FiXT Neon is happy to announce the addition of its newest member, Iron Skullet! Preston Cram is the playlister and journalist behind the Iron Skullet name, and he is best known for his synthwave playlists on Spotify, including the Synthwave / Retro Electro list with over 80,000 followers, as well as for his relentlessly honest album reviews and in-depth genre articles on ironskullet.com. Preston has been immersed in synthwave music for nearly ten years and he brings a deep knowledge and love of the genre to FiXT Neon.
Although Preston will continue operating Iron Skullet independently, he will be handling multiple aspects of FiXT Neon including scouting for new artists, artist relations, playlisting and more. FiXT Neon and Iron Skullet have developed a strong working relationship and have been partnering on collaborations for the past several years, and through that process, it has become increasingly clear that Preston’s vision of the synthwave genre and it’s potential moving forward perfectly aligns with FiXT Neon’s.
“Preston has built an incredible reputation and respect as a thought-leader within the synthwave world by showing up consistently with passion and quality at the forefront of what he does. His approach completely aligns with the brand values we’ve established at FiXT over the past 13 years. Just as we serve to support our artists in helping them reach more listeners and build life-long fans, we are excited to be in a position to support Preston’s vision of making the maximum impact in this genre by incorporating him into our global team and infrastructure.” – James Rhodes (FiXT Vice President & Co-Founder)
Together, the goal is to find the best and most under-appreciated artists in the ‘80s synth revival and connect them with the audience they deserve, allowing those creators to spend more time on their craft while providing fans with more of the music they love. FiXT Neon and Iron Skullet have already begun making exciting new roster additions and are currently charting a course for the future that will ensure synthwave not only remains compelling and relevant, but takes on a new dimension and reaches a larger market than ever before.
“It was very clear early on that Preston and I have a very similar ear when it comes to recognizing talent and quality in an artist. Our lengthy A&R discussions have brought a newfound excitement to where the company can and will go. Since Preston has joined the team, FiXT Neon has already queued up several major announcements that we can’t wait to share.” – Klayton (Scandroid & FiXT Neon Label Owner)
Discussing joining the FiXT Neon team, Preston commented:
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t honored to be a part of what Klayton and James Rhodes have built with their label, and the professionalism I viewed from the company externally has proven to run deeper and wider than I could have imagined. I’ve seen firsthand just how organized and effective Neon is from top to bottom, and to be able to contribute to and collaborate with the talented people in the office and work with the excellent artists already in place is beyond exciting for me. There’s no doubt in my mind we’re going to do big things for synthwave.”
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