Jazz Specialist New Soil Announces Three New Partnerships | Labels

Jazz-focused label services and artist management team New Soil announced three new partnerships, with Mushroom Half Hour, Bridge The Gap and Women In Jazz.

As part of its new partnership with South African label Mushroom Half Hour, New Soil will co-release drummer Tumi Mogorosi’s new album, Group Theory: Black Music.

The company has also partnered with talent incubator Bridge The Gap to co-publish the music of three rising stars of the UK jazz scene: Jackson Mathod, Raffy Bushman and James Copus.

Finally, New Soil has entered into a formal partnership with Women In Jazz, a hub in the growth and support of UK talent, which will allow both parties to develop a label offering.

New Soil was founded by former Sony executive Fred Bolza (pictured) and is part of the Marathon Music Group.

Since its launch two years ago, it has released two albums by members of the London jazz scene: Intra-I by Theon Cross and Liminal Space by Ill Considered, the latter backed by a campaign to launch the entire catalog of the digital services group. Additionally, he has worked with concert promoter Church of Sound to build a label offering that, from 2023, will make highlights from his music archive available.

He also signed two new artists: Tyroneisaacstuart and Matters Unknown, Jonny Enser’s debut project of Nubiyan Twist, both of which will be releasing music this year. Additionally, Binker Golding has joined Theon Cross on New Soil’s management roster.

Fred Bolza, Managing Director and Co-Founder of New Soil, said, “Over the coming months, New Soil will continue to explore ways to develop meaningful relationships with anyone committed to nurturing and growing the music ecosystem. and to jointly tend to its fruits so that it may continue to prosper for many years to come.

Paul-René Albertini, President and CEO of Marathon Music Group, added: “We are very grateful to work with inspiring artists and entrepreneurs through our New Soil imprint. It’s been an exciting journey so far and we can’t wait to see what lies ahead.

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