Following our 10th anniversary celebrations in 2018, we started a new phase of growth with the development of our executive team. From Sept 2018, industry experts Amy Pearce and Mike Bartlett will joined Edition as Associate Directors.
Our reputation is based on boldness and creative new thinking. We have welcomed a wealth of European and American talent to our roster; artists attracted by a global distribution infrastructure and a fresh effective promotional approach. Recent success stories have included a Mercury nominated album, Associate Label partnerships with both Kings Place / London and Turner Sims / Southampton and becoming a official curator on Apple Music.
Edition’s success and longevity is credited to the passion of founding CEO Dave Stapleton, coupled with the international success of many of his artists including Phronesis, Dinosaur and Verneri Pohjola, who have returned repeatedly to collaborate with Edition. By building the executive team, Edition has the opportunity to rethink how a modern record label can operate in the 21st century and how best to collaborate with creative jazz artists in the development of their careers.
Amy Pearce, our Director of Global Strategy, explains; “After programming and promoting jazz for 18 years I am relishing the opportunity to work strategically with a range of clients. Edition are a bold and innovative music company – nimble in their approach, dedicated to their artists and creative in seeking new audiences for the music. I’m delighted to bring my experience and network of international relationships to the table – to support the artists already on the label, to welcome new talent and to maximise our global impact.”
Mike Bartlett’s career to date has taken him through stints at all of the major labels (including Universal, where he had responsibility for an extensive jazz roster). He founded his own company in 2014, working with labels and artists. Mike, who’s new new role has taken on Director of Business Strategy, said “I’ve worked with jazz labels for many years, and I’m really excited to get involved with Edition at this key point in its development. It’s an incredible label with a fantastic team, and massive potential. The future is bright for independent labels who can take advantage of the huge range of opportunities on offer in the current market. I’m looking forward to supporting Edition’s existing roster and new signings, as we build a global platform”.
New Music. New Thinking.