I wondered to myself, “What do I do after winning my 3rd consecutive Grammy?" Ahhh start an Oakland-based record label owned and operated by artists and musicians.
I want to run a record label from an artist’s perspective. Storefront Records will be about collaborative works. There is so so much untapped talent in the Bay Area. I want to walk in the footsteps of the unique excellence of my Bay Area predecessors.
It's very important to me that I build Storefront Records in Oakland, CA. Our building is located in West Oakland, a neighborhood in great need of resources and opportunities.
I believe in reinvesting my success back into the local community that I grew up in. I'll be releasing my next album on Storefront Records. I always dreamt of being able to do this on my own. I'll also be taking on other artists in the future, starting an internship program that provides opportunities to local students, and producing events that spotlight small businesses and organizations that give back to our community. Uplifting this community is at the heart of our mission as a record label.
We're fundraising to get this label off the ground properly. I'll pay my hardworking team, my band, my collaborators, my engineers, and all of the creatives that I work with on my new album. We've also got to hire photographers, videographers, graphic designers, and do some marketing. We strongly believe in hiring local creatives from Oakland and the greater Bay Area. The funds will also go toward keeping my recording studio in shape, keeping the lights on at the record label, and producing events for the community. We believe in fostering relationships in our local music community so we can showcase the Bay Area's talent to the world.
Thank you so much to anyone who decides to donate and be a part of making our music scene and our community stronger.
We Produce What We Believe In And Nothing Else
More updates to come!
- Radhika R
- Jamie Freedman
- Tanja Dehne
- Marek Sedlacek
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