Sony Music Masterworks has acquired a majority stake in concert promoter and producer Senbla.
Senbla founder and chief executive Ollie Rosenblatt will continue to run the company, working alongside Sony Masterworks’ chief operating officer Mark Cavell and UK label head Sarah Thwaites.
Upcoming events which Sembla are promoting include various orchestral adaptations of classic films such as Grease and Titanic, as well as musicals and the Electric Soul festival.
Sony Music Masterworks is a record label that was created from a restructuring of Sony Music’s classical music division.
Rosenblatt commented: “The combination of Senbla with Sony Music Masterworks gives us a broader platform to grow opportunities in live performance.”
Sony Music took full control of UK-based show producer Raymond Gubbay Live (RBL) last year, in a deal with Germany’s Deutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG).
Cavell said the acquisitions “provide the perfect platform to grow the business in the UK and overseas.”
Founded in 2011, Senbla puts on more than 200 concerts and shows annually across the UK. The promoter has worked with artists such as Joss Stone, Burt Bacharach, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Soft Cell and Beverley Knight.