With years of trendsetting excellence and innovation under their belt, leading electronic imprint Quality Goods Records just announced their strategic merger and distribution deal with Universal Music Group/Virgin Music Artist & Label Services. Continuing their international takeover, the partnership will allow the label to reach even greater heights. As the label continues to expand fans can rest assured that their “quality over quantity” mantra will remain at its core.
From humble beginnings as an independent label with limited resources, Quality Goods Records has firmly established itself as one of the foremost tastemakers in electronic music in the US and around the world. Founded by trap icon UZ who is celebrating ten years of artistry and spearheaded by veteran manager/industry powerhouse Mouna Dif, the label has built a dynamic roster with a global outlook. Accumulating over 360 releases from 150 artists across 6 continents and 65 million Spotify streams to date (and counting), Quality Goods Records has been the catalyst for the careers of a number of the brightest stars in electronic music including QUIX, ATLiens, Rome In Silver, Jon Casey, sfam, Oski, SoloSam and so much more.
As they continue their expansion beyond genre confines with releases spanning the electronic spectrum from future beats to experimental bass, Quality Goods looks to strengthen, refine, and evolve on an even larger scale. By combining the ethos of UMG/Virgin Music Label with the cutting edge label strategy of Quality Good Records, the acquisition synthesizes the industry’s most dynamic entrepreneurs and independent talents. With additional resources provided by UMG, the merge allows Quality Goods to further streamline artist development, release methodology, and focus on larger projects while diversifying their ever-growing genre palette. While the acquisition is expected to accelerate and strengthen the label’s services, the spirit of Quality Goods Records remains unchanged.
Speaking on the acquisition label-head Mouna says, “Now joining Virgin Music after 6 years of the label’s existence symbolizes a culmination & recognition of the hard work, passion, and conviction we put into all these artist projects. UMG will be bringing on resources & experience that will benefit us in an extraordinary way. Expect bigger exposure internationally, push and visibility, allowing us, therefore, to focus more on artist development, bigger projects, now more than ever, and diversify the music we will be releasing within the bass genre.” UZ states “We feel like we’ve built a solid, unique auditory experience throughout our 6 years of existence. We’re very proud of what Quality Goods has become, and signing to Universal will help us grow our reach to interact with a larger audience without diluting the quality of our services. The music we have scheduled for 2022 is without a doubt the best we’ve collected so far, we are very excited for what’s to come in the future. Our vision is clearer than ever, and we’re here to stay!”