Digital Distribution Takes the Bluegrass Label to New Heights
Mountain Fever Records builds a new partnership with Syntax Distribution to share its bluegrass music around the world. Artists such as Volume Five and the Spinney Brothers will be available digitally through Syntax’s extensive roster of music providers.
Mountain Fever Founder Mark Hodges says, “Syntax is a highly regarded company that has the best customer service in their field. The staff is more than eager to assist with every aspect of taking a record and digitizing, releasing, and promoting it to the world. There are a couple of labels that I hold in high regard, and they have had a long and happy relationship with Syntax. That’s a pretty big recommendation to me.”
“Mark is an entrepreneur at heart,” says Tim Trudeau, Syntax Distribution CEO. “He sees an area of need and he steps up to do something about it. He does it so well that things take off. People want to work with him. He’s very humble and unassuming about it too. Perhaps that’s part of the charm.”
Syntax Distribution ensures that Mountain Fever recording artists will be on iTunes and other online music service providers. This new partnership takes classic American music into the digital space—a venture that inspires Hodges. He says, “I’m proud to have our music played and sold alongside the great historical releases of the last 20 years.”
Mountain Fever’s first release with Syntax is from Jett’s Creek, entitled The Wait Is Over, coming to a digital stores October 15th. Mountain Fever also highly anticipates a debut single from the recently signed the Darrell Webb Band. The first song off the band’s upcoming album, due February 2014, features a duet with Rhonda Vincent. “It is the 20th anniversary of Webb’s tenure in bluegrass,” adds Hodges. Other artists appearing on the album include Blue Highway, Lonesome River Band, J.D. Crowe, Dailey and Vincent, and others.
“I am glad to call Mark and Mountain Fever a partner of ours and look forward to years of working together,” says Trudeau.
Mountain Fever Records began 15 years ago as a small home recording business that grew into a musical haven for the desire and drive of talented acoustic artists to be cultivated. Today, the Virginia-based record label focuses on making music dreams come true through hard work and dedication to artistic integrity. Mountain Fever houses great bands and musicians such as Volume Five, the Spinney Brothers, Grasstowne, and Dave Adkins & Republik Steele. For the latest label news, audio samples and more, visit www.mountainfever.com.
Syntax Distribution, based in San Diego, California, is one of the top independent digital distributors representing more than 100 record labels. Syntax handles many top independent artists such as Tamela Mann, Propaganda, Marvin Winans, Sho Baraka, John P. Kee, Flame, and Braille among others. Their clientele includes Central South, Answers In Genesis, Pinecastle Records, Crossroads Music, Humble Beast, among others. To learn more, visit www.syntaxcreative.com.