Chart Topping Artist and Multi-Platinum Producer U-Nam (best known for his #1 Hit ”Street Life” on the US Billboard Chart) is officially launching ”Skytown Records” - a new record label.
U-Nam started the label one year ago with the release of “Weekend In L.A” (A Tribute to George Benson). “Weekend in L.A” was a successful first release for the label. It gained the #1 position in album sales in several countries, most notably Japan and the US. Skytown Records saw a great start with an album in #1 iTunes Jazz Album in Japan, #1 Smooth Jazz & Neo-Soul on Amazon USA and 10 entries in 6 categories for Grammy consideration.
And it’s with the success of it’s debut that Skytown Records has expanded to include new artists and projects.
U-Nam about Skytown Records:”I’m really excited about the label and the future of Skytown. Our first effort, the George Benson Tribute album, was a huge success and now I’m ready to unleash the full potential of my creativity with Skytown. The label is all about innovative, new, exciting and fresh music. But the most important thing we’re looking to achieve at the new label, is to provide listeners with consistent high quality music in every aspect. Whether it’s the music itself, or even the artwork, we’re going to make sure that all our artists get the Major Label treatment while maintaining the freedom that only an Indie Label can promise.”
U-Nam and his partners at Skytown have stated that they are really looking forward to working with new and talented artists. And they’ve already made their start by signing NiVO DEUX and up and coming smooth jazz sax sensation Shannon Kennedy.
Skytown will soon be adding to its catalog with it’s second full album release and the first of NiVO DEUX. The group’s debut single, “Love’s No Distance,” was released July 15th, 2013 and is currently charting on both the Smooth Jazz Indie and Mediabase AC Charts (#39 on Mediabase and #36 on Smooth Jazz Indie). It has also been on the US Billboard Charts “Most Added” and it’s still climbing! The group recently released “Open Beta,” their first EP on August 22, 2013. Their full album is due to be released later this year.
More About U-Nam
Well known throughout Europe and the US as a musical trendsetter and innovative player in Instrumental Music, Soul, and R&B, Emmanuel “U-Nam” Abiteboul has more than earned his reputation as a virtuosic guitarist and producer. Since his move to the US from Paris, France in 2007, Guitarist U-Nam has had the opportunity to perform, record and produce several of the top artists in the Smooth Jazz, R&B, and Soul genres. He has traveled throughout the US at events and Festivals including the Catalina JazzTrax Festival, Jazz on the Green, the JazzTrax Big Bear Festival, the Dave Koz and Friends Cruise et al. His performances extend outside of the US, he performed as one of the headline acts at the Dubai Jazz Festival in February 2010.
Originally a renowned producer, U-Nam has worked with a number of International Artists including Barry White, Kool & the Gang, Honeyz, Louis Fonsi, and MC-Solaar, French Pop Idol, French Popstars earning him several Gold and Multi-Platinum records. In 2007, he established himself as a prominent solo artist with the release his sophomore album, “Back from the 80s” which included the #1 hit “Street Life”. “Street Life” stayed in the Top Three on the US Billboard Charts for three months and the Top Ten charts for an entire year.
U-Nam | CEO | Artist | Producer
Steve Cohen | A&R | Artist Manager | Media Relations
Michele-Marie Cohen | Production Assistant | Media Relations