Exceleration Music has made a monetary funding in India-headquartered impartial report label, Azadi Information, marking its first partnership in Asia.
The corporate didn’t disclose the scale of its funding in Azadi, however famous that it’ll additionally present Azadi with entry to its world community and infrastructure.
Charles Caldas, a companion at Exceleration Music, will assume a task on Azadi Information’ board following the funding. On this capability, Caldas will contribute his experience to information and oversee the label’s technique, efficiency, and development.
The indie label was based by Mo Joshi and Uday Kapur in 2017. Mo Joshi has labored with artists similar to Akala and Joss Stone, and with touring pageant venue Chai Wallahs and UK reserving company, Diplomats of Sound.
The label has found India-based expertise like hiphop duo Seedhe Maut and Prabh Deep, the primary rapper to win a Toto Funds the Arts (TFA) music award. Azadi additionally represents producer Sez on the Beat, who has labored with Indian rappers, in addition to PnB Rock and Wealthy the Child.
In 2020, the label was named Indie Label of the 12 months by Indian music outlet, Loudest Journal.
The label’s upcoming releases embrace Seedhe Maut’s mixtape ‘Lunch Break’, an EP from Ranj & Clifr, and a collaborative album by UK-based rappers Sonnyjim & PAVAN.
“Due to our partnership with Exceleration, Azadi Information is poised to enter a brand new part of development whereas sustaining our independence. I sit up for working carefully with Charles and the remainder of the workforce to additional develop the enterprise, whereas persevering with to assist our artists and assist amplify their voices amongst native and world audiences,” mentioned Azadi Information CEO and Co-Founder Mo Joshi.
“Due to our partnership with Exceleration, Azadi Information is poised to enter a brand new part of development whereas sustaining our independence.”
Mo Joshi, Azadi Information
Charles Caldas, Companion at Exceleration Music, added: “Our mission at Exceleration is to work with exceptional, culturally significant labels and entrepreneurs, and Azadi undoubtedly matches that mildew.
“Since I met Mo in Mumbai in 2018 it was clear to me that what he was constructing at Azadi was particular. Fearless, revolutionary, and socially conscious, Azadi has the hallmarks of an awesome impartial label, and I sit up for serving to Mo and the Azadi workforce obtain their full potential.”
The Azadi partnership provides to Exceleration’s increasing portfolio of label companions, which already consists of names like Mother+Pop Music, Kill Rock Stars, SideOneDummy, and Heroic Music Group.
“Since I met Mo in Mumbai in 2018 it was clear to me that what he was constructing at Azadi was particular.”
Charles Caldas, Exceleration Music
Exceleration was fashioned by music trade figures together with Glen Barros, Amy Dietz, John Burk, Dave Hansen, and Charles Caldas. The corporate invests in impartial labels and artists.
The corporate says that it provides providers to entrepreneurs looking for capital for enlargement or an exit from their investments.
Exceleration’s roster additionally consists of partnerships with labels similar to Alligator, Bloodshot, Candid, The Ray Charles Basis/Tangerine, and +1 Information.
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