Nova Artist Services Launches To Provide a True “360 Degree” Deal For Artists
Company will combine live, distribution and publishing to assist artists signed to Nova Music in building their career
Nova Music – an artist booking agency and long standing promoter based in West London – has partnered with Million Media – a digital marketing specialist – to provide a wide range of in-demand artist services. The new company, called Nova Music Services, will provide services to artists signed to Nova Music for live booking. This will enable Nova Artist Services to combine an artist’s live performances with distribution, publishing and marketing.
Nova Music’s Founder, Sophie McCreddie, said “This exciting new venture will enable us to further assist artists we already book, promote and generally look after. We’re often the first people to discover new talent as we are consistently showcasing new music, acts that have then gone on to be signed by labels and publishers. With this partnership we can now support artists with everything they need to build their career whilst still retaining their individuality and ownership of their creations”.
Neil Cartwright, Founder of Million said, “Booking agents like Nova specialise in finding and nurturing new talent. This places them in a superb position to fill the vacuum left by the demise of the traditional record label model. We will offer our artists digital distribution, publishing and marketing to enhance their career and ensure it integrates with their live performances”.
Neil adds, “Albums are dead. Downloads are declining. Aggregators and labels only have a couple of years left before the economics force the traditional model to breaking point. Nova Artist Services is filling the void and offering talented artists the tools and services to provide music the ways their fans want it”.
About Nova Music
Nova Music was founded by Sophie McCreddie in 2008. Being a musician herself Sophie has built Nova Music on understanding the plight of an unsigned musician and the hurdles, unfulfilled promises and pressures this presents. Through a passion for music and dedication to showcasing new music of all genres Nova has built a name for itself as a trusted promoter and a company that nurtures musicians and builds trusted relationships with acts they represent. Nova has been the first port of call for many musicians just starting out on the live circuit, many having their first ever gig at a Nova Presents night. It is intrinsic to the Nova philosophy that all acts are looked after, made welcome and supported as they grow; something that was glaringly lacking when Sophie herself started out on the scene. Nova are also behind The Music League (est. 2009) a new music platform which sees acts involved playing high profile venues and has a main stage festival slot as its ultimate prize whilst giving a voice to dedicated new music fans.
Million is a digital marketing agency founded in 2005 by Neil Cartwright. It provides services to a range of companies in Entertainment ranging from websites, social media, digital distribution & publishing. During its time clients past and present have included Jamiroquai, The Prodigy, ITB, Channel4, O2, Mama Group and ATC management.
Neil Cartwright will be presenting ’10 Ways To Promote Your Act For Less Than €1,000’ at the Hamburg Rock City on September 19th