Charlotte Church behind new company set to showcase home-grown talent
Welsh singer Charlotte Church has co-founded a new music company which hopes to showcase home-grown talent around the world.
The 27-year-old said See Monkey Songs will work with a host of writers and artists help their music "gain the exposure it deserves both on a national and international level," as well as helping them develop as artists.
"We have such a lot of talent in Wales as well as some strong music businesses who are doing great things so we're keen to utilise this and to build the infrastructure in Wales further," she said.
The Crazy Chick singer has teamed up with manager Rhiannon Morgan-Bell and founder of See Monkey Do Monkey Recordings Aimee-Jade Hayes.
Ms Hayes said: "My hope is to encourage many collaborative projects, and I’m thrilled to be working with these artists to bring their music to a wider, global audience through placements in film, TV, advertising and games.”
See Monkey Songs already has artists and writers on board including KEYS, Metabeats, Winter Villains, Ceri Frost and Little Arrow.
Tracks by KEYS are set to appear in the new film Svengali with Jonny Owen and Martin Freeman, and North Walian singer-songwriter Sera has penned a deal with Ann’s Cottage Surf for use of her music in adverts.
Wales-based musicians and songwriters can submit a song via See Monkey Songs website.