Savoy Label Group and South Africa’s Just Music Partner for South African Distribution, Marketing and Promotion

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Savoy Label Group (SLG), which not only includes the historic Savoy Jazz label but also Denon and the top charting 429 Records, has just entered into a partnership with South Africa’s Just Music Records it was announced today by Steve Vining, President of The Savoy Label Group and Karl Anderson, Owner of Just Music. Just Music will handle the distribution, marketing and promotion of SLG releases throughout South Africa. Artists initially benefiting from this partnership include new releases from Roberta Flack and Macy Gray.


The Savoy Label Group, one of the United States’ leading independent label groups, which includes 429 Records, Denon Classics, SLG Records, and Savoy Jazz, continues its success into 2012 with a diverse and exciting schedule of releases. Artists on the SLG roster include soul legend Roberta Flack, Macy Gray, Bill Frisell, Soul Asylum, Blues Traveler, Robbie Robertson, Joe Cocker and many others.

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Just Music is South Africa’s leading independent music company representing some of the world’s most successful independent artists (Adele, The Civil Wars, Bon Iver, Dave Matthews Band, Aloe Blacc, Katie Melua) and labels (Beggars Group, Domino, Mute, Glassnote, Ministry Of Sound). Just Music also represents some of South Africa’s most successful domestic artists (Goodluck, Locnville, Shadowclub, Pascal & Pearce, Zebra & Giraffe) for the world.

Says Karl Anderson: “We’re extremely excited to be working with Steve and the SLG team here in South Africa.”

Notes Steve Vining: “Karl and his team have built an extremely solid company who have demonstrated real talent and passion in the marketing of a wide range of projects. We are thrilled to be partnering with them for the South African market.”


The Savoy Label Group (SLG) features not only the historic Savoy Jazz label but also the 429 Records and SLG Records labels. SLG is the North American unit of Columbia Music Entertainment (formerly Nippon Columbia), the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a leading independent company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. SLG is led by Steve Vining.

SOURCE Savoy Label Group (SLG)

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