James Morrison signs to Cooking Vinyl16 March 2023 - Press release
THE NEW DEAL WILL COMMENCE WITH THE RELEASE OF NEW MUSIC TOWARDS THE END OF THIS YEAR
The chart-topping, multi-Platinum singer-songwriter James Morrison has signed a worldwide artist services deal with Cooking Vinyl. The deal will commence with the release of new music towards the end of this year, leading up to the release of Morrison’s sixth studio album.
James Morrison said, “I’m delighted to be working with Rob and the team at Cooking Vinyl on this new album. I felt their enthusiasm and belief in me from the first moment I met them, and that’s everything to me. I’m looking forward to giving them a special album that they can get to work on.”
James Morrison’s manager, Paul McDonald at Closer Artists, commented: “I first met Martin Goldschmid at the start of Cooking Vinyl in ’86 and any indie label that has stayed in business for 37 years must have been doing something right. They were the originators of the artist services deal and we look forward to them being custodians of this new phase of James’ recording career. I feel very comfortable with that idea.”
Rob Collins, Managing Director at Cooking Vinyl added, “Cooking Vinyl has come a long way since our first artist services signing Billy Bragg in 1993, and now with the signing of an artist of James’ calibre it signals our intent to continue the success we have seen with Nina Nesbitt and Passenger.”
The deal with Cooking Vinyl will add a new chapter to the phenomenally successful career of James Morrison. His debut album ‘Undiscovered’ went straight to #1 in 2006 and has since been certified 5 x Platinum in recognition of more than 1.5 million domestic sales. It commences a career which has added another #1 record plus a further three Top 10 albums. He has also scored numerous single hits too, including ‘Broken Strings’ with Nelly Furtado (#2), his instant classic breakthrough ‘You Give Me Something’ (#5), ‘I Won’t Let You Go’ (#5), ‘You Make It Real’ (#7) and ‘Wonderful World’ (#8).
The BRIT Award winner has collaborated with artists as varied as Paul Weller, Nelly Furtado, Diane Warren, Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson, Joss Stone and Jessie J. His fanbase remains strong to this day, with 4.5 million monthly listeners at Spotify, while shows in support of his 2022 ‘Greatest Hits’ album included a sold-out 23-date UK headline tour.