Chess Club Records Scores Investment from Red Light Management and a New Deal with Kobalt's AWAL

Founders Peter McGaughrin & Will Street.

Chess Club Records has scored a partnership with Red Light Management and AWAL.

Chess Club Records has confirmed a brand new milestone in its quick 12-year historical past.

Red Light Management founder Coran Capshaw has signed on as an investor the London-based indie label.  In addition, Chess Club has signed a worldwide distribution take care of Kobalt’s recording firm, AWAL.

Will Street and Peter McGaughrin, the indie label’s founders and operators, confirmed the information earlier right now.  The information comes as Chess Club prepares a number of releases from its rising roster younger expertise.  This contains 16-year-old pop singer/songwriter Alfie Templeman, 22-year-old rocker Phoebe Green, 20-year-old Swedish pop singer Yaeger, West London alt-rock quartet Bloxx, and Welsh electronica artist Casi & The Blind Harpist.

Street and McGaughrin first launched Chess Club Records following the success Chess Club dwell nights in London.  They had played host to acts together with MGMT, Bon Iver, Lykke Li, Laura Marling, Florence & The Machine, Mumford & Sons, Bombay Bicycle Club, and The XX.

Since its founding, the indie label has launched music by Wolf Alice, Jungle, M Ø, Mumford & Sons, Chet Faker, Billie Marten, Sundara Karma, Tove Styrke, Easy Life, Pumarosa, Local Natives, White Lies, Skott, and Swim Deep, amongst others.

Chess Club confirmed it’s going to proceed to signal new acts, and can now use Red Light’s sources, together with advertising, artistic providers, model partnership, radio, and on-line groups.  In addition, the label will take full benefit AWAL’s recording distribution providers.  Chess Club had beforehand launched music by means of a three way partnership with RCA Records.

Speaking in regards to the information, McGaughrin defined,

Having partnered with Red Light for my administration enterprise, I’ve seen first-hand how wealthy the worldwide useful resource in touring, advertising, radio, manufacturers, festivals is inside the firm is and the way long-term artist growth is the core philosophy.

It seems like a pure match and we’re excited for the following part Chess Club.”

Street added,

An indie ethos and tradition has been on the middle every little thing we’ve got constructed from our method to releasing music to collaborating with artists.

So, to now have the chance to completely stand on our personal two toes could be very thrilling.”


Featured picture courtesy Chess Club Records and Red Light Management.