Ryko Merges With Palm Pictures

Ryko Distribution Partners, Rykomusic and Rykodisc have merged with Palm Pictures, an entertainment company and a subsidiary of Islandlife, which was established by Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records.

The announcement was made Friday (Aug. 7) by Blackwell and Rykodisc president Don Rose.

Palm Pictures' artists include reggae act Sly and Robbie and Senegalese musician Baaba Maal, while Rykodisc's roster features alternative-rockers Bob Mould and Kristin Hersh and pop wordsmith Elvis Costello.