Mail On Sunday to launch own record label

Tabloid says it wants to sign 'original talent' and 'bag Christmas Number One'

Tabloid newspaper The Mail On Sunday has launched its own record label.

Called Mail On Sunday Sounds, editor Peter Wright says he wants the label to “put something back” into the music industry, adding that he is keen to sign up original talent.

He told Music Week: “I think that if we can move into original content in the long run that will be more exciting. It is closer to what we do in the newspaper – we don’t publish other people’s stories. We are original content providers. If we can move into that area with music, it is very exciting.”

Previously, The Mail On Sunday has given away copies of Prince‘s ‘Planet Earth’ album and McFly‘s ‘Radio:Active’.

The first release on the newly-established record label is ACM Gospel Choir‘s cover of ‘Holy Night’, released yesterday (December 8).

Wright says he hopes the album will be a contender for Christmas Number One.