News•February 18, 2021 10:38 PM ET•1,465 views
Blue Swan Records announces partnership with Rise/BMG
Official press release: Blue Swan Records, the independent label owned by Dance Gavin Dance guitarist, Will Swan has today announced an official partnership with Rise Records/BMG to help expand operations and provide a greater platform to sign, develop and promote artists from within the post-hardcore and heavy experimental scene. Since their working relationship began in 2014, Blue Swan Records CEO, Will Swan and Vice President Sergio Medina have already curated an impressive roster of acts including Royal Coda, Eidola, Wolf & Bear, Moondough, Stolas and Sianvar. Now, with this new partnership with Rise Records/BMG, negotiated by Dance Gavin Dance manager, Derek Brewer of Shelter Management and Sean Heydorn of Rise Records/BMG, Swan and Medina will have access to a greater pool of resources enabling them to sign and develop new talent whilst continuing to nurture the careers of their existing artists. Speaking on the new partnership, Will Swan, CEO of Blue Swan Records shares: "I'm really excited to work with BMG to continue to build the budding scene for post-hardcore and experimental heavy music. There is a lot of exciting music being made right now and it's an honor to be able to provide a platform to expose artists from culturally and musically diverse backgrounds, whom I really believe in, to a larger audience whilst continuing to legitimize Blue Swan's presence in the scene." Adding to this, Sean Heydorn, Vice President of Rise Records/BMG says: "Will and Sergio have created something really special. They've put art and creativity first and the result has been an eclectic catalog of fantastic releases which we will quickly add to with some great albums coming this year. Having worked with Will for over 13 years, it's been awesome watching him develop BSR from the ground up. We are honored they chose us to partner with them and help them and their artists continue to grow." Blue Swan Records have a number of releases already slated for 2021, including new material from Eidola, Royal Coda, Wolf & Bear and more. Both Eidola and Wolf & Bear will be appearing on the rescheduled Dance Gavin Dance "Afterburner" tour set to take place later this fall.