Concord Music buys Telarc
The Beverly Hills-based Concord Music Group has acquired Telarc International, a Cleveland label that boasts more than 1,000 jazz, classical and blues recordings and is home to such artists as singer-guitarist John Pizzarelli and singer Tierney Sutton. Its catalog includes recordings by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and jazz great Dave Brubeck.
Concord, an independent record and music publishing company whose owners include former TV mogul Norman Lear, acquired Fantasy Records last year, which led to the re-signing of John Fogerty and the release of his greatest hits album this year. Its talent roster also includes Chick Corea, Ozomatli and Sergio Mendes.