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Wolverhampton Wanderers launches record label

By | Published on Tuesday 21 September 2021

Wolves Records

Premier League football club Wolverhampton Wanderers has launched its own record label, Wolves Records. Why not, eh? Thankfully, the plan isn’t to put out music by the team’s players, but to invest in emerging artists in the Midlands and (eventually) beyond.

Joining the label in an A&R capacity is producer and Wolves fan S-X, who says: “I am very excited to be involved and support Wolves Records from the beginning, and am looking forward to helping identify the best local talent and working with the label’s first artists”.

Co-head of the label, Ricky Hill, adds: “I went to university in Wolverhampton, so I’ve a lot of affection for the city and the Midlands. There’s so much talent in the local area that Wolves Records is perfectly positioned and hungry to back”.

“However, this is not just about supporting local artists”, he goes on, “but a genuine and authentic move by a football club with a vast audience to penetrate the music industry and develop new and emerging talent across the world. By partnering with Warner Music and ADA, we are also able to plug into some of the best distribution available and have support from their team of experts when it comes to releasing music”.

Oh yes, I forgot to mention, Wolves has partnered with Warner Music’s label services division ADA to launch the label. Meanwhile, to aid in its search for a first signing, Wolves Records is accepting demo submissions via its website from artists not only based in Wolverhampton, but anywhere in the world.

You don’t even have to be a Wolves fan to send in your tracks. Although it might help. Come on you blues! Or whatever, I don’t know anything about football. I stick to the (correct) rule that you can like football or music but not both.