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Monday, 20 September 2021

Prioritising the musicians: new boutique, artist-led record label and streaming platform, October House Records launches next month

October House Records
October House Records (OHR), which launches on 1 October 2021, is a new venture by composer and cellist Colin Alexander which will run as both a record label and a paid-for subscription streaming/download platform. It is a boutique online record store run by musicians, whose releases will not be available on any other platform or website

OHR's funding model is intended to prioritise the artists and 85% of royalties will go to artists. Releases will happen four times per year, with coordinated batches of new releases by multiple artists with each of them contributing to each other’s PR efforts by working together with the name 'October House Records'.

OHR will offer listeners the option to stream all releases for a monthly subscription fee whilst also being able to download EP’s and albums for a fee. Downloads will also be available to non-subscribing guests too, as will gift purchases, and a radio channel, playing our entire collection (in a constantly randomised order), will also be available to subscribers. 

The label has an artistic panel whose role form an advisory body which will guide the direction of the label’s output whilst having the opportunity to release their own individual projects and collaborations as and when they wish. Currently the panel is Colin Alexander (coordinator), Max Baillie, Bishi Bhattacharya, David Buckley, Mira Calix, Kit Downes, Shiva Feshareki, inti figgis-vizueta, Antoine Francoise, Jas Kayser, Soosan Lolavar, Zoë Martlew, Misha Mullov-Abbado, Lauri Porra, Jasmin Kent Rodgman, Love Ssega, Shri Sriram, Héloïse Werner and Ayanna Witter-Johnson.

Releases are confirmed for October 2021 and January 2022. October sees releases by Jasmin Kent Rodgman, Zoë Martlew, Colin Alexander, Love Ssega, Max Baillie & Leafcutter John, Héloïse Werner, Max Baillie & Colin Alexander, Kit Downes & Shiva Feshareki, Ongemang, and David Buckley.

Full details from the October House Records website.

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