UNFD Furthers International Reach With Euro Deal

21 June 2012 | 3:52 pm | Scott Fitzsimons

UNFD UK will launch in partnership with Essential in August.

We Are Unified [UNFD] have today announced a partnership with UK-based Essential Music to start their expansion into Europe.

Punk/hardcore-focused label and management company UNFD, part of the Staple Group of companies, have existing partnerships with Roadrunner Records, Mediaskare and Hopeless Records in America and have been looking to establish a footing in the European market.

The Essential distribution and licensing deal marks their first real foray into the territory, despite having acts like The Amity Affliction and Buried In Verona complete successful tours of the region in the past.

UNFD are also working with Little Press for all their publicity in the region.

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Today UNFD's Head Of A&R Marketing Luke Logemann issued his official comment to theMusic.com.au, saying, "With the Internet making international communities so much tighter, we have started to lean towards making UNFD a worldwide brand, rather than using other labels to launch our acts abroad.

"Essential provides all the services we need, but enables us to retain control of our product and further strengthen our name to benefit our Australian artists. We couldn't be happier with being able to launch UNFD via Essential in the European market."

UNFD UK will launch with releases from Buried In Verona and House Vs Hurricane in August.,