Lucky Hound Music—a new independent artist development label committed to building careers of music artists from “the ground up”—has launched, offering support in every aspect of music and visual production facilities, publishing and licensing, as well as marketing and distribution.
“In an industry of constant change, how artists and their music is made and experienced by fans demands an attention to authenticity and quality,” said Grammy-winning engineer/producer Stuart Sullivan, a principal partner with Lucky Hound Music. “That’s why our approach is to build everything with the artist—from the art to the career—from the ground up.”
Lucky Hound’s team includes a diverse group of business minds and production experts, including licensing, publishing and distribution partners based in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville, and recording and video production partners and facilities based just outside Austin. To support its artist needs, Lucky Hound Music utilizes the world-class audio and sound stage production campus of the Studios At Fischer in the Texas Hill Country, as well as other facilities in key markets around the country.
“We’re strategically located in the four major creative markets in the U.S., where we have access for our artists to key film/TV industry leaders and influencers, as well as the best producers, engineers, songwriters and marketing gurus in the business,” said Steven Durr, another of the principal partners with Lucky Hound Music. “Today’s music industry is so diverse that’s it’s important for artists, especially those in the early stages of their careers, to be connected to the right people who can open doors on multiple levels of the business.”
Lucky Hound Music will focus on developing the careers of both new talent as well as seasoned artists.
In conjunction with its official launch, Lucky Hound Music is also announcing the signing of its first two artists—singer/songwriter Matthew Bell and the Next of Kin, and singer/songwriter Lani Nash. Bell is a young artist who blends folk instrumentals with stirring lyrics to create soulful grooves. Nash is a seasoned folk/pop artist whose lyrics and soothing vocals capture audiences of all ages.
“Matthew and his band reflect the kind of authentic, passionate artist Lucky Hound Music wants to support and develop,” said Steve Hennig, veteran producer/engineer and another of the Lucky Hound Music principal partners. “Opportunities for success are all around us. But every artist needs access to the best possible resources in order to make things happen.”
Hennig added, “Lani is one of those rare triple threat artists who writes, produces and performs her own work. As one of the most respected singer/songwriters in Nashville, with deep family roots in country music, her most recent single release even hit the top 40 on the Americana charts.”
For more information, visit luckyhoundmusic.com.