AudioFile was formed in February 2009 and our mission is to seek out the best unsigned singer / songwriters around. Far from looking for commercial hits, our objective was to seek out musicians who are skilled in their art, who will appeal to a wide ranging fan base and who will have longevity within their chosen career.
November 2009 saw the release of our own download store. Although sales through the store is not currently chart eligible, it does mean that more revenue is returned directly to the artist.
In May 2009 we were delighted to launch with our first two releases from acclaimed Porthcawl native Nick Ward. Nick is enjoying much critical success and has enjoyed a number of successful support slots with some well known artists, including The Christians, Toyah Willcox and Tom Hingley.
Lisa Polson joined in the Summer of 2009 with her debut single becoming available in September of that year. Lisa is an Aberdeen native and an accomplished singer/songwriter. Her Christmas 2011 release of Damien Rice classic Cannonball was met with critical acclaim. In early 2012 Lisa relocated to Australia, where she is continuing to record and perform.
In January 2010 established singer/songwriter/keyboardist Atheen joined the label and we remastered some of her earlier releases while she worked on a new E.P. Throughout 2011 she recorded a number of songs in Mandarin and Cantonese and toured parts of South East Asia.
In January 2013 the publishing arm of the company was launched and a number of writers contributed further to the AudioFile catalogue.