COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR HANK WILLIAMS JR.’s
BOCEPHUS RECORDS SIGNS EXCLUSIVE LICENSING AGREEMENT
WITH BLASTER ENTERTAINMENT
Five-time Entertainer of the Year Teams with Blaster
to Distribute Highly Anticipated Album in June
Mike Dennison, President of Blaster Entertainment, Hank Williams, Jr. and Tom Porter, CEO of Blaster Entertainment, sign exclusive agreement to distribute Hank's new CD.Nashville, TN (April 4, 2012) - Blaster Entertainment, one of the country’s leading talent management and entertainment labels, and award-winning Country music recording artist Hank Williams, Jr. announced that they have entered into a worldwide exclusive three year licensing agreement. The new partnership comes only months before Williams’ highly anticipated new studio album release, which will hit retail in June. The deal, which was signed this week, licenses Blaster Records, a division of Blaster Entertainment, to distribute Bocephus Records’ new release for the next three years.
“When I started Blaster Records a bit over five years ago, my goal was to create an entertainment company that became home to some of country music’s biggest stars,” said Tom Porter, CEO of Blaster Entertainment. “Hank Williams Jr. is a giant in the business and we are beyond excited to welcome him into the Blaster family.”
“I’m excited about this new album we’ve been working on,” Hank Williams Jr. said. “When looking at labels, I had several choices. When my team brought me the opportunity from Blaster and with the soon to be announced distribution deal, it was the best deal in town. My fans will be able to find my music in places that common folks shop. This is gonna be fun!”
With more than 70 albums to his credit, sales of 55 million records, countless awards including 5-time Entertainer of the Year awards (ACM & CMA), BMI Icon Award, a Grammy, and most recently in 2009 the Academy of Country Music “Pioneer Award,” Williams is a living legend. His discography chronicles a bold profile of growth from adored offspring of a legendary father, to titan of the modern country rock movement in his own right. For two decades, America came to its collective feet each fall Monday night when this larger than life superman of a musician looked into the camera and unleashed the national anthem for viewers of Monday Night Football – ‘Are You Ready for Some Football.?’ Those simple words have won Williams an entirely new generation of fans and given him the distinction of being the first country performer to ever win an Emmy.
Blaster Entertainment is known for their unconventional, untraditional and by most people’s perception just plain fun way of doing business. The blending of Blaster and Williams is a perfect pairing. The mission of Blaster Entertainment is to service and support artists in all aspects of the business while creating new outlets for their music. The company prides itself on the ability to provide one-on one attention to all of their artists while developing new opportunities and alliances along the way.
ABOUT BOCEPHUS RECORDS
Established by Hank Williams Jr. to allow creative control of his musical assets and their distribution, Bocephus Records is a privately held company based in Nashville, TN. The first project under the new imprint is scheduled for distribution in June through an exclusive licensing agreement with Blaster Entertainment. With a career spanning four decades, Bocephus Records is designed to give Hank Jr.’s legions of fans access to new music from him in ways they never have before.
ABOUT BLASTER ENTERTAINMENT:
Founded in 2007 by Blaster Corp’s CEO Tom Porter, Blaster Entertainment has set the stage for a new and innovative approach to music and sports entertainment management and marketing. Blaster Entertainment is made up of four key divisions: Blaster Music, Blaster Sports and Media, Blaster Marketing and Blaster Merchandise. The company is dedicated to being the leader in artist development and management. Made up of a young, energetic and passionate staff, Blaster Entertainment is unmatched in its diversity of clients, creativity in marketing and drive for success. The client roster includes multi-platinum selling artists, sports legends and broadcast personalities. Blaster Entertainment’s parent company Blaster Corp., set the standard in manufacturing and top selling products. For more information on Blaster products go to www.blastercorp.com. For information on Blaster Entertainment go to www.blasterentertainment.com