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UpStart Records












Established in 2021 by music industry executives in partnership with Zobe Music Group, we are a sub-label of Zobe Records by which give artists an opportunity to obtain similar artist services to Zobe Records such as artist development, build up their buzz, and obtain marketing, promotions, and radio airplay depending upon the artist. Every artist is at a different point in their careers and each artist has a different level of marketability and potential so every opportunity is not going to be the same that we offer to talents. Our goal is to help as many talents take their careers to the next level as we can.

For that very reason, we do not work in the traditional record label format but more like a marketplace for artists to obtain all the services that they need to advance their careers. We offer a number of services and can create custom development packages for artists based upon their budget for their project. We offer single deals, EP deals, album deals, and artist deals offering international major label distribution. We only work with artists/talents who have their own budget in place, ability to get their professional photos taken, ability to get their own music produced/mixed/mastered, ability to get their own music videos filmed/edited, and who are ready to move forward with their projects. All music must be all-original and you must have/own all rights to your music (including the beats as we will not be held liable for any Copyright claims which could possibly lead to your music being flagged and removed among other consequences).


We have the platform including all the resources and connections needed to take what you are doing to the next level if you are serious. Zobe Records may refer talents to us from time to time who they may want to keep an eye on and see how they progress. Those artists that prove to do well with artist development and show significant progress and sales may have an opportunity to be picked up by Zobe Records or one of our music partners for a better deal by which you could even be shopped around to major record labels for an even better deal if you show the potential. This is your stepping stone to get your foot in the door. Very few select artists may obtain a more encompassing service inclusive deal from us.

Services that we offer based upon your budget:

  • Major Label MusicDistribution

  • Music Video Distribution

  • Publishing Administration (AB Publishing)

  • Radio Airplay Promotions

  • YouTube Music Video Promotions

  • Blog Posting/Pitching

  • Spotify Promotions

  • Playlist Pitching

  • Public Relations (PR)

  • Press Release Distribution

  • Email Blast Marketing

  • Lyric Video Creation

  • FireTV Music Video Promotion

  • Album Cover Graphic Design

  • DJ Pool Promotions

  • A&R Music Review (Zobe Records)

Submit MP3s, artist/label name, location, photos, bio/skills summary, links to all of your social networks/official website/previous music videos, and your budget for your project. Send all items in one email with the email header: "Upstart Records Artist Submission" for consideration. (Any incomplete submissions will not be reviewed for consideration.)
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