Charging into the summer of 2017, Zip Records continues to feed the musical marketplace with albums and songs. Life is good when the prospects for new recordings become reality.
You see it here first. . Sabrina Starke, Birgit Schuurman, Angela Moyra, Monique Klemann and Snowapple are all engaged in making more aural magic.
And that is only in the Netherlands.
Elsewhere, Deni Bonet (N.Y.), Ed Rogers (N.Y.), will reward new and old fans with their typical flair for putting the pop in pop music. There will even be an old fashioned "split release" with San Francisco's legendary punkers Screaming Bloody Marys.
A belief in the independent spirit AND a good melody are what seems to tie all the artists together. Zip Records is honored and determined to remain as independent as they come (we didn't sell our souls to the devil in 2005 with a distribution arrangement in the US with SONY - we like them!). A good melody is subjective and not always important, but they are in abundance on 96% of the titles in the Zip Records catalog.
The quality control lies in the wonderful support all the artists receive from their fans. Despite the fact that few people are buying or paying for music these days, (you know who you are!) the positive effect of these artists and songs is pleasantly captured by millions around the world.
And for those who don't like to read....just the facts!
Zip Records is now a book publisher! Watch for the September release of Amsterdam's Hilarius Hofstede new title. "Microsoft Mon Amour" is a new take on pop culture that is condensed into 8,244 lines. For the beach or sitting next to the toilet - an entertaining experience each time you pick it up!
Zip Records is thrilled to be engaged with one of Amsterdam's most "real" record label and management companies - Krugang. With a select roster of Drummakid, Sabrina Stare and Sarah-Jane, Krugang is what gives us all hope for the future.
Run by imaginative and industrious "newbies" , this opportunity was a dream come true for a staid and conservative label like Zip. Drummakid got over 1.5 million plays for his first single in 2017 and Sarah-Jane has a new one coming out that will thrill pop/soul audiences.
Watch for regular updates on the Zip website and Facebook. And watch some of the videos - like Drummakid's "Zonin" and "Hi Freq Girl".