No Name Music and Elektra Entertainment Group Announce No Name Music Label

April 29, 2002

Elektra Entertainment Group has entered into an agreement with Los Angeles based No Name Music. Founded by hard rock impresario Steve Richards, the grassroots, no-nonsense management company has scaled groundbreaking new heights in the hard rock arena, guiding the careers of legendary bands such as Slipknot and Mudvayne, among others. The new No Name/Elektra venture will facilitate the signing of new artists on a joint basis under the No Name Music umbrella.

Forging a management roster that has prompted both rabid fan loyalty and intense critical acclaim, No Name Music joins their new enterprise with Elektra at the top of their game. "We're excited about transforming our A&R expertise and artist development know-how into a label-centric environment," says Steve Richards, Founder and President of No Name Music. "Elektra's track record in the rock world speaks for itself. Our goal is to sign artists with a vision and ignite rock's next generation of genre-defying bands."

"No Name is one of the most respected rock brands in the business," stated Josh Deutsch, Executive Vice President of Elektra. "Steve Richards and the No Name staff have great creative instincts and a proven ability to discover and develop new and cutting edge artists."

Steve Richards launched No Name Music in 1995 from his house in Los Angeles. Referred to as the 'Sub-Pop of the San Fernando Valley,' No Name Music maintains its current offices on the L.A. Strip.

Contact Info:

Maureen Coakley - Elektra NY
Maureen.Coakley@Elektra.com 212-275-4159

Joel Amsterdam- Elektra LA
Joel.Amsterdam@Elektra.com 310-288-3810

Gary Richards- No Name Music
grichardsca@earthlink.net 310-724-5710 ext: 22