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Timberlake launches record label

Timberlake launches record label

Justin Timberlake will sign artists and release their music through a new record label he is heading.

Los Angeles: Singer and actor Justin Timberlake is aiming to add another glittering line to his resume. And it is now of a star maker.

Timberlake will sign artists and release their music through a new record label he's heading that's a joint venture with Universal Music Group's Interscope Geffen A&M label group.

"We are all excited about the talent we have to offer already on our roster, and I cannot wait to introduce the world to my new discoveries," Timberlake said in a statement issued Monday.

Timberlake will serve as chairman and chief executive of the new label, dubbed Tennman Records, which will be based in Los Angeles and distributed globally by Interscope.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Ken Komisar, a former vice president at Sony BMG Music Entertainment, who was named president at Tennman, will handle day-to-day operations.

Timberlake's first two solo albums — 2002's Justified and last year's FutureSex/LoveSounds have sold more than 13 million copies combined.

He's currently on the big screen, at least his voice is, in the mega-hit Shrek the Third.

first published:May 31, 2007, 12:20 IST