Reunion Records

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Reunion Records
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Parent company Sony Music Entertainment
Founded 1982
Founder Michael Blanton, Dan Harrell
Distributor(s) Provident-Integrity Distribution
Genre Contemporary Christian music
Country of origin United States
Location Franklin, Tennessee

Reunion Records is a Christian music record label based in Brentwood, Tennessee, U.S., and operating under the Provident Label Group. The label was founded in 1982 by Dan Harrell and Mike Blanton.[1]

History[edit]

The label was formed by Amy Grant's managers (with Harrell being her brother-in-law), with the label's original intent to give new artist Kathy Troccoli a home after being rejected by the major labels at the time. Troccoli, Michael W. Smith, and Rich Mullins were the label's first three artists.

In 1990 they signed a new distribution deal with Geffen Records.[2] In 1992 50% of Reunion Records was sold to BMG[2] and by 1995 the other half was also acquired by BMG.[3] For a time following the BMG acquisition they distributed through RCA Records.[2] From 1995 until 1996, it was part of Arista Records (a BMG company). In October 1996 the label was sold to Zomba Records.[1] Through eventual consolidation, it is now part of Sony Music Entertainment.

Mike Blanton and Dan Harrell partnered with Steve Thomas to create BHT Entertainment in 2003.[4] The label signed a distribution agreement with Word Records.

Current artists[edit]

The roster of artists, updated April 16, 2012:[5]

Former artists[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Price, Deborah Evans (1996-10-19). "Arista Nashville's Reunion Records purchased by the Zomba Group". Billboard Magazine 108 (42): 10. 
  2. ^ a b c Holley, Debbie (1993-01-16). "BMG buys into Blanton/Harrell, Reunion Records". Billboard Magazine 105 (3): 10. 
  3. ^ "BMG ENTERTAINMENT AND BMG MUSIC PUBLISHING ACQUIRE REUNION RECORDS AND REUNION MUSIC". PR Newswire. 1995-04-26. pp. 426CH012. 
  4. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (2003-12-05). "Christian music vets form BHT Label". Billboard Bulletin. 
  5. ^ "Artists roster". Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Music News, November 2010: REBECCA ST. JAMES PARTNERS WITH PROVIDENT LABEL GROUP". Jesusfreakhideout.com. 2010-11-18. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 

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