- Merovingian Music
Merovingian Music Founded 2006 Founder Jack Ponti
Distributor(s) EMI Genre Metal
Country of origin USA Location Red Bank, New Jersey Official Website http://www.mrvmusic.com
Merovingian Music also abbreviated as MRV or MRV Music, is a non-genre specific record label based out of Red Bank, New Jersey. The label was founded by industry veteran Jack Ponti (Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, India.Arie, Boyz II Men) who currently serves as CEO of the company. Shortly after, independent label owners Gregory Edgerton and Kyle Kraszewski (No Milk Records) were appointed co-presidents. MRV has a number of strategic partnerships within the industry.
Most recently MRV entered a partnership with Jive Records / Battery Records (Sony Music Entertainment) to release the MC and Drummer duo from Atlanta, Big Heed and Alien. In early 2010 Capitol Records, C.E. Music (David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants Inc.) and MRV joined forces to release the new production of the pop-rock band Runner Runner, which includes former members of Rufio, Over It and Don’t Look Down. Merovingian Music recently signed Belgian rock band Black Box Revelation, their album My Perception is due out 3 october 2011. Merovingian Music has also released records from several legacy acts ranging from Sebastian Bach (original voice of Skid Row) to Anthony Hamilton (Grammy nominated soul singer) via a distribution deal with EMI.
* denotes international acts licensed to Merovingian Music in the U.S.
- Kittie - "Funeral for Yesterday" single (2006)
- Kittie - Funeral for Yesterday album w/ bonus DVD (2007)
- Kittie - "Breathe" single (2007)
- Anthony Hamilton - "They Don't Know" single (2007)
- Anthony Hamilton - Southern Comfort album (2007)
- Supagroup - "What's Your Problem Now" single (2007)
- Supagroup - Fire for Hire album (2007)
- Sebastian Bach - "(Love Is) A Bitchslap" single (2007)
- Sebastian Bach - Angel Down album (2007)
- Sebastian Bach - "By Your Side" single (2008)
- Plastic Parachute - "Betty Ford Princess" single (2008)
- Wire Daisies - "Make Everything Change" single (2008)
- Royal Bliss - "Save Me" single (2008)
- Royal Bliss - Life In-Between album (2008)
- Sebastian Bach - Angel Down: Limited Edition album w/ bonus DVD ROADRAGE a film by Sebastian Bach (2008)
- Royal Bliss - "We Did Nothing Wrong" single (2009)
- The Trews - "Paranoid Freak" single (2009)
- Wire Daisies - Wire Daisies album (2009)
- The Trews - No Time for Later album (2009)
- The Sunstreak - "Until I Met You" single (2009)
- The Sunstreak - Once upon a Lie album (2009)
- Royal Bliss - "I Just Want You (For Christmas)" single (2009)
- Bertell - "She Bad" feat. Bun B single (2009)
- Bertell - "Beat It Up" single (2010)
- Bertell - "Beat It Up" feat. Twista single (2010)
- Runner Runner - "So Obvious" single (2010)
- Runner Runner - Runner Runner album (2010)
- Big Heed and Alien - "Tipsy" single (2010)
- ^ "About". MRV. http://www.merovingianmusic.com/blog/about/. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
- ^ "Letterman Starts Record Label, Signs Pop-Punk Ban". Spin. http://www.spin.com/articles/letterman-starts-record-label-signs-pop-punk-band. Retrieved 2011-02-22.
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