BERLIN (CelebrityAccess) – BMG has announced that it is launching a new classical, jazz and electronic music imprint called Modern Recordings.
The label will be led by Christian Kellersmann, who will serve as Senior Vice President New Classics & Jazz. Kellersmann, who is based in Berlin, will report to BMG EVP Global Repertoire & Marketing Fred Casimir.
Previously, Kellersmann worked for Universal Music in Germany. He was also responsible for launching the label Neue Meister at Edel and reactivating the German jazz label MPS.
Fred Casimir added: “Christian Kellersmann is a pioneer in the development of new classical and jazz music and Modern Recordings is a significant addition to our family of labels. We will support artists in this exciting new international market, which – thanks to streaming – has grown significantly in the last couple of years and offers further great potential.”
The first artists signed to Modern Recordings include Scottish composer Craig Armstrong, producer Robot Koch, composer Meredi, and producer, composer and conceptual artist Hendrik Weber aka Pantha du Prince.
Its first release is German singer Andreas Scholl and pianist Tamar Halparin’s Twilight People, which is due out this Friday, November 15.