FOR RELEASE ON 1st December 2021 AT 08:00
Contact: Mrs. Margareta Kutnjak Mavridis
Phone: +385 98 1745 497
Count Zero Records signs production deal with Croatian stars
(Zagreb, Croatia, 12/01/21) The genre-defying label’s success in Europe drives growth for the ambitious indie label and enables a new project with a Croatian superstar team.
Count Zero Records will be teaming up with Marko Tomasovic, Alexander Valencic and Ana Boric to produce a song with Venezuelan Reality TV Star, Lawyer and Musical artist Jerry Gabriel Vale De Los Rios, also know as Christian Vale. Vale has recently appeared in Nova TV’s production “Supertalent” on Croatian TV and has stunned audiences with his voice and charms.
The song and music video will be released just in time for Christmas and will feature Mr. Vale’s uncompromising charm as well as his full voice in a song that will merge the best of Croatia and South America.
“We have been very excited about the growth of our label with over 20 recent chart placements – the expansion to Croatia was a logical next step. With Marko Tomasovic we are bringing on board not only a music industry veteran, but an outstanding individual that is one of the entire regions most treasured songsmiths – and an amazing individual. Mr. Valencic has participated in Eurovision an outstanding six times with various countries and is an industry giant. With Mrs. Ana Boric we have the most lively, clever and experienced exec producer and promo runner one could wish for – A Dream Team” says Georg P. Mavridis, President of the group.
With over 30 bands and artists requesting to join the label daily, and over 30.000 applications per year, Count Zero Records’ reputation not only precedes the company but also drives the growth. Artist confidence in the label is high and the company has prescribed itself a 100% ethical approach, ingraining values of honesty and truthfulness in the companies DNA in an industry that is notorious for being shady.
“Count Zero Records is a label started by artists, made for artists and run by managers – That’s three things usual indie labels don’t have. The typical development of a label out of a studio or a lawyers’ backroom is usually driven by technical or legal personnel and sets their business approach as controversial to artists and largely legalistic and engineering-driven. Count Zero Records is artist and fan-driven” says Margareta Kutnjak Mavridis, Head of Monte Alto Venture’s Incubator.
The label’s approach has been well-received by artists and supporters alike, and the label routinely finds itself siding with artists and fans rather than with billion-dollar-tech companies. Count Zero Records fight vigorously for its artists’ rights and decent payment. They also believe that the artist should be in control of the creative process – an alien thought too many.
“The approach to sign the best artists they can find and to enable these artists to become the best they can be might seem simplistic on the surface, but they are a far cry from many in the industry who sign artists to shape them into something the label thinks will sell.” says Marko Caleta, Director of Monte Alto Venture Group
Count Zero Records expects more signings in the new market as negotiations with certain artists are already underway.
(Record Label, Studio operator, Distributor and Publisher Count Zero Records – a leading independent record label – and all its European subsidiaries are part of the Monte Alto Venture d.o.o. group headquartered in Zagreb/Croatia in Europe. Count Zero Records Inc. is a USA company and the principal of MP4W Records Inc., Moodee Cactus Records, Saint Jerome Music and Tumble Honey Records )