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Shout! Factory Acquires HighTone Records Catalog

31 Mar, 2008 By: Chris Tribbey

Shout! Factory has acquired the catalog of HighTone Records, an independent country music label founded in Oakland, Calif.

“We are longtime fans of HighTone Records and the artists in their catalog,” said Shout! Factory CEO Richard Foos. “HighTone has made an important contribution to the world of roots music.”

Foos said Shout! Factory will release material from the HighTone catalog beginning in August and will make titles available digitally. HighTone's catalog includes such artists as Robert Cray, Dave Alvin, Buddy and Julie Miller, Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Big Sandy, Dale Watson and Chris Smither.

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