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Downtown Artist & Label Services Sign Nashville-based, Judah & The Lion

March 14, 2024 by Team Downtown

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MARCH 14 2024 - NASHVILLE | Downtown Artist & Label Services has announced a key signing in the Nashville market as the independent-artist centric company furthers its objectives in ‘Music City’.

Nashville-founded, platinum-certified American folk band, Judah & The Lion is the latest addition to Downtown Artist & Label Service’s growing Nashville roster. Signed by Senior Manager, A&R, Jeanette Porcello, Downtown will be responsible for leading the distribution, release strategy and marketing for the band’s forthcoming releases.

The announcement comes in the midst of an album rollout, with the band’s upcoming LP ‘The Process’ set for release on May 10th. The company’s work with Judah & The Lion has already seen the success of singles “Leave It Better Than You Found It” feat. Ruston Kelly, and “Is What It Is”, with the latter securing billboard placements in Los Angeles with YouTube Music, along with major DSP editorial support. The band’s most recent release “Great Decisions” was released by Downtown on March 1st, 2024.

Judah & the Lion shares on the recent signing, "From the get go, Downtown has shown to us that they fully understand our vision for this new record, and have been supportive and proactive during this entire rollout. Jeanette, Channing, and team are a joy to work with and we can't wait to get this record out alongside Downtown."

Nashville remains a key growth market for Downtown's Artist & Label Services division, who recently led the rollout of projects like the Cheat Codes country crossover album One Night In Nashville, Red Sky with Hunter Hayes, Fancy Hagood’s Trailblazers Apple Radio show, and Colbie Caillat’s album Along The Way.

Since their 2012 debut EP, Judah & the Lion have garnered wide-spread acclaim for their genre-bending music, received platinum/gold certifications and have accumulated over 910 million career streams. Six of their hit singles have gone Top 15 on Alternative radio and the band won an iHeart Music Award for Best New Alt Rock Band of 2018.

Jeanette Porcello, Senior Manager, A&R for Downtown Artist & Label Services shares, "We’re excited to embark on this journey with Judah & the Lion. This band is a staple of Nashville’s vibrant music scene, and we knew Downtown Artist & Label Services had to work with them after getting an ear on the new music. Judah and Brian are continuing to shape their trajectory, and have written a bold, beautiful new record that both current and new fans are going to cherish for the ages."