Joe Kelly, president of CDX, has announced the relaunch of CDX Records, in addition to offering label services to new artists and heritage artists releasing new music along with their catalogs. CDX Records originally launched in 1992, in the peak of the country club/nightclub era, with the release of “Cotton Eyed Joe” with vocals by Joe Bob Barnhill, which became an instant hit among dance-halls across the world. For more information contact Joe here.
CDX Label Services will offer artists the opportunity to build the right team, within their budget, to maximize their promotional efforts. Everything from physical product manufacturing to digital/physical distribution, product one sheets, to radio promotion teams and marketing will be services offered by the new division of the company.
“I have a whole new vision of where we are going to take CDX within the music industry. Everyone automatically puts us in the category of servicing music to radio which we will continue to do, but we are much more than that,” says Joe Kelly. “For years, CDX has helped point artists in the right direction of lawyers, producers, publicists, and promoters without ever showing favoritism to any company. Now, we are just going to be offering that service up as a standalone business.”
CDX Records and CDX Label Services will not be hiring an in-house promotion or publicity staff. The company will continue recommending independent companies to fill those positions as every artist is different, and every promoter and publicist must be selected individually to fit the needs of each specific artist.
“I learned so much working for industry icons Paul Lovelace, George Collier and Jim Foglesong,” added Kelly. “I am excited to use that expertise to help further new artist careers as well as collaborate with heritage artists.”
Kelly began his label career in 1999 with Intersound Country and Platinum Entertainment working as a Regional Director of Promotion. In 2001, Kelly joined Blue Diamond Records as Label Vice President overseeing all marketing, sales, and publicity. In 2004, Kelly moved up Music Row to join George Collier as VP of Label Operations of Aspirion Records, home of Collin Raye, Joe Nichols, T. Graham Brown, John Corbett and others where he remained until 2011 when he returned to CDX.
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