Coventry University College student Alexander Cairns breaks into the music industry with his record label Alex Records UK. Based in South West London Alex Records UK is a small independent record label founded in 2013. The record label currently has an impressive 5 acts on the books.
Alex Records UK covers a number of music genres including pop, rock and jazz. The most recent artist to join was; jazz/swing singer Sam Lawrence. Sam’s debut single “No Diggity ft. Billy C” featured in the UK Top 200 iTunes Charts following its release.
Other acts include rap artist Sam Badgery, DJ Sam Day and acoustic guitarist Amy Wyatt. Over the past year, Alex Records UK has helped these artists create a solid fan base and boost their online presence.
After originally managing the band Young Hood (YGHD), Alex wanted to look for new and creative ways to continue working with music. It was this desire to explore the music industry which led to the creation of; Alex Records UK; a new and exciting record label that would keep Alex’s passion for music alive.
Being the ambitious type Alex hopes to not only expand his record label in the UK market through signing more artists and organising more events, but he also hopes to expand the business on a global scale. Alex commented on his future for the label:
I would like to first dominate the American market and create Alex Records USA, then moving onto Australia to create Alex Records Australia.
Alex is currently studying BA (Hons) Management and Leadership at Coventry University College. He discussed how his course has benefited his business:
It has not only helped me run the business in a more professional manner but studying at CUC has helped me improve my organisational skills. My confidence has also grown substantially as well as my knowledge and understanding of the subject area. This in turn has helped me when planning meetings with producers and potential artists.
Are you interested in being signed by Alex Records UK? Why not visit their Facebook page for further information.