New Independent Label, Carved Records, Opens Doors
Diverse roster emerging following first Country artist signing, No Justice
(Nashville, TN – Feb. 8, 2010) Dallas-based independent record label, Carved Records, has officially opened its doors for business and signed its second artist in just two months with the addition of Texas chart-toppers, No Justice.
Founded by entrepreneur and CEO Tim Porter in 2009, the Carved Records team is anchored by VP of Operations Phil Thomas (formerly of UMG Distribution/Fontana, RED Distribution) and Label Director Jenn Littleton (CO5 Music, former Sr. Marketing Director/A&R Geffen Records).
“Carved Records was founded with a mission to encourage artistic integrity and career longevity,” says Carved Records CEO Tim Porter. “The Carved Records family has already signed two very unique and very diverse acts in No Justice and Texas Hippie Coalition, which is something that our label will continue to do in the pursuit of our creative vision. Our intent is not to sign as many acts as we can, but to keep our roster manageable so that we can build careers with them.”
The label’s first Country artist signing is No Justice, a five-piece band from Stillwater, Okla. The group has enjoyed significant regional success and airplay in Oklahoma and Texas, playing more than 150 dates per year and landing numerous No. 1 singles on the Texas charts, including “Never Come Back” and “Don’t Walk Away.”
“No Justice is a band that has proven hit-making ability,” says Carved Records VP of Operations Phil Thomas. “These guys have enjoyed great success regionally with multiple No. 1s, and we can’t think of a better act to introduce to Nashville and the rest of the nation than Carved Records’ first Country signing, No Justice.”
The No Justice team includes veteran Nashville artist manager Scott Welch of Scott Welch Management and veteran agent Jon Folk of Red 11 Music.
“Jon and I are excited about the partnership between No Justice and Carved Records,” says No Justice manager, Scott Welch. “The industry is going through a very challenging evolution today. To be successful in developing an artist globally, it takes great talent, work ethic, and the “special sauce” known as passion. Carved has demonstrated to all of us that they have the expertise and the “special sauce” to be one of the new forces in music.”
No Justice is currently in Nashville completing their debut album for Carved Records with producer Dexter Green. The project expands on the group’s Country, Rock and Roots sound and is scheduled for a late spring 2010 release.
For more information on No Justice and Carved Records, visit: www.NoJustice.com and www.CarvedRecords.com. For label inquiries: info@CarvedRecords.com.