[PIAS] acquiring French label and distributor Harmonia Mundi
June 1, 2015
Independent music group [PIAS] is acquiring the established French record label and distributor Harmonia Mundi, according to local reports.
Established by Bernard Coutaz in Paris in 1958, Harmonia Mundi remains one of the biggest independent players in the classical music sector, with catalogues from the likes of The Deller Consort, Philippe Herreweghe and Rene Jacobs.
French newspaper Le Monde reports that [PIAS] will also acquire HM’s roster of associated labels including Discograph, Jazz Village and World Village.
Alongside its label operation, Harmonia Mundi distributes a broad roster of classical and non-classical labels in France and throughout its local offices in the USA, UK, Germany and the Benelux.
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