BBC bows arty record label

First product includes U.S. composer Adams

LONDON — The BBC is setting up an avant-garde record label, Late Junction, based on the BBC Radio 3 show of the same name.

The venture, part of BBC Music within BBC Worldwide, the pubcaster’s commercial arm, will offer a mix of jazz, world, contemporary classical and electronica.

The label will launch with four releases May 27, an as-yet untitled album from U.S. composer John Adams, debut efforts from composer Max Richter and jazz combo David Rees-Williams Trio, and the compilation, “Diversions #1.”

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