Concord Music Group (CMG) was formed in 2004 with the merger of Concord Records and Fantasy Records. In 2005, the company welcomed Telarc Records to the family. Each of these companies has a long and storied history full of major music milestones and critical acclaim. Together, they bring rosters of current artists and legendary catalogs, which make CMG one of the largest and fastest-growing independent music companies in the world.
Part of CMG’s mission statement proclaims the company shall “enrich lives by providing music of timeless appeal in innovative ways.” This commitment to the music-loving public is why we continue to focus on music of quality and long-term appeal, while being cognizant of the changes in the way that consumers find and experience music. Examples of how we’re implementing this mission include the revival of the classic Stax label, home to the finest in R&B and soul music, and Hear Music, a joint venture with Starbucks that makes music more readily accessible to fans.