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Music mash-up for Moshi and Sony

Published on: 6th March 2012

Moshi Monster album cover

Moshi Monsters is set join the likes of Michael Jackson, Olly Murs and One Direction after parent company Mind Candy confirmed a major partnership deal with Sony Music.

The deal follows the recent launch of Mind Candy’s own music label, Moshi Monsters Music. The partnership will see the entertainment giant handle the UK distribution of Moshi Monsters’ forthcoming music releases. The deal kicks off with the debut Moshi Monsters Music album “Moshi Monsters, Music Rox!” which is available for pre-order now online.

Written and produced in house, Moshi Monsters, Music Rox! features twelve tracks from popular Moshi characters including The MonStars, Dr Strangeglove, Popstar Poppet, Big Bad Bill and Sweet Tooth as well as newly developed music characters, Bobbi SingSong and Zack Binspin. The music covers all genres from rock to Bollywood, and combines catchy tunes with witty lyrics that will appeal to both kids and adults alike.

Moshi’s music move is lead by musician Jason Perry who was frontman for rock band ‘A’ and has produced records for McFly and Busted’s front man, Matt Willis. Perry recently joined Mind Candy as head of music and will work closely alongside Sony.

Left to right: Jason Perry, head of music Mind Candy, Nicola Tuer, EVP Sony Music; Moshi Monster character Katsuma, Nick Gatfield, chairman and CEO Sony Music, and Pete Leggatt, VP sales Sony Music

Perry comments: “Sony Music is one of the biggest names in the industry and working with them shows our commitment to providing our fans with a top quality music experience. We set out to produce a great quality, edgy and fun album that both parents and children can enjoy and we hope our millions of fans enjoy the outcome.”

Nicola Tuer, executive vice president, Sony Music comments: “We are thrilled to be teaming up with Mind Candy and the phenomenal Moshi brand, one of the most exciting children’s brands in the world today. We feel it’s a great fit for Sony Music. The Moshi Music project is a fantastic way to engage young people with music. We’re very excited about the opportunities we can bring to the partnership.”

An exclusive launch party will be held at the Hard Rock Café, London at the end of March prior to the album hitting shelves in the UK.

 

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