Month: February 2018

For immediate Release: Opening of Soul America International Records A New Major Independent Chicago Record Label 

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For Immediate Release: Opening of Soul America International Records at Major Independent Chicago Record Label 

Press Conference Major Independent Label Opening

Friday-February 16, 2018. 

  35th Street Studios-1658 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609 at 12:00 noon

CHICAGO, IL,  Friday February 16th, 2018: Bishop Gregg L.Greer will announce the opening of Soul America International Records, which is promised to become one of Chicago renowned record labels.  Many know Greer as a seasoned civil rights activist, and Huffington Post Contributing journalist working for several years with civil rights cases such as Semaj Crosby, Tamir Rice, and also aggressively working to stop Chicago Violence at Freedom First International an organization he started in 2009.

Label History 

Prior to his more recent civil rights work Greer was an independent music executive, studio owner, and sound engineer-who was once mentored under the staple of “Legendary” Chicago Producer the late Carl Davis. For the record-Davis-In the mid-1960s, he began working for Brunswick Records, where he produced Jackie Wilson’s comeback hit, “Whispers” and the million-seller, “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher“, as well as several early hits by The Chi-Lites. In 1960s Mr. Davis recorded then-Cassius Clay singing the Ben E. King hit “Stand By Me” in a New York studio with Sam Cooke coaching Clay on the vocals. He also founded the labels Dakar, home to Tyrone Davis (no relation), and Chi-Sound, whose acts included the Chi-Lites and Manchild, where the R&B singer and producer Kenneth Edmonds (aka Babyface) got his start.

In making the announcement, Greer says “Soul America International Records already has a unique spirit, cultivated by the elite group of creative record producer mavericks that he’s signing up for the label. Greer believes seasoned talent-will help  the rise of the label, they already are bringing eclectic artists they’ve worked with, and let’s not forget Produce Hits. For example one of our first acts is JuJuan Williams-who is associated with R.Kelly’s group Public Announcement, Williams will be among the first acts to be released off the label. Jujuan has written for artist on AristaBMG was well.

“I’m excited and honored about-What God is about to do in Chicago-said, Don Adam who has stepped into the Director of A&R pilot’s seat of this incredible “new record label” Adams said “I couldn’t be more excited to uphold-The legacy of Chicago Soul Music and long-term development of vital artists—a principle that has been the touchstone of my entire career as a Gospel Music Director. I look forward to suiting up as the newest member of the “top Notch” Artist Development squad at The Soul America International Records Group,-Adams also states, “we have the opportunity of a lifetime to shine the Soul America International spotlight forward to another generation of “Soul” music fans worldwide.” 

Soul America’s Hit making production team is called “Soul by Design.” The basic recording will be done at Soul America Studios on Delano Court in South Loop (Chicago), 35th Street Studios, Chicago Recording Company CRC-a location that has hosted Micheal Jackson, R.Kelly and many more recording top acts-As well as a New York Location-TBA.

Film and Documentary Work

Greer wrote and produced an award wining documentary project  Called “The Chicago Way,” which premiered at the Gene Siskel Black Harvest Film Festival in 2017- the first of many documentary and eventually feature films that Greer expects to produce.    

http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/chicago-way-blueprint-bronzeville 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7243364/

Social Responsibility Platform

Greer also wants everyone to know-the Label will have a strong social responsibility platform at the core of its mission. When 30,000 Americans die each year due to gun violence, it is time to acknowledge that we are suffering from a modern plague. When Chicago schoolchildren are gunned down by single shooters with a high-capacity magazine, we suffer from a modern plague. I think the “Music and Movement” combination will help build a stronger anti violence message.

Label Distribution:

At Soul America-Our Distribution Network is already-Our music can be found at into iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and 150+ digital store and national partners. 

Label Areas:  

Top 40 Records,  Documentary and Film Soundtracks, Urban/R&B, Urban/R&B  Quiet, R&B: Soul, Artist Management. Production and Development. Gospel and Inspirational. 

Record Production. 

Next Project-National Auditions to develop a “Destiny Child Type Girl Group.”

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Recent initiatives to address

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WHAT:   Press Conference-Major Independent Chicago Record Label Opening-carry the “Historical” Tradition of Chicago Soul.

WHERE:  February 16, 2018 12:00 noon at 35th Street Studios 1658 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609  (773) 254-3333

WHO: Soul America International Record Executives, Gregg L.Greer Civil Rights Activist,  

WHY:  Major Independent Label to build a message, to carry Unique tradition of Chicago Soul

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizer who want change in Chicago Violence-Stating major record label. (Entertainment News)

AREA of INTEREST:

Contact (s):  Thomas Washington-Lead Media Adviser, One World Transatlantic Global Media at thomaswashingtonowl@gmail.comsoulamericarecords@gmail.com

You may also reach Soul America International A&R Director Don Adams at 773 431-7732. He will present to host the event.

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