News December 15, 2020

Sony Music and Christian Lo Russo launch new label, Arcadia Records

Sony Music and Christian Lo Russo launch new label, Arcadia Records

There’s a new record label in town, with Christian Lo Russo, the executive director and founder of The Artist Studio, teaming up with Sony Music Entertainment Australia to launch Arcadia Records.

The new joint venture will be the home of a range of new Australian artists that Lo Russo and Sony Music will sign, A&R, market, promote and release together.

The two parties already have history, with Lo Russo’s music career taking off in the early 2000s as part of pop-rock outfit Amy Meredith. The group signed to Sony Music Entertainment Australia in 2008.

From there, his career shifted to artist management and development. He worked with 5 Seconds of Summer including co-writing songs for their debut EP and album.

In 2015, he opened The Artist Studio which assists aspiring artists to connect with a network of artists, songwriters and producers. It is now home to Sydney artist MAY-A, who is managed by Lo Russo and signed to Sony Music for Australia and New Zealand earlier this year.

The chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand, Denis Handlin, said he’s thrilled the company can continue its long association with Lo Russo.

“Christian’s creative vision and dedication is exceptional, and we look forward to working with him and the incredibly talented artists in their long-term career development,” he said.

Lo Russo said he can’t wait to see what magic the joint venture creates.

“It’s been a wild ride since I kicked off my music career and I love that it has come full circle and I’m back with the Sony Music family. I’m stoked to join forces with Denis Handlin and the team who really get the vision, artistry and ethos of Arcadia Records, and the incredible artists that make The Artist Studio so special,” he said.

“I’m excited to help launch artist careers, but also play a part in building the network and community to drive the future of Australian music.”

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