The team at Create Culture Records (also known as C2 Records) is looking forward to the prospects of a fresh new year. They recently completed our final days of reviewing applicants for Music Madness contest on January 2nd, 2021 and announced the Top 64 selections. The contest was open to all genres of music and C2 Records received hundreds of applications from across the United States. Congratulations to the following contestants who were named to the contest, and who will begin competition on January 14, 2021. Here is a list of some of the contestants that were notified on January 2nd, 2021 of their selection into Music Madness contest. Follow them on the C2 Music Madness portal, as well as other social media sites.
|· Alissa Musto||· Heaven Lee||· Rachel Dudley|
|· Amir Akram||· Ja’Leeyna||· Ron Sings|
|· Angeyo||· Jacob Melton||· Ryan Travis|
|·Anthony Sundquist||· Jessica Ricca||· Ryane|
|· Apex Hollow||· Jewelie Jewel||· Sadia|
|· Benton||· John Lewis||· Shakia Chanel|
|· Black Valentine||· Julian Fulco Perron||· Shani Shanell|
|· Bobby Hustle||· Kai the MC||· Shannon Lahiff|
|· Brittany Anne||· Kanysha||· Sinless Origins|
|· Caleb Hacker||· Kelley Lennon||· Sophie Mae|
|· Carious||· Lezli P||· Soul Flow|
|· Couch Musicians||· Luke the Kid||· Steven James|
|· Deefinea$$||· Micheal Fordays||· Teagan Vick|
|· Dymend Pórl||· Mike Richards||· The Beat Brothers Band|
|· Ebony Hazel||· Mo Nicole||· Ursula Harris|
|· Exxdout||· Pierre Gervais||· Willie G|
|· Grey Wulf||· President jers||· 813kdubb|
The founder of C2 Records, Phil Oakley, conceived the idea of launching an artist-friendly music label while visiting Graceland in May of 2020. “I was reminded how Elvis Presley crossed genres and cultures and used his music to unite people in the 60s when we saw difficult times in our Nation. It is my sincere desire to launch and all-inclusive label in the hopes of bringing people together at a time when there is so much division in our country.” The Music Madness contest is being heavily influenced by social media to give up-and-coming artists instant exposure. Create Culture Records, is an independent music label created to discover and nurture untapped musical talent. With a forward emphasis on prioritizing artists, C2 Records offers a fresh and unique view on contractual and promotional opportunities for artists by evolving the current industry standards. C2 will be announcing other members on the team that will impact the quality of these artists they are trying to push forward in the very near future.
To support participants of the Music Madness contest, C2 Records is also partnering with Los Angeles based talent management group AVM Group who will provide contestants with exposure and opportunities on the live-streaming app LIVIT. The artists selected to participate will be awarded streaming contracts valued at $800.00 or more. With over 40 million registered users worldwide, LIVIT will provide artists even greater opportunity to connect with their audience and monetize their talent. LIVIT’s focus on growing and nurturing talent, while giving them a platform to benefit financially, perfectly aligns with C2 Records.
C2 Records is also excited to announce the signing of Keelan Jones to their label. Keelan is a graduate of Colombia College School of Music and has embraced C2’s vision of creating an all-inclusive label and by releasing an album entitled, “The Light!” This is also the title of his first song on the album which will be released on, or prior to January 14th, 2021. The inspiration of this song was inspired from difficult events Keelan was facing the past year, and how staying the course helped him prevail through these difficulties.
It is by no coincidence that C2 chose to release this song as one of its first songs given the challenges the world is currently facing today, with the hopes that others will find inspiration to, “continue the fight” and not give up. After sharing his song with the leadership team at C2, Keelan commented, “Behind every phone, there is a living being who has been through something real and who has had real trials in life…so every post, and every email has a message. Our form of media holds a real meaning, and I hope my song can touch people in a positive way.”
One of the key reasons Keelan also chose to sign with C2 Records was due to the label’s approach to artist management, and music production. C2 Records breaks away from the traditional methods used by most traditional labels. By allowing their artists a broader sense of freedom in creating their music, as well as providing early compensation on royalties, C2 provides a rich environment for artists on the label to grow and create.
Last fall, C2 Records Founder Phil Oakley went to Las Vegas to meet with Keelan and share his vision for the new label. Some two months later C2 Records is excited to announce the signing of Keelan Jones. Keelan was asked why he wanted to sign with C2 Records, and he commented, “After hearing Phil’s vision for C2, and experiencing some of the hurtful truths within this industry, I had no choice but to hop on board. I believe C2 will change some standards within this industry for the better.” C2 is excited to have Keelan join the team. Phil added, “From the first moment I met him in Las Vegas I could clearly see he was a stand-up guy who represented the character and musical gifts I wanted to share with society.”
To simplify this C2 puts the artist first in many regards without placing the label’s financial needs ahead of the goal to make the artist a success. The goal is to demonstrate that the team can succeed faster if everyone drives toward the same goals.
Actual studio footage of Keelan working on his song titled, “The Light!” C2 Records is excited to announce the signing of Keelan Jones to their all-inclusive label. Keelan is a graduate of Colombia College School of Music, and has embraced C2’s vison. He will be releasing an upcoming album under the same name, “The Light!”
The contestants will navigate the contest all the way to the Top Four selections. The Top Four will share a total of $65,000 in cash and prizes being awarded. C2 Records is providing production, marketing of songs, and artist coaching to name a few perks offered to the Top Four participants in Music Madness. Details and competition calendar dates can be found at the website. Music Madness will also feature public voting to help determine stage winners. Public voting will begin soon on January 14th, 2021 so join us online and help make the talented artists in Music Madness the next breakout music star!