Cooking Vinyl announce new worldwide service deals with Ali Campbell and Seth Lakeman
16th May, 2013: Announced today, Ali Campbell and Seth Lakeman are the latest globally-recognised artists to sign worldwide service deals with Cooking Vinyl.
The deals will cover forthcoming albums by both artists.
Campbell is currently self-producing his fifth solo recording at RAK Studios in North London. The former UB40 frontman has sold more than 60m records worldwide, including 4 global number one singles, and continues to perform to sell-out audiences from New Zealand and the Solomon Islands to Germany and the UK. In a long and illustrious career he has received an Ivor Novello Award in recognition of these international achievements.
All four of his previous solo albums have gone Top 20 in the UK.
Lakeman, meanwhile, is currently primed for recording sessions in North Devon with Communion co-founder Ian Grimble for a highly-anticipated seventh solo album, expected in early 2014. The former Mercury Music nominee has recently returned from some hugely successful international excursions of his own – supporting Clannad in Germany and completing an extensive tour of Australia, including high profile appearances at WOMADelaide and Byron Bay Bluesfest. He is due to play third on the bill on Glastonbury’s acoustic stage in June.
Commenting on the deal, David Farrow, Seth Lakeman’s manager at DMF Music Ltd, said:
“Seth and I are very excited to be with a company that seems to be going from strength to strength whilst retaining their independent roots. The deal is forward thinking and I expect to see a lot more of these type of deals in the future where everyone in the chain can make money. We’re very much looking forward to working with Cooking Vinyl’s team.”
Both signings come in the slipstream of some high profile international successes for Cooking Vinyl, including Madness’ Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da (a top ten album in the UK and across Europe) and Billy Bragg’s Tooth & Nail (which has achieved sales almost double of his previous album). Alison Moyet’s The Minutes, meanwhile, this week entered the UK album chart at 5, with the single When I Was Your Girl A-listed at Radio 2.
On Friday May 17th, Cooking Vinyl founder Martin Goldschmidt and Anglo Management’s Garry Blackburn will be part of a keynote panel at The Great Escape festival focused on new artist deals, discussing the successful campaign for Madness.
Rob Collins, Director, Cooking Vinyl said: “Ali and Seth might be worlds apart in the type of music they make – but, being globally-respected and recognised artists, both fit perfectly the Cooking Vinyl mould. We look forward to helping deliver two more fantastic records and adding to our recent successes with Madness, Billy Bragg and now Alison Moyet. Not even halfway in, and 2013 is already a bumper year for the company.”
Cooking Vinyl Records
Cooking Vinyl has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s prime artist-focused independent labels, inspiring an enviable loyalty among its artist roster. It is also in the vanguard of music companies offering innovative services-only deals that claim no stake in artists’ copyrights.
Cooking Vinyl take full responsibility for the management of a project whether functioning as a label or in a services-only setting. Adding more than just marketing muscle, Cooking Vinyl devise and implement worldwide sales, marketing and distribution plans for their artists, working alongside booking agents and artist managers.
Artists signed to Cooking Vinyl include Madness, Amanda Palmer, The Prodigy, Marilyn Manson, Underworld, Ron Sexsmith and Roll Deep. Such is the loyalty and affection among artists for the label that the likes of Frank Black have returned close to 20 times to record fresh collections with them. The Prodigy’s Invaders Music Die was Europe’s biggest selling independent album in 2009.
Cooking Vinyl Records is a division of the CV Group
CV Group comprises several companies including Cooking Vinyl Records, Essential Music & Marketing, CV America, Cooking Vinyl Publishing and Cooking Vinyl Property.