(Label / Management / Music Publishing)
Secret City is a young Montreal-based independent company that functions as label, publisher, and management-house. It was founded with the knowledge that records are changing, and with a desire to embrace their future while preserving the idea of the "label" as a source of music you (and the artists it houses) can trust. In September 2006, Secret City released Patrick Watson's album, Close to Paradise, which garnered international acclaim and sold over 125,000 albums worldwide. Miracle Fortress' album, Five Roses, was released by Secret City (North America) and Rough Trade (Rest of World). After that, Plants and Animals released their epic Secret City debut, Parc Avenue. These first three releases garnered much attention. Rough Trade Shop Top 10's, Polaris Prize Nominations, JUNO Nominations, etc. 2010 will be big year. After just releasing Patrick Watson's follow-up album, Wooden Arms, and Basia Bulat's new album "Heart of My Own", Secret City will release new albums by Miracle Fortress and Plants and Animals.