DeVito outfit sets MCA Records pact

First disc 'Sliding Down' from Jersey deal

Jersey Records, the music arm of actor-director Danny DeVito’s Jersey Films, has inked a long-term distribution deal with MCA Records.

The pact is MCA’s latest inking of a potent production outfit’s music interests, as MCA is close to making a similar deal with October Films.

The growing Jersey Records label will bow soundtracks and solo artists, with the first disc set to be the soundtrack to the Paramount pic “Sliding Down.”

The label, headed by veteran music supervisor Anita Camarata as prexy, and run with input from DeVito and his partners Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, already has a handful of soundtrack discs set to bow in the coming months.

Jersey also has a spate of solo offerings on the boards, including debuts from Clark Anderson and British alt-pop act Blair, the latter’s disc bowing in April. Anderson will release his solo album next year.

Jersey Records, which also will release soundtracks to films from other studios in addition to Jersey Films projects, previously bowed soundtracks from “Pulp Fiction,” “Reality Bites” “Above the Rim” and “The Big Chill,” to name a few.

“The Jersey Records team has proved itself time and time again in the soundtrack arena,” MCA Records prexy Jay Boberg said. “We are very pleased to join forces with people who know how to win.”

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