Polo Grounds Music has entered a long-term extension with RCA Records, it was announced in a press release yesterday (July 7).
Now in its ninth year, the partnership between Polo Grounds (A$AP Rocky, Pitbull) and RCA is the longest Hip Hop/urban music joint venture in RCA’s history.
“These past eight years have been exciting for Polo Grounds Music in launching the careers of A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Yo Gotti and Pitbull, and we’re loving the future challenges of breaking more new artists as well as exploring more ways to better serve our roster,” Polo Grounds owner Bryan Leach says in a press release. “Peter [Edge, RCA CEO] and Tom [Corson, RCA President & COO] have been great supporters and partners and the executive team and roster of talent at RCA is unmatched.”
Polo Grounds was launched in 2005 and has sold more than 70 million singles and 12 million albums worldwide, according to the press release.
The imprint has also released material from Hurricane Chris.
Prior to launching Polo Grounds, Leach worked as Vice President of A&R at TVT Records, where he signed Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz and Ying Yang Twins, among others.