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X5 Expands Into World Music With A Train, ARC Label Deals

image from www.hypebot.comDigital catalog compilation label X5 has added two new indies, ARC and A Train, to its growing list of label partners. X5 compilation releases in classical, blues and video game music are already in the Top 5 on most digital music charts; and the new deals add deep world music catalogs. They plan to release 200 digital compilations this fall and winter, curated from 30K newly licensed tracks.

The new label signings are:

ARC Music - Established in 1976 to preserve the ethnic music of world cultures, and to spread traditional and original music with a positive message. Their  repertoire consists of well over 700 albums from over 120 countries and cultures.

A Train Entertainment's boutique catalog features artists and labels from jazz to world to rock to electronic, new age and many others. Record company catalogs represented include Crammed Disc (Bebel Gilberto, Konono nº1), Total Creative Freedom (from London with releases by Sparrow, Turncoat, Bob Hillary), Canyon Records (R. Carlos Nakai, Grammy Winner), Silver Wave (Johnny Whitehorse, Grammy Winner) and more. 

Previous X5 signings include:

  • Alligator Records
  • Nacional Records
  • Six Degrees Records
  • Cooking Vinyl
  • Vanguard Records
  • Sugar Hill Records
  • Ranwood Records
  • ONErpm 
  • Sun Records
  • Minaret Records
  • Plantation Records
  • Highway 87 Records