WIND-UP ENTERTAINMENT AND CARTEL JOIN FORCES WITH THE EXECUTION OF RECORDING, MERCHANDISING AND ARTIST DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS
New York — Wind-up Entertainment and the rock band Cartel have entered in to a number of agreements. The band’s future recordings will be released by Wind-up Records. Additionally, the sale of all Cartel merchandise at on-line, retail, and touring points of sale will be handled by Wind-up Entertainment’s Pronto Merch. Lastly, Cartel has entered in to an agreement with Wind-up Artist Development Corporation, Inc.
The Atlanta-based quintet, featuring Will Pugh (Vocals / Guitar), Joseph Pepper (Guitar), Nic Hudson (Guitar), Jeff Lett (Bass) and Kevin Sanders (Drums), self-released their first EP titled RANSOM in March, 2004. A deal with the Militia Group followed, and the CHROMA album was issued in 2005. Epic Records re-released the title in the summer of 2006, delivering a significant groundswell. The band’s self-titled follow-up CARTEL followed in 2007. The band parted ways with Epic Records opening the door for this alliance with Wind-up Entertainment.