UK’s High Time Records opening office in Sydney
UK indie label High Time Records is expanding globally, with plans to open an office in Sydney and in Los Angeles.
It’s also just signed an expanded five year global deal with Warner/ADA.
No further details are available on the opening of the Australian office, except it will be “soon”.
Founded by far-sighted entrepreneur Carl Hitchborn, the label is home to the bands The Hunna, who are set to make their Australian debut this year behind their second album Dare, and Coasts who are currently in the studio making their third album.
According to High Time, The Hunna sold 80,000 copies of their debut album 100, and generated 100 million Spotify streams and 300,000 Facebook fans..
Coasts have notched up 100,000 downloads and sales, and 40 million streams.
High Time Records is part of the High Time Group, which houses artist management, publishing, recording, live ticketing, tour promotion, merchandise and other divisions.
After working with ADA/Warner in the UK, the new deal will give it global sales and distribution.
Dan Chalmers, president of ADA UK at Warner Music said “Working together in the UK over the last few years, we’ve witnessed, first-hand, Carl’s deep-rooted sense of quality and his inherent understanding of what today’s music fan wants.
“He’s smart, savvy and knows how to make calculated risks that play to his advantage; a music industry pioneer in the truest sense.
“It’s really great to have signed this new, five-year deal and to be working to help drive High Time further forwards, expanding their artists across the world.”