LONDON, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Music publisher, Audio Network, and record company, Cuckoo Records, are thrilled to announce a new music partnership to record and showcase new Indie artists - Little Violet, Cissie Redgwick and Annie Drury.
Music Publisher, Audio Network, is delighted to join forces with new Indie record label, Cuckoo Records, in a deal to record and promote exciting new commercial artists. The first wave of releases this spring includes EP's from Little Violet, Cissie Redgewick and Annie Drury. Little Violet's debut release is live now.
Audio Network's Juliette Squair said, "This is such an exciting venture for Audio Network. We are always looking to develop our model and this deal allows us to bring our customers high quality music from commercial artists and at the same time, provide a route for these artists to a global audience in the modern music space."
Bob Bradley from Cuckoo Records said, "To have the Audio Network team onboard allows us to break our artists into the mainstream and allows Audio Network's customers an opportunity to integrate commercial artists into their campaigns. The difference with our releases from other Indies is the depth and detail that has gone into the alternate mixes and edits, giving media clients the option to use numerous alternatives, edits and stings plus having the producers and artists available to make bespoke tweaks."
Little Violet is the new Electro Swing sensation who's been making big waves in that scene. Her first release is the 'feel good' double A side 'Don't Stop'. Uplifting, sassy and fun with a nod to the 1920s, it's been remixed by scene leaders Odjbox, DJ Incontrol and Mr.Edwardz. She has already caught the attention of the Godfather's of Electro Swing, Gramophonedzie, and White Mink, Black Cotton's Nick Hollywood.
She said, "I am so excited about the chance to get my music out to a really wide audience and I love working in this genre! Electro swing is becoming more and more popular, what's not too like? ?It has all the ingredients for yumminess - a sprinkle of swing, catchy melodies, a cheeky bass line and bouncy beats - I don't think Jazz or Electro Swing will ever go out of style."
Annie Drury was born into a musical family from an Irish folk background. Her music is Piano based - youthfully simple yet emotionally powerful. The first release from Annie is a wonderful 4 track EP that introduces her talents as a songwriter, pianist and world-class vocalist. Her timeless vocal style has been likened to Kate Bush and Adele. Each song features the hottest quartet in London, the Dirty Pretty Strings. Many top remixers will have worked on her tracks, including Dubstep pioneer, Jack Sparrow. Still only 20, it's only a matter of time before Annie starts appearing on the music world's Radar.
Cissie Redgwick's music brings back memories of the Swing and Boogie Era. She creates close three part harmonies accompanied by stunning musicians all mixed up with beats and modern production techniques. Her first release is the irresistible Gimme that Swing with Mister Mister, an equally strong B-Side, drawing influences from the Andrews Sisters and Nancy Sinatra. Remixes will come from Odjbox, Mr.Edwardz and Smokey Joe & the Kid.
With a catalogue of well over 60,000 tracks, Audio Network offers a complete music solution by cutting through the traditionally complex and costly processes of licensing music. All high quality tracks are pre-cleared for multiple formats, for the world, forever.
This approach allows producers to make content for international distribution, emerging platforms and new media without the need to go through the complicated and expensive process of clearing individual tracks or re-versioning productions.
The company supplies music to some major international media clients, including BBC, HBO, MSN, MTV Networks, National Geographic Ogilvy, and Endemol.
Audio Network owns the rights to their extensive catalogue which covers a full range of music styles from classical to hip hop and from country to rock 'n' roll. This high quality music is created by its team of established international composers and recorded by major orchestras and artists including The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Dame Evelyn Glennie OBE and the late Sir John Dankworth CBE.
In addition to supplying original scoring, audio branding, sound design services and working as creative partners alongside over 400 renowned composers, Audio Network now has interests and operations in multiple territories, worldwide.
Cuckoo records is a brand new artist friendly music label. Their focus is to nurture fresh and distinctive talent and to produce, release and promote music that compliments both the artist and our labels sound.
Their unique transparent business model allows them to easily sync their catalogue, resulting in artists building up an immediate Performing Rights Society income stream (Royalties) and thus giving the label a guaranteed financial foundation to help us promote and further the careers of our roster. Cuckoo Records' aim is to foster and cultivate the artists' creativity. Firstly developing a sound and feel that both the label and the artist are 100% confident with and then creating mini-albums that we market towards film, television and advertising to create royalty income.
Tactfully packaged mini-albums and fresh promo videos for each artist give a foundation and platform that they can actively promote themselves on top of the push that the Cuckoo records team will pursue.
For further information please contact:
Andrea Zemmel Tel: +44-(0)-20-7566-1441
PR Manager Tel: +44-(0)-7970-889405
54 St Johns Square [email protected]
London EC1V 4JL
SOURCE Audio Network & Cuckoo Records