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SRG/ILS Group Renews Expanded Deal With UMG

Dominique Zgarka and Claude Villani’s integrated music company, the SRG/ILG Group, has announced signing an extended and expanded partnership with Universal Music Group includes distribution of all

SRG/ILS Group Renews Expanded Deal With UMG

By FYI Staff

Dominique Zgarka and Claude Villani’s integrated music company, the SRG/ILG Group, has announced signing an extended and expanded partnership with Universal Music Group includes distribution of all music and video content and marketing support on a selective basis for the projects they represent.


 “We are very excited to extend and expand our distribution within the Universal Music Group family.  SRG/ILS has grown progressively over the past several years, and we see continued strong growth in the future.  It was essential for us to streamline our North America business and fantastic that it will all run through the Capitol Music Group and UMG in LA,” states CEO Claude Villani.

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Adding his thoughts, company President Dominique Zgarka states: “Universal has and continues to be an excellent partner to the SRG/ILS Group, and we are very excited to keep building on that mutually beneficial relationship.”

Since the merger of industry veterans Villani’s Connecticut based SoNo Recording Group and Zgarka’s Toronto based ILS [Independent Label Services Group Inc}., the combined company has seen significant distribution, license, publishing and distribution growth. “Partners like the Universal Music Group are crucial to our development. At the end of the day our artists and labels are the ultimate winners,” Zgarka says.

SRG, established in 2012 by entrepreneur, musician, and producer Villani as an artist-oriented recording label, now includes recordings by Canadian singer-songwriter Gino Vannelli, Diana Panton, R&B superstar Brian McKnight, award-winning vocal group Take 6,  Hawaiian songstress Anuhea, and 2012 American Idol runner-up, Joshua Ledet.

Zgarka founded the ILS Group in 2014 as a label services and distribution company handling a menu of options for the independent recording artist.

Among its client list are Dada Life, Rachael Sage, The Hip Abduction, Wolfgang Gartner, David Clayton-Thomas, Fred Eaglesmith, Lee Aaron and Honeymoon Suite.

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