French side Olympique Marseille has officially launched a recording label in partnership with music publisher BMG.
The recording label, OM Records, will be home to Rap, R&B, and Pop recording artistes.
Speaking after the launch, Jaques-Henri Eyraud, the club's President said:
“Olympique de Marseille is unique from all football clubs, but the club shines from beyond the pitch as well, and in particular among the youth of Marseille by supporting all forms of artistic expression.
Adding: "Marseille has been a cradle of French rap and hip hop since IAM, and the links between OM and local artists have been strong for years. The launch of OM Records completes this link and symbolizes the club's desire to promote the unique energy that emanates from Marseille and its inhabitants all over the world.”
Marseille is one of the most famous French clubs, and the only one to ever win the Champions League.