Johnny Scott and Chuck Bonano, a pair of musicians/producers, were originally a part of an ownership team for another record label. This label was the same company country singer/songwriter Stephen Martines was contracted with at the time. The three formed a close relationship, and as time progressed they came to an understanding that the goals of the existing label and theirs had diverged. With the addition of teammate JD Jehl, the group struck out on their own to form a new company that was more reflective of their vision.
In 2019, 40West Label Group (and its subsidiaries 40West Records and 40West Music Publishing) was formed by four individuals who are passionate and enthusiastic about music and the people who create it. The label was made to be a home for musical artists who are looking for a place that’s more in tune with and possesses a heightened understanding of their needs.
We released our first full music video directed by celebrated Emmy-award winning director, Anthony Hemingway.
2020 has been the year of the unexpected for the world and specifically, the music industry. But 40West and Stephen Martines made the most of it, with Instagram Live shows from the Lake of the Ozarks. They even released a new single after collaborating with other artists and songwriters over Skype!
Released new single Like Father, Like Son