A brand new record label is set to launch in Preston next month.
Esprit de Corps was set up by a group of friends, and will hold an opening night at a city bar in November.
The new label has already signed a number of artists, and members are hoping to expand the successes.
The launch night will be held on November 1 at Mooch in the city centre, and is set to feature DJ A Skillz.
Director Joe Wilkinson, 31, said: “It’s a group of friends from Preston and surrounding areas, and it’s called Esprit de Corps.
“It basically means camaraderie, which is the idea behind it all.”
The first release on the label is due for the first week in January.
Joe said: “The idea is to get our music out there on our own label and go on tour with as many of the artists as possible.
“We are looking to take it to other cities eventually - we hope to take it to eight cities by the end of next year.
“At the moment we have got six acts signed to the label and we are always looking to add to that.
“The ethos behind it is to forge some sort of career out of it - we’re not in it for the money, just for it to be a full time job for us.”
Joe said that the label was now looking to sign different acts, and said: “We’ve got enough to be going on with, but if people want to get in touch that’s fine - we cover all different types of genres.”
The launch night will cost £10 entry and will run from 11pm. Anyone who wants to donate towards the project can search Kickstarter Esprit De Corps Launch online.