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Universal Music Group Partners With [PIAS] Record Label

This global alliance allows [PIAS] to remain a fully independent company, with its co-founders Kenny Gates and Michel Lambot at the helm

Both [PIAS] and Universal Music Group (UMG) are respectively one of the world’s leading independent music companies and the world leader in music-based entertainment.

This partnership gives UMG access to [PIAS]’ international distribution network and the company's unrivalled services to the independent music community through [Integral] — its recently rebranded distribution and services division.

[Integral] supports its own, in-house labels and over 100 independent label partners including Beggars Group, Chrysalis, Domino, Partisan, Secretly Group, and Ninja Tune.

Conversely, [PIAS] will be able to utilize UMG’s resources and funding to broaden and develop its global outreach, bolstering its status as a prominent independent services provider.

"Almost 40 years since Michel Lambot and I launched [PIAS] we are as eager and driven as we ever were and remain wholly committed to providing independent labels and artists with a platform to reach a global audience," said Gates, co-founder and CEO of [PIAS].

"This new, somewhat unconventional, strategic agreement with UMG will help both companies maximize the many opportunities we know are available, while not compromising our independence whatsoever."

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