Concord Music was formed at the beginning of 2015 from the merger of Concord Music Group, one of the world’s leading independent record companies, and The Bicycle Music Company, a premier independent music publisher. Since merging, Concord Music has made a number of acquisitions and strategic investments in other music publishing and record companies, including Vanguard Records, Sugar Hill Records, Fearless Records, Razor & Tie (including Kidz Bop) and Imagem Music Group (including Boosey & Hawkes and Rodgers & Hammerstein). Concord Music is now one of the largest integrated music publishing and record companies in the world.
Concord Music’s recorded music portfolio contains more than 10,000 active album recordings and includes no less than 244 GRAMMY® winners and 371 titles that have been certified by the RIAA as either gold, platinum, multi-platinum or diamond. Concord Music’s record labels – Concord Records, Fantasy Records, Fearless Records, Loma Vista Recordings, Razor & Tie (including Kidz Bop) and Rounder Records – collectively release more than 100 new recordings per year within numerous musical genres. Concord Music’s historical labels, which are managed by its Craft Recordings division, include such storied imprints as Milestone, Musart, Nitro, Pablo, Prestige, Riverside, Specialty, Stax, Telarc, Vee-Jay and Wind-up.
With the combination of The Bicycle Music Company and Imagem Music Group, there are over 380,000 copyrighted works in the music publishing catalogs owned by Concord Music. These catalogs span nearly all musical genres and contain many of the world’s most celebrated compositions. In addition to managing these catalogs, Concord Music supports a diverse group of current composers and songwriters who are continually creating exciting new musical works. Concord Music’s publishing business is managed through five primary brands: Bicycle, Boosey & Hawkes, Imagem, Razor & Tie Music Publishing and Rodgers & Hammerstein.