For The Infamous Stringdusters, things just couldn’t get much better. The band’s debut CD, Fork In The Road, was very well received, as have been their live performances. The band walked away from IBMA’s 2007 award show with three awards. With their sophomore album about to be released, 2008 is shaping up to be a good year for the Dusters as well. And it just got better.
We have word that Lionsgate Muisc has signed a deal with The Infamous Stringdusters. The name should be familiar to you if you’ve been in a movie theater in the last 10 years. Lionsgate Entertainment is a production/distribution company that is considered to be the most successful independent film and television distribution company in North America.
Lionsgate Muisc is the division of the company that handles music publishing administration for film and television soundtracks. Most recently, Lionsgate Music was responsible for the score to the move 3:10 To Yuma.
The deal between the Dusters and Lionsgate is a three year, worldwide, publishing administration agreement. This means Lionsgate will be administering the band’s original album, Fork In The Road, as well as their upcoming self-titled release, for a period of three years, for use in movie and television soundtracks.
The deal came about as a result of Lionsgate Music President Jay Faires’ reaction, after hearing the band perform live.
I was in Nashville for the Americana Music Conference last year and a friend dragged me to the Station Inn to see The Infamous Stringdusters. Everything about them reminded me of why I got into this business: phenomenal songs, great musicianship, and crowd reactions. It gave me goose bumps.
It appears that bluegrass music has already gained one new fan as a result of the Dusters’ music. Perhaps many more will join the family after discovering them at the movie theater sometime in the next couple of years. I can’t think of a better band to represent bluegrass in the film industry. Congratulations guys!