GRAMMY AWARD WINNING PRODUCER
BYRON GALLIMORE AND INDUSTRY VET JIM WILKES COLLABRATE TO FORM STREAMSOUND RECORDS; LABEL TO FOCUS ON ARTIST DEVELOPMENT
STREAMSOUND INKS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE
February 21, 2012 – Grammy Award winning producer Byron Gallimore and music industry veteran Jim Wilkes today announced the launch of a new Nashville-based record label, Streamsound Records. The label, which officially formed in Fall 2011, also announced that it has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Sony Music Nashville.
Streamsound Records will be focused on a unique artist development strategy that will see the release of one artist at a time. The first, Jaida Dreyer, who has been nurtured by Gallimore over the past few years, will release her debut single this March.
Gallimore, who has produced or co-produced nearly fifty #1 hits with the likes of Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sugarland, Martina McBride and Lauren Alaina, will serve as the label’s creative visionary. Wilkes, who has also worked with Gallimore on various publishing and management ventures, will oversee Streamsound’s business operations.
“I’ve been interested in starting a label focused on and dedicated to developing artists,” said Gallimore. “The intent is to work with and nurture them – to give them the time that is needed to hone their craft. This business is all about great songs, talent, passion and drive. I really do believe that we’ve found all of that in Jaida.”
“At the end of the day, this business is all about the talent and the people that you have supporting that talent,” said Wilkes. “We intend to create a culture that takes the time needed to combine good old fashioned hard work with a strong creative business strategy.”
Streamsound has already begun to form a first class team of individuals who collectively will bring decades of experience in off line marketing, digital and social media marketing and sales strategies and radio promotion. In particular, Streamsound has hired veteran Mike Wilson, who headed up promotions at RCA Nashville and was instrumental in taking over 100 country singles to the top of the charts, will head Streamsound’s radio division. He’s amassed a staff of regional representatives including Teresa Ford, Steve Pleshe, Brad Howell and Jamice Jennings.