Future Records (UK label)
|Parent company||Universal Music (2009-10)|
Sony Music UK
|Founded||2009 (as Future Records)|
2012 as (Future Music)
|Distributor(s)||Universal Music Group|
|Genre||Pop, rap, rock, classical|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
In 2009, it was announced that Gary Barlow had been given his own music label, Future, by Universal as a reward for masterminding Take That's phenomenal comeback and unprecedented success. Barlow stated that by creating his own label he would be able to provide an insight and first-hand experience of the music industry, and help new and exciting young talent emerge to build the future of the music industry. An industry source, responding to the news that Barlow had created a music label, stated: "It's a masterstroke. With Gary's incredible writing ability and contacts, the acts will be in the best possible hands."
Barlow's first signing was Camilla Kerslake. With Barlow's guidance her debut album entered the UK classical charts at number 4. She has since stated that her involvement with Barlow through Future Records has changed her life. Barlow's second signing was Aggro Santos and two months later his debut single "Candy" charted at number 5 in the UK Singles Chart. His second single has since charted at number 19 in the UK singles chart and number 7 in the UK R&B Chart.
Barlow also signed Emma's Imagination, winner of the unsigned talent show Must Be The Music, to Future. She hit number 7 and number 10 in the UK Singles Chart with "Focus" and "This Day" respectively. Londoners Lonsdale Boys Club are the latest signing to Future, with an album scheduled for release in early 2012.
On 29 December 2012, Barlow announced the closure of Future Records so he could spend more time with his family. All artists signed to the label will be passed to the parent company Universal, and continue their current recording contracts.
- Aggro Santos (2012)
- Camilla Kerslake (2010-2012)
- Delta Maid
- Emma's Imagination (2010-2012)
- Lonsdale Boys Club (2010-2012)
- The Struts
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|"Candy" (featuring Kimberly Wyatt)||2010||5||14||UK: Silver||Aggro Santos.com|
|"Saint or Sinner"||19||—|
|"Like U Like" (featuring Kimberley Walsh)||8||17|
|2010||"This Day"||10||Stand Still|
|UK Album Chart||UK Classical Chart||Ireland|
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions|
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