Melbourne hard-rock duo XCalibre are the second group to take the lead with new recording and entertainment company XMusic.
The group, made up of seasoned musicians who have performed alongside Van Halen, Aerosmith, Karnivool and more, will be represented by XMusic globally, with the signing coinciding with the release of their first single “Stronger” last Friday.
XCalibre said they look forward to continuing their musical journey even further as part of the XMusic roster.
“After years of working hard and experiencing what can only be used as inspiration for the music industry, we are excited to make this next musical journey. XCaliber in the future. They say no pain, no fame, and now we’re going to let the music speak for itself, ”the group said.
Formed by former Sony Music Australia executive and current Better Noise Music director Tim McLean Smith in 2020, XMusic is an independent label linked to Xtreme Boxing Corporation (XBC), a soon to be announced global sports and entertainment company.
The label will focus on developing local artists and entertaining internationally, with McLean Smith noting that it will focus on artists who might be overlooked by major labels.
McLean Smith praised XCalibre’s work ethic and passion in a statement to The music network.
“I’ve worked closely with XCalibre for a few years and they have the same amazing work ethic and passion for music as I do, so it was a perfect match and so proud of the release today, but there is has bigger and better things in the pipeline for XCalibre and XBC, ”McLean Smith said.
The label’s longtime executive also shed light on XMusic’s ties to Xtreme Boxing Corporation, of which he was also a co-founder.
“XMusic is a division of Xtreme Boxing Corporation, or XBC, which is a new Australian-owned global sports / entertainment company of which I am also a co-founder,” explained McLean Smith.
“It was due to launch in 2020, but COVID-19 has postponed that until we can really tour the world, bringing young Australian artists and athletes onto the world stage.
“Look at this space because it’s new, super XCiting, and will take the world by storm.”