Cooking Vinyl America and Outerloop Records have entered into a new artist development agreement.
At launch, Outerloop Records will work with returning artists Chasing Safety and Youth in Revolt, along with new signings Lorna Shore and Megosh.
Outerloop founder Mike Mowery said: "When we went looking for a new label home there were many people who expressed interest. Our track record for both managing and releasing developing artists is unrivaled. As a team, we have always been willing to go the extra mile for our artists to help them grow, and we are elated to have another arm of our company to help artists develop and prosper. Howie Gabriel and Marc Schapiro, of Cooking Vinyl America, have demonstrated equal enthusiasm for what we aim to do and we cannot be more proud to partner with them."
As a full service management company over the past decade, Outerloop has provided a wide range of in-house expertise for its artist roster, including branding, marketing, graphics, sponsorships and endorsements.
Mowery added: "It's a cost we've been willing to absorb because it's what we know is best for our artist's growth - and our consistent results time after time have proven that. The recorded music climate in 2016 moving into 2017 is in a precarious place, so we are excited to be able to offer that as a service to artists. For the artists we sign, whether we manage them or not, we aim to be an incredibly valuable team member who brings all of those services and experiences to the table."
Howie Gabriel, president of Cooking Vinyl America, commented: “Mike's instincts in working with young talent has proven that he has the skills and the ears to break new artists. We hope that with that talent and our marketing expertise and global reach we will be able to help him successfully break these new Outerloop artists."
The first releases of the new partnership will include full-length albums from Youth In Revolt, Chasing Safety, Lorna Shore and Megosh. Further details will be announced soon.