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Criminal Records launches publishing division

By | Published on Wednesday 2 August 2023

Criminal Records has announced that it has launched a new publishing division, with eight artists on its roster at launch.

The artists who have signed publishing deals with the company are Popes Of Chillitown, Lori Forster of Weekend Recovery, Gypsy Pistoleros, Mike Walsh, Jayke Turl of The Last Siren, Stickman, and label founder The Kut.

The company has also agreed a deal with Purley Sounds to publish its artists in the US. On that alliance, Criminal Records’ Lisa Knight says: “We know this deal represents a major milestone for Criminal Records’ commitment to our artists’ creative vision”.

The boss of Purley Sounds, Gerard Talbot – she goes on – “has a wealth of experience and expertise, not least from his roles at Virgin, Astralwerks and with artists including Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim and Basement Jaxx. We are beyond excited to work together to bring our imprint to new audiences in North America”.

Talbot himself adds: “I’m pleased to be part of the Criminal family and look forward to being able to support and promote the artists. I hope to see them perform in Southern California soon”.