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New record label launches for talent in Sussex

Posted on Tuesday, 28 May by

CMP Artists record label

The team behind CMP Studios in Eastbourne has launched a new record label for aspiring artists in the south east. CMP Artists will be a launch pad for new talent and has already made three signings.

CMP Artists, based in Brighton with a studio setup in Eastbourne, have launched with clear ambition and intend to sign and showcase about 30 new artists in the first year. The label are looking for artists with the view to releasing singles and promotional videos for a 12 month period. Music from the label will be released in digital formats.

The label have already made moves to snap up some of the region’s most promising talent, inking deals for Iafra, George Rawlings and Matt Cooper. Opportunities for local musicians to make their mark on a larger scale seem to be at an all time high, with the Arts Council last week launching a fund for new acts worth £500,000.

Phil Davies, the co-founder of CMP Artists said, “If in 5 years’ time people who I respect and who love music can turn round to me and say CMP Artists has put out some great music then that would be success. There really needs to be an outlet for new talent that has been shut out by the system and I hope CMP Artists will be that outlet.”

Tom Askaroff also noted, “The whole concept of this label is to make an impact with our roster of artists in Brighton and Hove as well as Sussex and beyond in so doing give them a platform for further national and international success. It is our fervent hope that in promoting and building our label we will drive business back to the studio and make the studio a destination in its own right, like all successful studios. We also have a wonderful promotion machine to help with publicity for all of our artists.”

For more information, visit cmpartists.co.uk.

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Corey Pellatt
22-year-old editor of SQ Magazine and Media Studies student at the University of Sussex. Freelance writer for clients including BHAFC.

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