As I am a solo artist and do most things on my own, to further my development and to help me share my music, I think I would need (and want) to sign to a small label.
Below are some of the labels across the UK. They are either Christian labels, or labels which promote secular music as well as Christian, but are run by a group of Christians. This is important to me, as I believe in a lot of the values at the heart of these labels and I know I would be supported, encouraged and moulded in the best way possible through these labels.
Integrity Music | 226,143 YouTube Subscribers | 15.7k Instagram Followers
Capitol CMG (Christian Music Group) – based in US | 63,515 YouTube Subscribers | 5,181 Instagram Followers
Bespoke Records | 114 YouTube Subscribers | 903 Instagram Followers
‘We are an indie label with bite, fighting to change the music industry from the inside out. Bespoke is about doing things differently- based on the values of championing killer art and valuing creatives above their creative product.’
Running Club Records | 282 Instagram Followers
- Brighton-based label for new worship music in the UK.
- We aim to be the most collaborative label possible, building relationships with artists and their audiences (i.e you) which truly add value to their music lives through a mixture of mutual courage, transparency, creativity and empowerment.
The Amen Collective | 280 Instagram Followers
7Core Music | 73 YouTube Subscribers | 160 Instagram Followers
- UK based Indie record label promoting Alternative Christian Music
The two labels which caught my eye and that I would want to work with, are Bespoke Records and Running Club Records, particularly Bespoke. They are smaller labels and very aware of what’s current and how to work well with artists. The artists already under Bespoke are creative and pushing the boundaries of Christian music merging a line between that and secular music. Some of these artists include:
Lydia Evangeline – 8,694 monthly Spotify listeners
Josh Gauton – 6,805 monthly Spotify listeners
Bailey – 49,740 monthly Spotify listeners
I wouldn’t approach a label like this just yet as I don’t believe I have pushed myself enough on my own. I think it’s valuable learning production techniques and more about the industry yourself, before going to a label. I would take this step when I have had more time to put into writing and producing more songs that I am particularly happy with and would feel confident showing a label.