Independent singer, songwriter and musician Cody Jinks has launched a new partnership between his label, Late August Records, and The Orchard.
Of the deal, Jinks shares, “This has been a long time in the making, as we needed to find the perfect partner to help us continue to ‘change the game,’ not only for myself, but for the many artists the label will sign in the years to come. The core of it all is about protecting the artist, making sure they own their music, copyrights, trademarks, image and likeness, and merchandise, along with educating the artist, while treating them like family.”
Additionally, Brad Navin, CEO of The Orchard, shares, “The artist always comes first at The Orchard. As a home for independent creators, we share a deep understanding with Cody about the need for bespoke campaigns tailored to the artist’s needs. Our new partnership with Late August will provide artists with the tools and support to build, sustain and elevate their global reach.”
Continually committed to supporting independent artists, Late August Records is excited to announce the label’s first signing: emerging singer, songwriter and guitarist Erin Viancourt. A Cleveland native who now calls the road home, Viancourt is set to release her debut album in May 2023.
Of the signing, Jinks shares, “Erin is a badass with every possible skill one needs to make it in this business. Beyond that, her independence dedication, kindness, confidence, coolness, determination and ‘it’ factor are just a few of the extras she brings to the table. The perfect debut artist for Late August Records.”
Erin Viancourt, photo credit: Justin Cook
Late August Records will continue to be led by Jinks and his longtime manager, Arthur Penhallow, Jr., with the addition of Stephanie Hudacek leading the label’s new Nashville office. President of Soundly Music, Hudacek is a natural fit for the role, having spent her career guiding and supporting artists across genres. Of the endeavor, Penhallow, Jr. shares, “I met Stephanie years ago and realized very quickly that she has no ceiling, and if the right opportunity came along to bring her in, I would. The opportunity is this deal. It will require incredible talent to lead and Stephanie has that and then some.”
Throughout his ground-breaking career, Jinks has sold over 2 million equivalent units, garnered over 3 billion streams across platforms, has 2.4 million monthly Spotify listeners and recently received Pandora Radio’s Billions Award, after receiving 1 billion streams on the platform.