label and production company, SFS Media. At the helm of the recordings on SFS Media is Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), the longest-tenured music director at any major American orchestra, celebrating his 23rd season as Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony during the 2017–18 season. He is an international classical music spokesperson, acclaimed composer and a passionate educator. Global distribution of SFS Media will be managed by Warner Classics Label Services, in collaboration with Alternative Distribution Alliance Worldwide (ADA), across physical, download and streaming platforms with immediate effect. SFS Media joins the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Munich Philharmonic on Warner Classics Label Services’ roster. The first release from this partnership will be Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky’s passionate and emotionally triggering Symphony No. 6, Pathétique, available in studio master-quality for download and streaming on Friday 29th June. 

DECCA CLASSICS TRIPLE SIGNING

Decca Classics has announced the signing of three extraordinary artists to the label: saxophonist Jess Gillam, lyric dramatic soprano Lise Davidsen and composer Rebecca Dale. All three were unveiled at a special event in London’s St Pancras Renaissance Hotel last night, where invited guests were treated to superb performances from Lise and Jess, as well as a taster of Rebecca’s newly-recorded Requiem. Each of the three young artists are making great strides in their growing careers. 19-year old Jess, who rose to fame on BBC Young Musician 2016, becomes the first saxophonist to sign exclusively to Decca Classics, while Rebecca Dale becomes the label’s first female composer, and Norwegian Lise Davidsen – winner of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia competition – takes her place among the great voices to record for the historic label.