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Congratulations to MDM Recordings Inc. on Becoming the #1 Independent Country Label in Canada by Marketshare
February 23, 2016

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Well, we are almost there - to spring that is. You can almost feel it can't you? Seems like we were just celebrating Christmas, and now we are two thirds of the way done with February. The start of 2016 has, by far, been the busiest start to any year we have had. We currently have Bobby Wills, Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke, The Lovelocks and Beverley Mahood all with singles out at radio, David James' new single coming, recent EP releases from Texada, and EP releases coming from The Lovelocks, David James, Bobby Wills and Chad Brownlee by the end of April 2016. It puts a lot of pressure on our team, but they are pros and we are working hard to make sure we hit the marks and make radio's job as easy as we can to play our artists' music.

We had a major first for our camp last week as the first set of Mediabase radio market shares were released for 2016, and lo and behold for the first time EVER, MDM Recordings Inc is the number 1 independent country label in Canada by marketshare. I set a goal for myself years ago when I first started the company that one day we would achieve this, and we did it! I share this incredible feat with all of our artist roster and support staff who pour their heart and soul into everything we do. It is an amazing accomplishment for our team - WELL DONE GANG!

We also launched the MDM Recordings "This is Our Jam" jam line last week! It's a cool little idea we came up with that has a tasty jam picked by each of our artists on the roster packed into a cool little gift box. I've included a photo of it above and if you want one (for those in Canada) you can order direct from the MDM Recordings merch website. Personally, I love this promo item. It was so much fun to create, and the response so far from those who have received it has been amazing.

 
  The Lovelocks


The Lovelocks' new EP Born To Love will be released on March 4.

The latest single "Home Sweet Home" off the upcoming EP is at radio now and the video can be seen on CMT and on YouTube. "Home Sweet Home" has dazzled Canadian country music fans, becoming the #1 selling single by a Canadian country artist (week of January 26, 2016). To celebrate the new release, the Born To Love album release party will be taking place on March 10 in Toronto, ON, and tickets are on sale now.

 
 
David James
David will release his new EP Songs About A Girl on March 11. The new EP includes the upcoming single "Lonely Girl," which hits radio on March 8. The EP release party will be held in Winnipeg, MB on March 16, and more details about tickets will be released soon.

David was also recently announced as a performer at Boots & Hearts, taking place this August in Oro-Medonte, ON. More information about David's upcoming release is available in the full press release.



 
 
Bobby Wills



Bobby's latest single "Won't You Be Mine" recently entered the Top 10 at Canadian country radio, and more info about his upcoming album will be announced soon.

Bobby was announced as a performer at Cavendish Beach Must Festival this summer and will be hitting the stage at Country Thunder in Calgary, AB this summer as well. Look for more tour dates to be announced soon.

 
 

Beverley Mahood
Beverley's new single "New Religion" is at radio now and was released on iTunes and Spotify on January 29. Get the single on iTunes, or check it out on Spotify.

For more information about Beverley's new music, check out the full press release.



 
 
Jess Moskaluke



Jess' second single "Take Me Home" off her Kiss Me Quiet EP is at radio now and was the #1 most added song at Canadian country radio the week of February 8.

This summer, Jess will be performing at Country Thunder in Calgary, Havelock Country Jamboree, Manitoulin Country Fest, and the new Trackside Festival in London, ON. More tour dates will be announced soon and the video for the new single "Take Me Home" is coming soon.

 
 
Chad Brownlee
Chad's latest single "Hearts On Fire" is at Canadian country radio now and recently entered the Top 10 on the Canadian country radio charts. Chad's new album will be out on April 29.

This past weekend, Chad was featured on Rogers Hometown Hockey in Abbotsford, BC, with two performances broadcast across Canada. Chad was also in Toronto last week to perform at the Corus Entertainment building for a mix of industry people, and performed at the Tim Horton Children's Foundation gala at the Royal York on Friday night. This summer, Chad is set to perform at Havelock Country Jamboree and Country Thunder in Calgary, with more dates to be announced soon.



 
 

 
 

Tim Chaisson




Tim was recently nominated for two East Coast Music Awards for Country Album of the Year and Fans' Choice Entertainer of the Year.

Tim recently released a video of his latest single "Miss Saying Goodbye" filmed live at PEI Brewing Co. in Charlottetown, PEI.
 
 

Texada
The newest EPs Blue and Gold from Texada, Hayley's new project, were released to iTunes and Spotify on February 5. Recently the track "All My Life" off the Blue EP has been added to Spotify Canada's Viral Hits playlist, and both EPs are getting a lot of love from listeners. Both EPs also reached the Top 10 on the iTunes charts the weekend of release.


   
 
 
Check out the video for "Walking On The Moon" from the Blue EP.
 
 

ABOUT MDM RECORDINGS INC.: Founded in 2008, MDM Recordings Inc. (MDM) has evolved from one man's passionate vision, to an award-winning, global operation with a presence throughout North America and Australia. Crowned the 2015 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Award Record Company of the Year, the Toronto based music label, distributor and artist management company, MDM, was created by Mike Denney. Denney, the 2014 and 2015 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Award Record Person of the Year, founded the organization fuelled by a personal drive to put the music back in the music business. To achieve this he strategically built a devout, like-minded group of leading industry professionals; a team affectionately referred to as the “road family.” Award-winning musician/producer Mitch Merrett joined in partnership with MDM in the fall of 2009, bringing his vast creative, musical and business acumen to expand organizational activity and talent roster. In strategic complement to expand the scope of offerings to represented artists, in 2012 MDM partnered with CCS Rights Management to launch a new music publishing business, Little Red Bungalow. MDM is proudly distributed through Universal Music Canada.


 
 


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