Janet Jackson Launches Rhythm Nation Record Label
Janet Jackson can now add record label owner to her long list of accomplishments. The singer has launched Rhythm Nation Records, a recording and distribution partnership with indie distributor, label and publisher Cinq Music.
"Janet is a singular talent, a pop culture icon, incredibly innovative and socially conscious, a true music superstar," Cinq co-founder and president Barry Daffurn told Billboard. "Together, we’ll leverage Cinq’s data-driven toolbox, global presence, and best-in-class capabilities in Latin and Urban music to connect with and grow her worldwide fan base."
Known primarily for its work in Latin music, Cinq is a a technology-driven record label, distributor and rights management company, signaling Jackson's intent on remaining on the cusp of innovation as it pertains to the ever-changing music landscape.
Tonight (Aug. 16), Janet will premiere the video for “Made For Now,” which was shot last month in New York, and was directed by Dave Meyers. The video will mark the debut of Rhythm Nation Records, and will be the first new music we've heard from her since 2015's Unbreakable.
"I'm not trying to avoid the question and be secretive, but the truth is that I don’t try to analyze the creative process while it’s still ongoing," Jackson said of her upcoming album in her May interview with Billboard. "I'm very intuitive about writing."
Jackson just wrapped her State of the World tour earlier this month.
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