[1 May 2019]
Jacaranda Records has made its first round of team signings from Liverpool’s talent pool following six months of hard work and rapid progress.
After working on a number of creative projects for the label under the aegis of film production partnership Polyphonica, Ben Roberts and Tom Taylor have been rewarded with permanent artist services roles.
Working from offices on top of the Jacaranda building, Ben and Tom will be working with the label’s management team to support key artists, bringing their operational and technical skills to bear across the full range of the label’s commercial and creative activities.
The announcement follows a six month search for Liverpool based talent in which the core Jacaranda team has reached out to and worked with a range of local talent to find the right people to help support operations on the ground. The new appointments, who proved their mettle with the successful delivery of the recently launched Jacaranda Basement Tapes, represent the first wave to have made the grade.
Ray Mia, Jacaranda’s Capomaestro, said: “In any organisation the first signings are always significant, and I’m delighted that Ben and Tom have stepped up to take on that mantle and join the payroll. I’ve worked with seasoned TV production folks and all manner of music industry executives across five continents and it’s a testament to the pool of talent in Liverpool that we’ve made these hires.
“You can only test the mettle of people in the heat of deadlines and production and I am super excited by the team that is coming together at the Label. We can only be successful based on the pool of talent we can combine as an operational unit, and that means hard work and commitment with a can-do attitude. Both Ben and Tom make (and exceed) the grade.
“The thing that impresses me the most is their maturity and calmness to deal with the immediate needs of both our artists and our Label growth across all activities. It’s a rare find and to be able to integrate their abilities and knowledge into our fold is really positive not just for Jacaranda Records, but for the work we are doing with the talent and resources across the City. Very pleased to announce these guys on the team. They deserve it and we are going to trust them to help build our Label. This is not just about bringing music talent to the city, it’s about finding the diamonds in the rough, and in Liverpool there is a shit load of rough.”
With more to come…
The news is set to be the first of a series of similar announcements over the coming months, with several senior roles to bolster the label’s commercial operations to be unveiled shortly, as well as further appointments to the artist services and engineering teams.
Jacaranda Records’ Consigliere Iain S Bruce added:
“The work that Ben and Tom have tirelessly delivered to help establish burgeoning front line artists in Liverpool is unique. Their output could have, and now will, grace the biggest market scenes globally. I’m not sure artists or operators in the city have truly understood the depth of talent and the energy and drive they bring to all the work they perform.”
“By bringing them on board we are absolutely making clear that for Jacaranda Records – talent rises and we are here to ensure it is a home and a launch pad to bigger, better, bolder and more badass things.”
About Jacaranda Records
Jacaranda Records is a reimagined record label and music services company driven by market-leading music technology, next-generation immersive audio and high dynamic range video technologies.
Jacaranda Records has a street network of live music venues and record stores in the heart of Liverpool – The UK’s music city.
Working with a wide international coalition of musicians, producers, managers and audio visual experts, the label provides a disruptive antidote to the traditional music industry ethos, forging new approaches to music creation, manufacture, promotion and distribution that leave control and revenues firmly in the hands of our artists.
We provide developing and established artists with a range of creative, technical and monetization services while preserving their full mechanical, publishing and IP rights. Artist focused, forward-thinking and expert in deploying innovative technologies and techniques through every stage of the recording, release, distribution and commercialisation cycles, the label works with a diverse range of creatives and performers to maximise the impact and returns for their work, all the while re-imagining, re-inventing and re-defining what impact and return means.
The latest evolution of the brand that launched The Beatles, Jacaranda Records is taking the soul of an organisation built on launching talent in a City where music is in its DNA, and forging a new path to support and build on the breadth of talent that walks its streets – all with an attitude and vision befitting its people and the global audiences who care about music.