Capitol Music Group (CMG) and Capitol Christian Music Group (Capitol CMG) have relaunched iconic label Tamla Data as a mainstream imprint specializing in optimistic hip-hop and R&B music, it was introduced immediately by Capitol CMG Co-Presidents Brad O’Donnell and Hudson Plachy. EJ Gaines, present SVP of Advertising for Capitol CMG, has been named to supervise the label’s roster of artists and employees.
Music visionary Berry Gordy first based Tamla Data practically 65 years in the past, earlier than altering the startup label’s identify to the now-iconic Motown Data. A bridge from religion music to the mainstream since its inception, the primary launch on the fledgling label was the 1959 single “Come to Me,” from gospel-singer-turned-R&B-
The primary companion introduced below the revived imprint is High quality Management’s longtime combine engineer and collaborator, Thomas “Tillie” Mann (Lil Child, Lil Yachty, Drake, Migos), and his label, Encouragement Music.
“We’re thrilled to be re-launching the Tamla imprint. We need to honor the enduring historical past of the label based by Mr. Gordy, and Tillie Mann and Encouragement Music are precisely the sort of companions that we need to work with,” shared Brad O’Donnell and Hudson Plachy, Co-Presidents, Capitol CMG. “EJ Gaines is a seasoned government who we all know will information Tamla together with the help of our total Capitol CMG employees. We’re grateful to Michelle Jubelirer and Capitol for his or her perception on this new enterprise.”
The Tamla roster of artists will probably be additional supported by father or mother firm Capitol Data, demonstrating the corporate’s ongoing dedication to innovation throughout all genres, in addition to addressing inequities for BIPOC creatives and executives within the music trade.
Capitol Music Group Chair & CEO Michelle Jubelirer stated, “The relaunch of Tamla broadens our firm’s dedication to hip-hop and R&B music, in addition to to the artists, label companions, and inventive executives who’ve joined Capitol Music Group over the previous 18 months. The artists EJ and his crew will convey to Tamla will complement the unbelievable expertise throughout our label group and can have everybody’s help all through the broader firm.”
Provides EJ Gaines, “Tamla has all the time been house to the unbelievable music that has shifted tradition. I’m excited to proceed its wealthy legacy with groundbreaking, mainstream music that’s faith-formed and culture-forward. I’m grateful to Hudson, Brad, and Michelle for trusting me with this honor.”
Additional info on Tamla Data and its artist roster could be discovered at tamlamusic.com or on all social networks at @tamlamusic.