(CelebrityAccess) — DTA Records, a new label formed by blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, has signed a joint venture with Elektra Music Group.
Under the terms of the worldwide deal, Electra will provide a range of marketing and distribution services for DTA Records and its artists.
“I wanted a label partner that I trusted with true artist development,” said Barker. “As an artist, it’s important to me that an artist’s vision is protected at all costs. It’s crucial that I’m able to look an artist in the eye and believe it when I say we can take them from a basement to an arena. Elektra’s track record and belief are proof of that, and I’m stoked to continue to build that legacy together through DTA Records.”
The first release from DTA Records/Elektra Records is Barker’s own “Gimme Brain” featuring contributions from hip hop icons Lil Wayne and Rick Ross.
Barker is best known as the drummer for the punk-pop band blink-182 but he launched a solo career in 2011 with the release of Give the Drummer Some (featuring the likes of Slash, RZA, and Steve Aoki).