Merovingian Music also abbreviated as MRV or MRV Music, is a non-genre specific record label based out of Red Bank, New Jersey. The label was founded by industry veteran Jack Ponti (Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, India.Arie, Boyz II Men ) who currently serves as CEO of the company. Shortly after, independent label owners Gregory Edgerton and Kyle Kraszewski (No Milk Records) were appointed co-presidents. MRV is an independent label, though a number of strategic partnerships within the industry might suggest otherwise.
Most recently MRV entered a partnership with Jive Records / Battery Records (Sony Music Entertainment) to release the MC and Drummer duo from Atlanta, Big Heed and Alien. In early 2010 Capitol Records (EMI), C.E. Music (David Lettermen’s Worldwide Pants Inc.) and MRV joined forces to release Runner Runner (former members of Rufio, Over It, and Don’t Look Down). Merovingian Music has also released records from several legacy acts ranging from Sebastian Bach (original voice of Skid Row) to Anthony Hamilton (Grammy nominated soul singer) via a distribution deal with Caroline Distribution (EMI).