Genesis & History

The Culture Music Brand concept traces its genesis to around 2004 - 2005 as part of a predecessor company which merged with and acquired Pyramid Media Corp. The company was immediately successful in obtaining a distribution deal with Universal Music and Video Distribution’s Fontana. This distribution arrangement was the most beneficial distribution agreement that any of the succession of prior companies had ever had merging with or acquiring Pyramid Media Corp. As a result of the merger, the record division had signed legendary artists such as Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills and Nash and successfully continued to sign other quality artists providing exclusive content for its then website, (bonus tracks were not available on the album and nor were exclusive clips from concert DVD’s). The record division team consisted of such music industry veterans as Jeff Shane (VP Capitol Records), Julian Shapiro (Former Head of Sony Records International) and Rob Sides (VP Giant Records). The music division was housed in 3,000 sq. ft. of premiere office space in Miami where all functions of a major distributed record label were accomplished. The music division also had under contract Memphis legends, The Barkays, LA singer/songwriter Heather Bradley, New York rock band The Invisible and others. Pyramid at that time was in new signing negotiations with no less than 5 artists from Hip Hop to Smooth Jazz. The music division, with its in-house legal staff, handled all licensing for the content on the Company website, publishing licenses and all other legal requirements of all of the divisions of the company. The music staff w