BraveWords.com has announced the formation of BraveWords Records Ltd. Their initial plans are to be “fully competitive with the current label marketplace”, to exceed it, and to work with both established and new artists.
As a company that already works with labels, promoters, agencies, and artist managers they feel they can also provide “visibility” for releases. They revealed motto is: BraveWords Records. It’s “Where Music Lives”. They are also encouraging label submissions to be made at BraveWords Records.
BraveWords’ “Metal” Tim Henderson says:
For decades we’ve seen thousands of bands get misguided, mismanaged and mistreated. We intend to respect the artist and their passion to create. We will walk with you and work with you to help achieve all your goals.
And this is not a one-off venture; like you the artist, we are in this for the long-haul as our resumes exhibit. We won’t give up on you. There will be an extensive action plan before and after your release that will be acted upon and accounted for. Your success is our success.
Label President, Giles Lavery adds:
To be asked to come onboard as part of the founding team of partners here at our new label BraveWords Records is very exciting, we are looking forward to offering something unique, we collectively have what it takes to objectively look at each and every signing and access each artists needs on a one by one basis.
The seed was planted in 1994 with the launch of Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles Magazine which ran for nearly 15 years and became the longest-running and biggest hard rock and heavy magazine in Canadian history. At its peak, BW&BK produced 40,000 copies in 40 countries, almost every magazine containing a unique full-length CD sampler called KnuckleTracks, which included the finest heavy music of the day. The magazine interviewed and featured all the heavyweights of the genre including AC/DC, Metallica, Slayer, Led Zeppelin, Megadeth, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motörhead, KISS, King Diamond, Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, Sepultura, Iced Earth, In Flames, Behemoth, Slipknot and many more!
With the rapid spread of the world wide web, BraveWords.com was born in 2000 and quickly became the CNN of heavy metal. With its team of global writers and photographers, the site flourished with 24/7 updated news, features, reviews, audio, video and the Metal Market which has become instrumental for fans to find their favorite music. Today the site has seen a 25% increase in recent months and proudly serves 10,000 visitors a day from around the world; the top 5 countries being the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany and Sweden. The site caters to a wide age demographic from the late teens into those metalheads in their 60s, with a nearly 50/50 between men and women. A true United Nations of heavy metal!
Over time, BraveWords has worked with thousands of labels, bands, promoters, publicists, marketing companies around the world and its prolific partners include Iron Maiden’s Trooper Beer, Metal Reels Gaming, 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise and Germany’s Summer Breeze Open Air.
25 years and counting, BraveWords wears their metal heart loudly on their sleeve, as they celebrate the greatest genre of music with the most dedicated and passionate fans on the planet!