Woah Dad! Takes International leap
- Superstars join our music family
Today, it’s announced that Swedish Music House, Woah Dad! (yes that’s us) is the new home to legendary artists such as Estelle, Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers, Stina Nordenstam and Ronnie Wood.
-”The artists are interested in our expertise in music streaming and our new approach to music rights. They want someone who look at their music with a fresh pair of eyes. Our vision is to make music available to more people, on more platforms; in new ways”, says Woah Dad!
Background When Warner Music Group (WMG) acquired Parlophone Label Group (PLG) in 2013, it struck a voluntary agreement with independent label bodies Impala and Merlin to offer a proportion of the WMG catalogue for divestment to the independent sector. The process, which concluded at the end of September, was designed to help and bring more scale to this sector.
What are the artists’ catalogues that were acquired by Woah Dad? International artists ranging from R&B star Estelle to Ronnie Wood and Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers. Along with British pop star Jamelia, one of the world's best hard rock vocalists Serj Tankian, New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, Mexican rockers Motel, alternative pioneers Throwing Muses, cultband Soul Coughing, indie rockers Surfer Blood, metal band Coal Chamber and soul prophet Don Covay. These global artists are now joining our extended family together with Swedish legends such as Stina Nordenstam, Håkan Hellström, Broder Daniel, Caesars, Deportees, Bad Cash Quartet, Wilmer X, Totta Näslund, The Sounds and The Ark.
Woah Dad! is a music house with artists at the center. We partner up with artists to realize their vision and enable their music to be heard by as many people as possible. Woah Dad! is founded by A&R veterans Klas Lunding and Ismail Samie (with over 60 Grammy’s over the years) together with festival and live music experts Joel Borg and Niklas Lundell. Woah Dad! is also home to a new generation of artists such as Swedish Grammy Award winners Sammy and Johnny Bennett, Dolores Haze, Esther Vallee, Little Jinder, Amerykhan and Mouthe, to name a few.