JJ Abrams is launching an indie record label

The 'Star Wars' director has announced the foundation of the Loud Robot label

JJ Abrams has announced his Bad Robot production company is set to launch an indie record label.

The new, music-focused arm of the company will be called Loud Robot and will be partnered with Capitol Music Group.

The label will act independently of Bad Robot. However, it has been confirmed the production company will be able to place original music from the label in its film, television and games projects.

Loud Robot will be run by co-general managers McKee Floyd and Nicky Berger who have worked with the likes of Childish Gambino, Phoenix, Grouplove, Grizzly Bear and more between them. They will work alongside Charles Scott, the head of Bad Robot’s music division and leading music supervisor.

No announcements have been made pertaining to Loud Robot’s roster, at present. 

Meanwhile, Abrams paid tribute to Carrie Fisher earlier this month, dedicating his first-ever tweet to the late star.

The director is currently working on Star Wars: Episode IX, in which Fisher will appear posthumously in her role as General Leia Organa.

“Bittersweet starting this next chapter without Carrie, but thanks to an extraordinary cast and crew, we are ready to go,” he wrote. “Grateful for @rianjohnson and special thanks to George Lucas for creating this incredible world and beginning a story of which we are lucky to be a part.”

Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for release on December 20, 2019.