Thao Nguyen.Santa Monica, CA (October 31, 2007)–Santa Monica-based music company Emoto has announced that it has forged a relationship with indie record label Kill Rock Stars. Emoto will seek creative licensing opportunities for a select group of the label’s artists.
Some of the Kill Rock Stars (KRS) artists include Thao Nguyen (pictured), Panther, Marnie Stern and Jeff Hanson. Emoto and Howard Paar, head of the licensing division, have been working with the label for the past few years and have previously licensed their artists for the Showtime series The L Word.
“KRS has a history of putting out exceptional music by new and important artists, and we are very excited to be working with them. Not to mention the fact that it’s the best ever name for a record label,” said Paar.
Kill Rock Stars was founded in 1991 in Olympia, WA. The label has released work in a variety of genres, but has a strong commitment to underground punk bands and artists with leftist, feminist and anti-war sensibilities. It is arguably most notable for releasing work by riot grrrl bands during the ’90s, including Bikini Kill, Bratmobile and Huggy Bear. Its recent releases include Stereo Total’s Paris Berlin, The Decemberists’ A Practical Handbook and New Moon by the late Elliott Smith.
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