SPRING, TX – April 1, 2018 — Solemn Sound Records, a local gospel music label, launched a new branding strategy and a redesigned website located at www.solemnsoundrecords.com. The new brand identity includes a new logo that reflects a dove with an olive branch to encourage hope and peace.
“Our brand relaunch showcases the label’s strengths and insures the website is compatible with the many different mobile devices people are using today. “, said Joseph Whitlock, Solemn Sound Records CEO.
About Solemn Sound Records
Solemn Sound Records derived its name from the Bible: “Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.” – Psalms 92:3
The label was started by Joe and Margaret Whitlock in 2014, with the release of Christmas Tranquility; a piano instrumental of 14 beautifully played songs by Michael David Lindsey. This project was completed in less than 30 days and the recording studio manager remarked that in his 20 years in the business, he had never seen a project come together so fast. According to Mr. Whitlock, “The Lord was just looking for an opportunity to do the impossible.”
Solemn Sound Records’ mission is to work with gospel music artists to promote gospel music that encourages the listener to have a closer walk with God. Several other gospel artists have joined the label and in the words of its founders, “We wonder what the Lord will do next.”
My wife, Margaret, and I started Solemn Sound Records in 2014. Our first release was Christmas Tranquility; a piano instrumental of 14 beautifully played songs by Michael David Lindsey. I originally had another artist recruited for the project but it all fell through at the last minute. Then Michael came into the picture, he and I made a verbal agreement and got the ball rolling.
I was skeptical that we would get the project done before Christmas because it was already so late in the year. I made the deal with Michael on faith. I still did not have a studio lined up, a graphic artist, a duplication company, a website, a logo, a contract or much of anything else. I just felt like the Lord wanted me to trust Him and move forward.
Miraculously things began to fall into place very quickly. The following day I began to call around and search the internet for Christian recording studios. I was referred to Joey Garza of Full Measure Productions in Houston. I called him, and we made a deal over the phone. Joey was the connection that I needed to get everything else lined up.
Michael and I put together a list of songs and I scheduled the studio time for the earliest slot available which was November 10th, 2014. (I don’t advise starting a Christmas project in November, but what do I know?)
I went by Michael’s house on the evening of the 10th and showed him the contract I had drafted. He signed it, we got in the car, I bought him a drive-thru burger and off to the studio we went.
In less than 30 days from the studio date we had 1,000 finished cd’s ready to sell. Joey said in the 20 plus years that he has been in the business he had never seen a project come together so fast. I believe the Lord was just looking for an opportunity to do the impossible and we are eager to see just what He will do next.
Since the founding of the label, we have added several other gospel artists and I feel that you will find their music uplifting and enjoyable. Please visit us at solemsoundrecords.com and buy some of the best Christian, Southern Gospel and Bluegrass Gospel music available anywhere.