Canadian independent music company MapleMusic is celebrating 15 years in the industry by rebranding under the name Cadence Music Group. The new name was revealed at a ceremony in Toronto this morning (March 2), attended by Ontario's Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Michael Coteau, Toronto Mayor John Tory and roughly 250 representatives from across the music industry and government — who were treated to a live performance from Jim Bryson and Kathleen Edwards, as well as Ferraro.
"Today, as we mark our 15th anniversary, we are celebrating the reinvention of a great legacy," said Cadence Music Group's CEO, Iain Taylor. "Cadence Music is the new face of a re-energized music company that is reaffirming its place in the indie music scene. With our deep well of expertise, infrastructure and business relationships, we are uniquely positioned to maximize opportunities for artists and labels not only in Canada, but also on the global stage."
The company provides a full range of services under a series of spin-off divisions including label imprint Cadence Music, distribution company Fontana North, engagement company Fan Experience, managers' representation unit Cadence Management, country label Open Road Recordings, boutique label Pheromone Recordings and publishing group Cadence Songs.
"Huge congrats to our Canadian family on the launch of Cadence Music," reads a statement from label signees Alabama Shakes. "We thank them for all their hard work in helping us reach Gold status on our albums Boys & Girls and Sound & Color. Looking forward to our new adventures together!"
Among Cadence Music's recent accomplishments are four Grammy Awards for the aforementioned Sound & Color, 11 Juno nominations across their roster for the upcoming 2016 ceremony, and new deals with acts like Amy Lee, the Pack A.D., Donovan Woods and Adaline.