Universal will still Rock across Asia

Music unit renews deal with indie label

HONG KONG — Universal Music has renewed its sales and distribution deal with Rock Records, one of Asia’s top indie labels, and added the Chinese mainland to its geographical reach.

It extends a deal signed in 2003, which includes sales and distribution for all back catalogue, new releases and joint-venture initiatives (such as compilation albums) for Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia and Singapore. Rock Records was founded in 1994 and is strong in the mandarin-language market, with acts including Super Band, Gary Chaw, Genie Chuo, A-Yu, MC Hot Dog and Wa Kin.

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