Centricity Music Launches New Mainstream Label, Residence Music
July 8, 2015 at 8:13 AM (PT)
CENTRICITY MUSIC has launched a new label, RESIDENCE MUSIC, with industry veteran ANDREW LAMBETH tabbed as Dir./Artist Development
ANDREW will oversee the A&R and marketing for the label’s artists, and RESIDENCE MUSIC will be a general market label that is geared towards mainstream genres of music. Their first artist signing to be announced early AUGUST and the first project to be released OCTOBER 2015. CAROLINE DISTRIBUTION, a division of UNIVERSAL MUSIC, will handle all retail and online music distribution to the marketplace.
CENTRICITY MUSIC GM STEVE FORD explains, "The idea for RESIDENCE MUSIC started over a year ago in a leadership team meeting as we were discussing growth opportunities for CENTRICITY. As we examined the overall music industry, we noticed that there were a lot of people of faith making great music but it was not focused on the Christian marketplace. As we committed to move in this direction, the search began for the right person to carry out our vision. ANDREW has a great passion for music and his love for artists seeps through every pour in his body. His knowledge, experience and drive is exactly what RESIDENCE MUSIC needs.
"The final step was finding the right partner to help us develop these artists. When we sat down with President DOMINIC PANDISCIA and his team at CAROLINE DISTRIBUTION, it was a simple choice. Their passion for building and breaking artists was the message we needed to hear and I look forward to seeing what opportunities and impact this partnership brings."
LAMBETH commented, "We are excited for the launch of RESIDENCE MUSIC and the partners we will be working with. In a high-risk industry, the push to have a blockbuster can hurt the real growth of a talented artist. With RESIDENCE MUSIC, our goal will be to partner with artists with a clear vision and to build a release over time rather than swinging for the fences. These artists make their music with a powerful purpose, and with that same purpose I know we can grow sustainable careers. I am grateful to the CENTRICITY team for the opportunity to work on a special project like this."