Ted Joseph To Manage Relaunched Kalimba Music

EWF founder Maurice White created indie label in late ‘90s

Ted Joseph has been appointed label manager for Kalimba Music, relaunched last year by Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White. In his new role, Joseph will also be working with Kalimba CEO and White manager Art Macnow.

During a 21-year stint at Warner Bros. Records, Joseph served as director of marketing and worked with such artists as Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, Prince and Rod Stewart. Most recently a consultant to various indie labels, Joseph was also president of independent label Odds On Records (Air Supply).

Kalimba, originally established in the late ‘90s, formally signaled its industry re-entry with the June reissue of Earth, Wind & Fire’s 2003 album The Promise (which hit No. 19 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums). The new digitally remastered collector’s edition features the 2014 remix single “Never.” Kalimba’s first artist signing is keyboardist/composer Greg Manning. His debut album for the label, “Dance With You,” is being released July 8 and features lead single, “Cruisin’ Down the Road.”

“The vision for the label is simple,” says Joseph. “It’s a boutique organization looking more for great quality artists who have some past touring experience and charted recordings. Our goal is to work hands-on with these artists to guide their careers to the next level.”


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