NEO Awards 2016 Best Specialist Company JPU Records
The UK-based record company founded by Tom Smith has celebrated yet another fantastic year with a win for best specialist company, courtesy of NEO readers!
“Thank you all so much for voting and helping JPU Records win Best Specialist Company for another year!” he said. “2016 has been incredible for us, we sold more albums in the last 12 months than all our other years combined! We introduced the phenomenal BAND-MAID, which NEO and Metal Hammer (RIP guys) very kindly got behind and helped make a relatively new band become one of our biggest sellers, overtaking established acts such as the GazettE and SCANDAL in terms of sales, which shocked everyone!
“We also went on the road with Japan’s ska punk legends KEMURI, who were support on Less Than Jake’s UK tour – it was incredible and took us all over Great Britain. Your support by buying our releases also allowed us to take risks with new artists, which we were never in a position to do before, such as taking on the singer songwriting gravure idol Ena Fujita and hyper J-pop singer AMATSUKI. We’re very much looking forward to bringing you even more new music in 2017. Thanks for the support!”