Concord has acquired independent rock, metal, emo and hardcore punk music company Victory Records and Another Victory Publishing from Chicago-based founder and CEO Tony Brummel.
The acquisition includes approximately 4500 master recordings and 3500 compositions.
Victory was started by Brummel in 1989 in his hometown of Chicago with an initial investment of less than $1000, and from the beginning of its days has been self-funded.
Victory’s master recording catalogue includes A Day To Remember, Hawthorne Heights, Thursday and Silverstein.
The completion of this deal also brings all of Victory’s legacy catalog under one roof at Concord with the likes of Taking Back Sunday, Atreyu, Bayside, Counterparts and Between the Buried and Me.
These artists have sold over 15,000,000 albums over the last 30 years and have garnered the catalogue six RIAA certified gold albums, six RIAA certified gold singles, one RIAA certified platinum single, two BPI certified silver albums and one Music Canada certified gold album.
Concord chief business development officer Steven Salm said Brummel has made a significant impact in heavy music.
“Tony and I have gotten to know each other over the years and all of us at Concord very much look forward to being the next creative managers of the Victory masters and publishing catalogs as well as insuring all of the artists that have been part of Victory feel very much at home at Concord.”
Brummel said he has known Salm and Corncord for a few years and was confident in the company’s future.
He also said his staff would continue on in his new business projects.
“Concord has a great team, infrastructure and the financial backing and support to do great things with the music and entertainment assets that they represent.
“Victory and Another Victory’s great catalog of music and songs will be in caring and fantastic hands going forward.
“We’ve had a great run and with Concord it will only continue.
“My team at Victory will be remaining intact as we embark, going forward, on our new and existing business journeys.”