The label, which is also introducing three new acts, was co-founded by Nuclear Blast CEO Markus Staiger & Shawn Keith.
New label SharpTone Records, co-founded by Shawn Keith and Nuclear Blast CEO Markus Staiger, officially opens shop Friday (June 24), Billboard can exclusively report. The Los Angeles-based outfit, which will focus on different subgenres within rock music, will have satellite offices located in Australia, Germany and the United Kingdom.
“Developing this label has been very exciting for me,” says Keith, who has a decade of record-label and management experience. “The opportunity to partner and cultivate new and established artists working toward broadening their global potential is thrilling. SharpTone will continue to diversify and evolve as a brand for music fans to truly identify with. We are not just another record label. We are a new-music company, allowing artists to be as creative and passionate as they choose to be.”