The acquisition adds over 600 existing recordings to Outhere Music's catalogue, spanning over three and a half decades of information.
Analekta will gain the edge of an experienced worldwide support and distribution team whereas Outhere will benefit from Analekta’s strong presence in the Canadian and North American markets.
Founded 35 years ago in Montreal, Canada, Analekta is one of Canada's largest indie classical music labels, covering a wide range of talents and repertoire.
Founded in 2004 by Charles Adriaenssen, the Outhere Music group is best known for its labels Alpha Classics and Channel Classics. It has offices in Brussels, Paris, Milan, London, the Netherlands, and Mexico.
"The integration of Analekta into our family of great labels is an important milestone," said Charles Adriaenssen, Founder and President of Outhere Music. "This is our first foray into the Americas, starting from Québec, where we have strong affinities. We know Analekta’s catalogue very well, having distributed them for many years; they produce great artists and share our dedication to culture and quality. But just as importantly, their leading artist, the virtuoso violinist Angèle Dubeau pioneered an eclectic approach to classical music that considerably widened traditional audiences. I’m thrilled to continue walking this path with Analekta."
"It is my pleasure to announce today that 35 years after its founding, Analekta is joining the European group Outhere Music, with which we have collaborated for many years," commented François Mario Labbé, founder of Analekta. "This integration with a highly respected classical music company ensures the continued pursuit and permanence of our mission: to produce and promote the greatest Canadian musicians, orchestras and ensembles on an international scale, while meeting the highest standards. We have an exciting line up of new albums in the coming year that we look forward to launching in collaboration with Outhere."