Pictured L-R: Tamela Mann, Bob Morelli, David Mann
DALLAS (May 31, 2016) – Tillymann Music Group announced today the signing of an agreement with RED Distribution for physical and digital distribution in the U.S. and Canada. The distributor will be carrying the complete catalog of Platinum-Selling Artist and Grammy Award® Nominee Tamela Mann including her upcoming album release, One Way, and NAACP Image® Award-Winning Comedian David Mann.
“I have great respect for RED’s leadership and complete confidence in the team’s capabilities. Tillymann Music Group is excited by the synergy of collaborating with our new distributor, and we look forward to this new venture,” said David Mann, president of Tillymann Music.
“We are delighted to be joining forces with Tamela Mann and Tillymann Music Group. The new music from the upcoming album is stunning. I have tremendous admiration for their award-winning catalogue, and this upcoming Tamela Mann release marks the beginning of an exciting new partnership for RED Distribution,” said President Bob Morelli.
Tamela is an accomplished NAACP Image Award winner, GRAMMY® Award nominee, BET Award winner, eight-time Stellar Gospel Music Award and four-time GMA Dove Award-winning singer, actress, songwriter, producer, and businesswoman. Tamela’s seven-time Stellar Gospel Music Award-winning, two-time GMA Dove Award-winning, gold-certified album Best Days debuted in 2012 at No. 1 on multiple music sales charts and includes the No. 1 platinum-selling single “Take Me To The King,” which earned Tamela her first GRAMMY ® Award nomination for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance. Tamela is the first Gospel lead artist in Billboard Gospel Radio chart history to score three consecutive No. 1s from an album. The historic Gospel radio chart honor includes Best Days‘ No. 1 chart toppers, “Take Me To The King,” “I Can Only Imagine,” and “This Place.” Tamela’s streak of three consecutive Billboard Gospel radio No. 1s is the most by a lead artist in the history of this chart. Tamela is set to release her fourth solo studio album One Way in 2016 through Tillymann Music and RED Distribution.
About Tillymann Entertainment:
Music, film, and television conglomerate Tillymann Entertainment is the home of NAACP Image Award-winning actor and comedian David Mann (Meet the Browns, Madea’s Big Happy Family, Ultimate Life) and Grammy ® Award-nominated and NAACP Image Award-winning recording artist and actress Tamela Mann (Take Me To The King, Sparkle, Meet the Browns.) Owned and operated by David and Tamela Mann, Tillymann Entertainment includes ventures in television and film development, touring, and music. Tillymann Music is the independent record label division with record releases from Tamela including “The Master Plan,” “The Master Plan Special Edition,” “Best Days,” and “Best Days Deluxe Edition” and David’s “Mr. Brown’s Good Ol’ Time Church.” For more information on Tillymann Entertainment and for full bios and career credits for David and Tamela Mann, visit www.TillymannMusic.com.
About RED Distribution:
RED, an award-winning division of Sony Music Entertainment, headquartered in New York City, is widely recognized as the industry leader in music distribution and artist development. RED specializes in digital and physical sales, digital and retail marketing, DTC, radio promotion and product development for more than 60 independent record labels, as well as artists from Sony owned labels and Sony joint ventures with Descendant Records, Ultra Records, Red Bow Records and RED Associated Labels (RAL). RED’s marketing outreach is unsurpassed in generating consumer awareness for artists, labels and brand partners. In 2009, RED launched ‘stache media, a full service marketing agency specializing in music to support RED releases and artists. ‘stache media’s expert staff provides marketing services in digital marketing, influencer marketing, advertising, consumer insights, art direction + design, the green room, brand/strategic marketing, publicity, retail marketing, licensing and radio. Sony Music Entertainment’s joint venture with The Orchard has expanded RED’s reach into international as well as domestic markets.