Treehouse Records joins with Stroudavarious
Monday, July 12, 2010
– Treehouse Records, a Nashville label with Blaine Larsen, is joining James Stroud's Stroudavarious label after just over a year of operations.
Treehouse is joining with Stroudavarious. "Our mission is to combine forces to include records, management and booking. I feel this is the new business model for our industry," said Stroud.
"Not only is Dale one of my dearest friends, he is a mentor to me. His commitment and belief in his artists mirrors ours here at Stroudavarious. This partnership makes all the sense in the world and I am thrilled to be in business together."
Country Aircheck reported in an email Monday afternoon that the label formed by Morris Management Group's Dale Morris, Clint Higham and Mike Betterton and Front Line Management and Ticketmaster CEO Irving Azoff was switching ears.
Stroudavarious Records was started by Stroud, who previously helped launch DreamWorks. Larsen released singles, but never a full -length CD on Treehouse. Stroudavarious includes Darryl Worley, Houston County and LoCash Cowboys.
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