Give the Gift of Madison Records

The holiday season is a time for thinking of others, and showing you care by giving them something that you know they will enjoy. And who doesn’t love music?

Remember the days of going to the mall, looking through the CDs and trying to find just the right artist to share with someone on your gift list? These days, the way people consume media is changing. In fact, the music business is growing, in part thanks to streaming services which saw a growth of 48 percent in the last year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still give the gift of music! Whether you’re giving someone a subscription to Spotify or purchasing a CD from a concert or direct from the artist, it’s gratifying to know that our love for music remains strong, no matter what format you’re listening on..

We’ve got a great way for you to take advantage of that love of music and support some great artists all at the same time. Madison Records is proud to represent a number of talented musicians and bands that have released new music over the past year. Take a look at some of the choices below, and maybe you will find something to give the music lovers on your gift list.

Chelsea Shag
Take a listen to this singer songwriter, who can really rock a guitar! Chelsea’s lifetime love of music picked up when she started playing the guitar at age 11. After studying jazz guitar at the Atlanta Institute of Music, she took her show out on the road, perfecting her songs in front of audiences along the way. Now you can hear her vocal stylings on her new album, “Colours,” along with singles “Us Kids” and “One Kiss” or the Recoloured I & II remix EP.

The Future Babes
Carson Fleishman, Ian Klin, McClain Hendon and Andrew Evans started jamming out together in high school, and their friendship shows through in the tightness of their songwriting and recording. Their self-titled album that came out in 2017 showcases the band’s talent, with rock songs infused with influences of swing, country and folk.

The Head
The recently released album “Space,” shows growth with this band after a couple of years on the road honing their craft. “There’s an overall theme of starting a new chapter and embracing life in these songs,” said Jack Shaw. If you’re already a fan, it’s a great addition to their first EP “Millipedes,” or if you’re new to The Head check out both for a great rock sound with deth and emotion.

The Stir
Listening to the hard rock stylings of The Stir, you almost feel like you’re standing in front of the band at a live performance. The passion and enthusiasm of these guys comes through in  their music, no matter where you’re listening. Rock out with the three songs already released on The Stir’s first EP, and get ready for their album scheduled for release in 2018.

Toni Clare
Get your country fix with this up and coming young singer’s EP, “It Takes Two.” Her soulful voice brings feeling to the songs that tell a story of her home, a story that it universal and personal at the same time.

Share the excitement of this energetic band’s work by adding the single, “Little Black Dress,” to your playlist and that of your friends. These five talented musicians, with lead singer Hannah Zale, have a style that’s been described as energetic, badass, fearless, tight, sensual, and dynamic. You can hear all of that in their single, which leaves you wanting more. Be on the lookout for their new album, which they’re hard at work on here at Madison Studios.

Tanner Hendon