Concord Records is leaving its namesake Northern California city for the So. Cal. climes of Los Angeles.
“Concord Records is in rapid growth mode,” says Concord president Glen Barros (pictured left) in a press release. “Our mission is to become one of the most visible and successful players in the music industry, but to achieve that goal we need to be closer to the heart of the entertainment industry. By consolidating our operations in L.A., we will be better positioned to serve and promote our artists, as well as build our relationships with Playboy Jazz and Peak Records.”
Not mentioned in the press release is that many Concord staffers will not be retained by the label when it goes Hollywood.
Concord is one of the strongest independent jazz labels in the U.S. It is home to artists such as Karrin Allyson, Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feinstein, Nneena Freelon, Barry Manilow and Poncho Sanchez, and has released over 900 records since 1973.