(CelebrityAccess News Service) – R&B/jazz vocalist and producer Vaneese Thomas and producer Wayne Warnecke have signed a deal with Nile Rogers' Sumthing Distribution to nationally distribute their label, Segue Records.
Segue Records is a division of Vaneese Thomas Enterprises Inc., a music industry corporation founded by Thomas and Warnecke in 1993. Thomas, daughter of R&B legend Rufus Thomas and sister of Carla Thomas, is president of VTE; Warnecke is executive vice president. Along with Segue Records, VTE, includes a gospel label, Peaceful Waters Music, two (ASCAP) publishing catalogs, KMA Tunes and Peaceful Waters Music and Wayne’s World a world-class recording studio located in Pound Ridge, NY.
“We are very excited to have Vaneese and her label join the Sumthing family," says Andy Uterano, president of the company. "Nile started this label with an artist friendly philosophy, and Vaneese’s professionalism, talent and heritage will help carry on that tradition. We are in sync with our goal of addressing the needs of the adult marketplace, and look forward to having success with Vaneese’s upcoming record, and many other artists to follow.”
“Our focus for the Segue label is the adult contemporary market, and Sumthing has years of experience in that area, as well as strong relationships with key retailers,” adds Segue’s label manager, Steven Goff. “I think it’s a perfect match.”
Segue’s plans for the near future include the release of a newly recorded album by Thomas A Woman’s Love and projects by recently signed contemporary rock band Nine Men’s Morris and singer/songwriter Dana Edelman. –edited by Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen