Amy Winehouse and Grizzly Bear multi-instrumentalist Chris Taylor are probably two names you never thought you’d see together in the same article. But thanks to similar recent career moves, that very article, the one which you’re reading, now exists.
You see, both Winehouse and Taylor are now proud founders of independent record labels.
As TwentyFourBit reports, Winehouse recently launched Lioness Records after being inspired by Berry Gordys Motown, and The Specials 2Tone label. Her first signing is Dionne Bromfield, a 13-year-old singer from London who happens to be her goddaughter. Awww.
Taylor’s label is called Terrible Records (we kid you not) and so far looks to be serving as outlet for the musician to release both solo material (see: Ryan Adams) and music he personally produced. According to Pitchfork, on October 13, the label will make its grand debut with a 7″ single that will include “Ghosts”, Taylor’s first solo song, under the moniker CANT. Then, three weeks later (Oct. 28), the label will release All of the Fire, a five-song 10″ EP created by Acrylics and produced by Taylor.