Industry News 2/10/2009

Sean Murphy Joins SRH Record Label Suburban Noize

Sean Murphy Joins SRH Record Label Suburban Noize

Suburban Noize Records is proud to announce the addition of Sean Murphy as a Branding Executive to the company's impressive roster. Murphy is best known as the branding expert behind PORN STAR Clothing, which has since gone on to become a multi-million dollar street wear phenomenon. For the past three years Sean acted as President of Warner Music Group's Destroy Entertainment, which allows him to bring his label experience to the table.

"We are excited to bring in Sean to direct the branding expansion and to help us with our new media agenda, like the Rip N Tear viral series," says Suburban Noize/SRH President Kevin Zinger.

"I can see the crossover of the bands as brands here at Sub Noize, it is an organic progression with a built in fan base. Suburban Noize has something to offer that street wear companies don't. It's called music and we are working on a special label program with free music attached to the SKU's," says Murphy.

California-based Suburban Noize Records has become one of the hottest independent labels in the business with a series of powerful releases from La Coka Nostra, Unwritten Law, Big B, rap-rock pioneers Hed p.e. (who just had the second highest charting debut of their career), MySpace's most popular act Brokencyde, and Kottonmouth Kings, who had the number one selling independent album in the country with their latest release "The Green Album."

Murphy will help the label expand its already impressive line of band merchandise starting with Kottonmouth Kings at Hot Topic and boutique retail. Suburban Noize plans to take a full branding approach to the bands to make them lifestyle apparel brands. A new addition to the label's marketing efforts is 1914 a tag representing Suburban Noize, which will be the first record label to sponsor action sports athletes. The athletes supporting the label will be allowed to use music from the Suburban Noize catalog in extreme sports videos, allowing them to actively promote themselves in a multi-media format.

In tough economic times Suburban Noize Records continues to expand its empire.

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