Introducing the only music solutions company showcasing the hottest emerging artists from around the globe: Breaking Sound. With 60+ events monthly spanning across all major cities in the world and a global 24/7 internet radio network, they are empowering independent, unsigned, and emerging buzzworthy talent like never before.
Founded by Calvin Goldspink and helmed by his seasoned team including Head of Music Yael Kempe (who has worked on the A&R production team for X Factor, America’s Got Talent, and the development team of Fifth Harmony), Breaking Sound have firsthand seen the struggles and lack of support for new artists. The collective goes beyond just a new artist platform, they have made this platform their mission to genuinely help the music community and calm the unnerving process of breaking into this industry on your own. Calvin Goldspink was a part of the successful Simon Fuller/Universal Records franchise S Club, selling over 5 million records and a TV series under his belt by the age of 15. Two years later, he starred in the CW’s Life Is Wild and had roles in Lifetime's William & Kate as well as FOX's X-Men Origins. Leaving his British childhood behind, Goldspink wrote his 2014 debut EP The Lemon Tree over the course of four years living in Hollywood. However, once detaching himself from the mainstream pop world, his experience putting out an independent and unsigned release proved to be equally fulfilling as was frustrating. He responded by creating Breaking Sound, with the goal of making an accessible yet premium performance platform for artists to play live and showcase to industry tastemakers.
Goldspink states, “Having had the chance to see inside the mainstream music industry’s tight bubble, releasing music independently has given me perspective on the areas that need attention. Emerging artists are the source of the entire industry. Breaking Sound provides a platform to help support artists at their inception and has become the mission statement for my team and I to take on.”
Breaking Sound has now expanded into 15 cities worldwide including major hubs like London, Los Angeles, Nashville, and New York. With 300 artists performing a month, they’re selling 3,000 monthly tickets and counting, and garnering 3-5 million social media impressions across their talent’s 50,000 follower count. Specializing in 250 capacity rooms, from gothic libraries to circus themed bars, each show is a uniquely curated experience for both fans and artists. Alumni talent includes Lauv, lovelytheband, Remi Wolf, Sam Fischer, and The Marías before they were signed. Breaking Sound have additionally partnered with the likes of iHeart, Live Nation, Sessions, Soho House, Splice, Westfield, Quadio, among others. Over the past year, the company has expanded rapidly and though COVID-19 has placed the majority of live music on hold, unprecedented circumstances have paved the way for Goldspink and his A-team to catapult the collective to new levels.
This month Breaking Sound launches ‘Breaking Sound - My Story’ hosted by Kage Sanderson (Capitol Records). The podcast goes down memory lane with rising talent and delves into their true origin stories, how it all began and what their journeys have been like since they vowed their lives to the stage. The new series premieres with The Shadowboxers, an ensemble noted for their three-part vocal harmonies and soft rock veneer. From their start as a backing band for the Indigo Girls to working and touring alongside mentor Justin Timberlake, the trio of Scott Tyler, Matt Lipkins, and Adam Hoffman bridge the gap between classic, harmony-driven melodies and contemporary pop-R&B rhythms as they carve out their lane as the modern-day Bee Gees. Here they talk about how they got their start, where they're heading and how sending a tweet to Justin Timberlake led to them opening for him on his Man of The Woods Arena Tour.
Season 1 features more episodes to come with Cab Ellis, Kaleena Zanders, Luke Burr, Maude Latour, Valentina Cy, and Wolves. Listen to Episode 1 with The Shadowboxers on Apple or Spotify.
Stay tuned as Breaking Sound prepares to dominate the remainder of 2021 and kick off 2022 with a slew of new announcements and developments.