SOURCE: Odds On Records

Odds On Records

April 20, 2011 15:21 ET

Odds On Records Eagerly Seeks to Sign Established Artists Looking for a Fresh Start

Label President Ted Joseph Enjoys Success With 80s Chart Toppers Air Supply and Electronic Duo Ultraviolet Sound

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - Fresh off recent Billboard chart breakthroughs for 80s hitmakers Air Supply and emerging electronic act Ultraviolet Sound releasing their self titled album last week (April 12), debuting at #27 on the iTunes Album Dance chart, indie label Odds On Records is eager to expand its roster.

Label President Ted Joseph, an industry veteran whose resume includes a 21-year-stint at Warner Bros. Records, says Odds On is actively looking to sign artists, preferably those with strong track records and fan bases that are looking to reinvent themselves.

"We are excited to work on new recording projects with artists that have strong Soundscan and touring histories, and who are open and eager to going the independent label route," says Joseph. "We provide our artists with a complete range of services, including a state of the art recording studio, national distribution, marketing, radio promotion and PR."

In 2010, Air Supply (Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock) scored their first Billboard hit in 17 years with "Dance With Me," the first single from Mumbo Jumbo, their first album in eight years. The single reached #28 on the Adult ContemporaryChart, and their follow-up track "Faith In Love" also hit the Top 30.

Ultraviolet Sound (Sarah Hudson and Sami D.) toured nonstop for a year and a half, opening for pop stars such as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Their irresistible, provocative debut "Suck My Kiss" (co-written with veteran tunesmith Desmond Child) was released last September and hit the Top 40 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs Chart.

While many of the top executives Joseph worked with over the years have shifted gears, the multi-faceted behind the scenes force is not only surviving, but thriving in the current environment. After several years as a consultant in the realm of "virtual labels," the Detroit-bred executive brings his vast wealth of experience to Odds On Records.

In both New York and Los Angeles, Joseph worked in numerous departments at Warner Bros., including marketing, sales, radio promotion and distribution. Over the years, among others, he dealt with such artists as Madonna, Rod Stewart and Prince.

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