CSP Music Group is an independent record label and production company that caters to recording artists. We are the new approach to artist who want creative control of their projects and are disillusioned by the politics involved with major labels. The new generation of music-makers are following in the footsteps of pioneers such as Mackelmore and Adele who are proving that artists of today no longer need the financial backing of the major record label.
CSP Music Group provides all the services an artist needs, in one location; to produce, create, market, distribute, promote, and brand their music. Under the CSP Music Group umbrella, a diverse team of seasoned industry professionals combine thought-out marketing campaigns to help artists launch their careers. The company offers affordable industry standard services tailored to a flexible payment plan which delivers quality services and full packaging equal to any record label.
The services that the CSP team offers include A&R, radio promotions, graphic design, video, publicity, viral marketing, music production, mixing and mastering, artist development, distribution and social media platforms. The company uses its resourceful contacts, equal to that of a major label, to help clients releasing their music worldwide, compete with other top-charting artists.
HISTORY AND INDUSTRY CREDITS
Christopher Starr, Founder & CEO of Christopher Starr Productions (CSP) Music Group is a record producer that has his finger on the pulse of the next generation of aspiring new artists. Starr, a veteran of the business is no new comer to the challenges of the industry. His career chronicles years in the business with a wealth of experience in composing music to songwriting, producing, artist development, engineering, audio mixing and mastering, vocal arrangements and more. Christopher understands what it takes to make a hit record and the main ingredients for success.
Prior to launching CSP Music Group, Starr was instrumental in producing, writing and or engineering songs for upcoming and award-winning artists like R&B singer Mary J. Blige, hip-hop artist David Banner, pop music star Christina Aguilera, R&B singer Bobby Valentino, LaTosha Scott of Xscape, the R&B group Next, rapper Gorilla Zoe, VH-1’s Love & Hip Hop Reality TV star Karlie Red, former Danity Kane lead singer Dawn Woods, former EnVogue singer, Amanda Cole, Epic Records Marcus Canty and more. Starr has also collaborated on the production of songs with former Flyte Tyme Entertainment’s (Grammy Award winners Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis) hit-making producer Lance Alexander (Michael Jackson, Boyz 2 Men, Next, Lo Key) and has also crafted music for artists from some of the most prominent record labels that include Sony Music and Warlock Records.
As the climate in the music industry evolved, it became evident that major record companies were no longer investing big budgets to develop their acts and that most of the deals that were made by the labels usually benefitted the earnings of the record company more than the artist. Artists needed to maintain a higher percentage of their profits from album sales - the need for an artist to sign with a major label had changed. That transformation encouraged the value of having the support of an independent label to become a necessity; which inspired Christopher to launch CSP Music Group.
In 2013, he expanded his downtown office space and state-of-the-art recording studio in Atlanta, GA and formed a full service in-house, one-stop multi-faceted independent label and music production company. This created a platform for artists who chose to focus their time and creativity on their music, and maintain creative control of their own finances and their work.