Music firm Concord’s COO Glen Barros left the company at the end of 2019, in order to launch what Billboard is describing as “a new music rights business venture”. He’d spent the last 25 years working at Concord, ever since buying the original Concord Jazz label.

The new business is called Exceleration Music, and it has already made its first investment: acquiring British jazz label Candid Records, and its catalogue of recordings from artists including Charles Mingus and Memphis Slim.

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