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Galaxy label signs up with CBS

PHIL SOLOMON'S Galaxy label, which includes such names as Lena Zavaroni. comedian Frank Carson and Irish singer Danny Doyle on its artist rosier, has signed a distribution deal with CBS after two and a half years with President. Under the new arrangement, revealed at CBS' mini-sales conference last week, most of the Galaxy back Catalogue will switch to CBS distribution, and new product is currently being lined up.

First release on March 17 will be a single by Lena Zavaroni. Should Have Listened To Mama, written by Don Black. It will be followed by an album in April, and the young singer will be undertaking several TV appearances including her own hour-long show. Product will also be released by Margaret Singana, Etta Cameron, Raymond Lefevre (the French orchestra leader) and West Country comedian Tony Beard, The cast-album from the West End black I musical Ipi-Tombi will also go through CBS.

Soloman added: "We have high hopes for Danny Doyle who is currently number one in the Irish charts, and who guested on Pam Ayres recent TV series. The last three years with President have been very satisfactory, and there has always been a healthy relationship between the two companies — however I realised that artist's careers are very important and so CBS was the only company to go to. because it cares about building up people's careers." PLASTIC FANTASTIC Records has signed the reggae Venture label for UK distribution. The new deal is for three years and covers the whole catalogue". First three releases will be an album. Movin' On, by Tradition (PFULP 3001) and singles Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue by Aurora York (PFU 2003) and I Will, by Paulette Walker (PFU 2005). There will also be a 12-inch discotheque single, Dennis The Menace (PFU 2002) by Dennis Pinnock.

HAWK RECORDS of Ireland has opened a London office and will Operate from it as Hawk International: ex-Nems managing director Peter Knight will coordinate and supervise affairs. Hawk managing director Brian Molloy. who finalised the deal at Midem. said; "We feel thai this is a positive step towards our eventual breakthrough into the international market."