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Dan Caplen and YMU launch new label Leander Records

By | Published on Friday 22 January 2021

Dan Caplen

Artist management company YMU Music and singer-songwriter Dan Caplen have launched a new record label, Leander Records. The first signing to the label is… Dan Caplen!

OK, the venture has been set up specifically for Caplen to release his own material, and it doesn’t seem that there are any plans to sign other artists. The aim is for Caplen to release new music every four to six weeks, starting right now – Caplen’s first release on the label, new single ‘No Letting Go’, is out today.

“Leander Records is a true joint venture between YMU Music and Dan, with both parties investing equally in the label and sharing in its success”, says YMU Music Director Chris Dempsey. “Dan is an incredibly talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a burning desire to control his own destiny and we are excited that he has chosen to partner with us on this ambitious new project”.

“We have the infrastructure”, he continues, “including our own in-house A&R, streaming and digital divisions, to provide Dan with everything he needs to reach a global audience”.

Caplen adds: “I have a body of work that I’ve being working on in recent times that I’m really excited about and I saw this idea of a joint venture with YMU Music as an amazing opportunity to get my music out there in a way I could have some measure of control over. I’ve been signed to a major label and I’ve investigated all the various label services available, but nothing felt like giving me the autonomy I wanted than putting out my own material on my own label”.

Listen to ‘No Letting Go’ here: