Pulse syncs up with Fontana

Music unit pacts with Universal's indie arm

Pulse Recordings, a music company that boasts a management unit, record label and recording studio, has inked exclusive distribution deal with Universal Music Group indie distribution arm Fontana.

Known for its work on the debut album of “American Idol” alum Elliot Yamin, Pulse next will release Filter’s “Anthems for the Damned” on May 13. First single, “Soldiers of Misfortune,” is moving up the Modern & Active Rock radio and will be available digitally April 29.

Releases from the Outline, Ima Robot and Lukas Haas will follow.

Under the agreement, Fontana will work with Pulse to expand the label’s reach in the marketplace, build and extend its brand and position Pulse across all retail and new media platforms.

Pulse was founded by Josh Abraham, Jason Bernard and chief financial officer Scott Adair as a multifaceted entertainment company. Company recently expanded its management operation with the addition of former journo and publicist Marc Pollack and manager David Surnow.

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