Acronym's Tony Tarleton. Photo: Emma-Lee
Acronym's Tony Tarleton. Photo: Emma-Lee

Tony Tarleton Partners With Mike Denney In Acronym Relaunch

Managing partners Tony Tarleton and Mike Denney have announced the re-launch of Acronym Records, anchoring themselves as the latest full-service record label imprint in Canada with a global focus. 

Tarleton, who has previously held executive positions with Cadence Music Group, EMI Music and Universal Music Canada, will run the day to day operations for Acronym in Toronto.

"I have been lucky enough to be a honourary member of Mike Denney’s MDM 'Road Family' for a few years,” shares Tarleton in a statement issued earlier today.  “To officially join his incredibly vibrant team at this point in my career, is exactly where I want to be! Acronym Records will undeniably reflect MDM's core values of true artist development and commitment. I just hope Mike knows what he's in for!"

For the past 15 years, Tarleton has worked side by side with many of the world’s leading independent labels and is a known as a steadfast supporter of the indie community in Canada and around the world. 

Additionally, Tarleton served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Independent Music Association and currently sits on the Advisory Board for MusicOntario.

Prairie alt-country artist Megan Nash is the first signing under Tarleton’s re-focused vision for Acronym Records.  Explaining his kinship with the Saskatchewan singer-songwriter, Tarleton says: "For people who know me, it's all about an artist’s voice that hooks me,

“When I saw Megan live for the first time, her voice hit me square in the head, and the heart and I knew I had to work with her. And, when she sent me an early version of ‘Bad Poetry’ there was no turning back. There are only so many times in one’s career when the music and the artist completely take you over, and this was one of them. To be able to work with her at this point, when she is at such an amazing creative space in her career, is a gift."

The single “Bad Poetry” has its official release today with a full album expected this fall. Stream or download the track here. For more information about Nash and the latest tour dates visit or 416.271.1497

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Megan Nash tour dates

June 22 – Swift Current, SK – Long Days Night (Full Band)

June 30 – Fort Qu’Appelle, SK – QVCA

July 8 – Mazenod, SK – Mazenod Centennial

July 13 – Fort Providence, NWT – Snow Shoe Lounge (Full Band)

July 14 – 16 – Yellowknife, NWT – Folk on the Rocks (Full Band)

July 18 – Hay River, NWT – The Doghouse Pub in the Ptarmigan Inn (full band)

July 20 – Edmonton, AB – The Almanac (Full Band) w/VISSIA

July 21 – Saskatoon, SK – The Capitol (Full Band)

July 22 – Bengough, SK – Gateway Festival (Full Band)

August 11 – Toronto, ON – Burdock

August 19 – Bissel Park, Elora, ON – Riverfest Elora

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