Month: February 2018
For immediate Release: Opening of Soul America International Records A New Major Independent Chicago Record Label
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.
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 Arista, BMG 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.
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.
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.
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.
Next Project-National Auditions to develop a “Destiny Child Type Girl Group.”
Recent initiatives to address
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)
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You may also reach Soul America International A&R Director Don Adams at 773 431-7732. He will present to host the event.