The Welk Music Group (WMG) is owned by the Welk family and is one of the world’s leading independent record companies. The Welk Music Group encompasses three labels: Vanguard Records, Sugar Hill Records and Ranwood Records. Larry Welk, Lawrence Welk’s son and one of the founders of Ranwood, serves as Chairman. His son, Kevin Welk, Lawrence’s grandson, is President. Under the Welk tenure, both Sugar Hill and Vanguard Records have achieved many accolades and are considered among the strongest independent labels. Welk Music Group and its artists have maintained a legacy of excellence and continue to collect countless Grammy, AMA, and IBMA Nominations and Awards as well as winning R&R Triple A Radio Label of the Year in both 2003 & 2004 and NARM’s Supplier of the Year in 2002 & 2003. WMG has had over 15 Billboard Top 200 charting albums since 2009 alone. WMG is distributed by EMI.
RoyaltyShare has worked closely to transition the company from a legacy royalty system to RoyaltyShare’s RPS platform. Following the successful migration of years of complex historical data, Welk Music Group was able to gain significant efficiencies in the management of the entire royalty process.