Tuesday, February 21, 2012
– Long-time Tim McGraw 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 an 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. She is based in Nashville.
Gallimore, who has produced or co-produced nearly 50 number hits with the likes of 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 begun to form a 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.