Launch of Iron Gate Records Latin America


(The Magazine Plus Editorial): — Hendersonville, Tennessee March 15, 2022 ( — Label’s Latin music division launched in Merida, Mexico, NDB Publishing Group Company and HQ Productions Group formed Iron Gate Records Latin America . The label will leverage the assets, technology, market experience and relationships of both companies while developing a broader solution with destination services for artists worldwide.

Latin music was the fastest growing sector in the overall US music market, growing faster than overall recorded revenue. The overall music market in the United States grew by 27% in the first half of the year, compared to the results of the first six months of 2020. Overall, Latin music represents 5.8% of the total market music in the United States.

Iron Gate Records Latin America, through the HQ Productions group, will create a unique destination experience for artists who want to create music while enjoying the benefits of a resort destination. The group provides everything from a world-class recording studio to a full package of services as a destination in Mexico’s safest city, Mérida. Artists can not only refresh and relax between work sessions, but also enjoy the rich culture and history of the city and its people.

Mark A. Skoda commented: “We are very excited about this new venture. After being introduced to Henry Vales by Intercept Music CEO Tod Turner, it became clear that we could offer real synergies between our two companies. Not only could we leverage the brand and business approach of Iron Gate Records and our technology platforms, but we could offer artists a unique recording experience that rivals some of the best studios in America. HQ Productions Group not only has the talent and connections to bring recording to Mérida, but the city has a vision to create the Nashville of Mexico by growing its music industry. We are very proud to be part of this vision and to be able to work in collaboration between our two organizations. »

Iron Gate Records Latin America will offer a wide range of services to its roster of artists, including publishing, music and video distribution, social media management, merchandising and bookings as well as recording, production and mastering. These services will be offered through the label for its global artists while developing new artists through the label.

HQ Productions group manager and producer, Henry Vales, said: “We offer a unique proposition, very attractive to musicians from other latitudes, an all-inclusive service, where they can realize their artistic projects with the professionalism and quality world class they need. , in addition to providing accommodation, excellent cuisine, entertainment, rest, tranquility, with the warmth and hospitality of our people. Iron Gate Records Latin America will be in a unique position to find new artists, serve American artists and expand the brand globally.

About Iron Gate Records

Iron Gate Records was created by business executive Mark A. Skoda and touring musician Greg Upchurch, drummer and member of the band 3 Doors Down. Our vision is to provide a business and technology framework for bands and artists to express themselves and bring their music to market effectively. We offer a wide range of services to our artists programmatically while allowing them to be creative without losing control of their music! And while music is widely distributed via the world of streaming and radio, Iron Gate Records seeks to work with successful musicians who are ready to go to live audiences.

Headquarters Production Group

We are an end-to-end creative production organization, offering musicians and composers a world-class audio and video recording studio, full music production services and professional artist development, based in Merida, Mexico. At HQ Productions Group, we are on a mission to grow the community, transforming Mérida into a cultural capital for musicians around the world.


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