Sony and Cuba to Distribute Five Decades of Cuban Music


The Recordings and Musical Editions Company (EGREM by its Spanish acronym) and Sony Music Entertainment contracts in Havana, Cuba for large-scale international distribution of Cuban music, including the catalog of this national label.


Without precedent in history of Cuban discography, the agreement took place with the participation of Edgar Berger, International President of Sony Music, Afo Verde, President of Sony Music for Latin America, Spain and Portugal, and Mario Escalona, EGREM Director General.


The agreements cover phonographic and audiovisual productions uninterruptedly conducted since the 1960s, making up the largest catalog treasured in the Caribbean nation.


About 30,000 songs generated during this period will be processed and prepared for circulation in many different and advanced formats of digital era, in order to distribute the repertoire all over the world.


Among the recordings are the works of artists like Bola de Nieve, Elena Burke, Ibrahim Ferrer, Compay Segundo, Celina González, César Portillo de la Luz and Guillermo Rubalcaba.


In addition, groups like Aragon Orchestra, Irakere and Los Van Van, including the album “Fantasy, a tribute to Juan Formell, are part of this collaborative project .


“It is an honor for Sony Music bringing to all corners of the world this iconic music representing five decades of Cuban culture,” said Edgar Berger of Sony at a press conference.



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