Signum Records is a leading British independent label, specialising in classical music. It was awarded Label of the Year in the Gramophone Awards (2017) and has also reached a milestone 300 million streams for its recordings.
Founded in 1997 and having recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, Signum boasts a catalogue of over 600 titles and continues to release 50+ new recordings each year by internationally acclaimed artists such as The King’s Singers, Alessio Bax, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Julian Bliss, Philharmonia Orchestra, James Rhodes, Gabrieli Consort & Players under Paul McCreesh and Tenebrae.
Signum works closely with its sister company, Floating Earth, the leading production and engineering specialist service provider in Europe and this partnership has resulted in consistently outstanding recordings, including an array of award-winners (Grammys™, Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine Awards) and 5 star reviews, including the 2020 Grammy™ award for Best Choral Performance, for the Houston Chamber Choir’s recording of the ‘Duruflé: Complete Choral Works.’
Signum prides itself on providing recordings of much-loved classics alongside innovative and previously un-heard music, spanning the length and breadth of the classical repertoire as well as crossing over into Jazz and World music.
The label is most celebrated for its outstanding early music, choral and orchestral recordings as well as nurturing young and emerging artists, including soloists such as Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Julian Bliss and Alessio Bax and composers including Will Todd, Joby Talbot and Bob Chilcott, to name but a few.
Notable releases include The King’s Singers’ ‘GOLD’, ‘Christmas’ and ‘Simple Gifts’, Tenebrae’s ‘Allegri Miserere’, Gabrieli Consort & Players’ ‘A New Venetian Coronation 1595’, James Rhodes’ ‘Five’ and Philharmonia Orchestra’s Mahler Symphony Cycle series.
The classical recording industry is dead; only Il Divo and Bond can shift CDs; crossover is the future. Or so we’re told. And yet the real classical recording industry refuses to lie down and die, thanks to a few idealists who actually believe in music. There can be few companies more idealistic than Signum, which has spent the past ten years recording the complete music of Thomas Tallis …. Don’t do the sensible thing and buy just one or two of these CDs. Buy the box and give yourself a treasure-trove that can only get richer with time – The Times