Managing Director of MKVibe Records
Andy Jones entered the music industry aged 19 as a pre release salesperson for independent label FM Revolver Records based in the Midlands. Highlights from a twelve year career with this label included signing legendary indie band The Stone Roses, developing sister labels Heavy Metal Records and Black Records and securing development and distribution deals with Geffen and BMG. Andy established an effective A&R department that spanned Europe and into the States, signing many artists who went on to have successful recording careers in the rock and indie world.
In 2006, after a five year break from the industry, Andy set up MKVibe, a company dedicated to the development and promotion of artists across many genres. The company founded and created the street dance crew Nemisis who went on to be finalists in BGT, developed the careers of platinum selling Natalie Chua and created an effective centre of artist development that has allowed the careers of numerous artists to gain recording deals with large and major labels.
In 2010, with the internet established as the primary source of record sales and artist presentation, MKVibe set up the label, MKVibe Records. Initially as an independent label, focusing on A&R as well as finding and developing new and raw talent, the label has recently been invested in by a group who have provided the finance to take the label into the mainstream. MKVibe Records specialise in the development, presentation and marketing of artists online to a global audience and have some of the UK’s finest facilities in terms of Recording Studios, Photographic Studios and Filming Studios on site at their label complex in Milton Keynes. The label has a dedicated team of songwriters and music producers who provide outstanding original material for many of the signed artists. MKVibe Records currently have a diverse artist roster including RnB, Hp Hop, Pop Rock and lndie acts.
Andy Jones is the Managing Director, overseeing the A&R of new and exciting fresh talent as well as continuing to develop links throughout the industry for the promotion and marketing of signed artists.