Shout! Acquires HighTone Catalog


Shout! Factory acquired the HighTone Records catalog. HighTone is an independent label specializing in American roots music, specifically country, rockabilly, blues, gospel and western swing.

“We are longtime fans of HighTone Records and the artists in their catalog,” said Richard Foos, CEO of Shout! Factory. “HighTone has made an important contribution to the world of roots music. Larry [Sloven] and Bruce [Bromberg] made lots of fantastic records and we’re proud to keep them alive at Shout! Factory. We will promote the HighTone brand by releasing from the catalog beginning in August and by making the titles more widely available digitally.”

HighTone signed artists such as Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Robert Cray, Buddy and Julie Miller, Big Sandy, Dale Watson and Joe Louis Walker, and further developed the careers of established artists who came to the label like Dave Alvin, Tom Russell, Hank Thompson and Chris Smither.

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