MUSIC INC. SOUNDS ALIGNS WITH ROCK RIDGE MUSIC
New label Music Inc. Sounds is teaming up with Rock Ridge Music in a partnership deal which will see its releases streeting via Rock Ridge’s distributor, Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA). In addition to CEO of Music Inc Vince Pileggi, Pileggi is a long-time music industry veteran with involvement in: band management (long-time manager for Reel Big Fish and co-manager of Fiore among other bands), booking (River City High, Self Against City, Streetlight Manifesto, Suburban Legends, The Matches, The Transit War, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Whole Wheat Bread, and more), and Music Merchandising, among other avenues.
Says Pileggi about teaming up with Rock Ridge Music: “As a manager, I was never a fan of labels. But [Rock Ridge Music Principal] Tom Derr knows the new business model and can really make it work. We plan to take baby steps, and, who knows, we might even sign children’s artists.”
Says Derr: "I have known Vince for years, and his business savvy, no-nonsense work ethic, and entrepreneurial drive are everything Rock Ridge is about." Fellow Rock Ridge principals Jason Spiewak and Chris Henderson (guitarist for the multi-platinum band 3 Doors Down) are equally excited about the opportunities presented by the partnership with Music Inc. Sounds.
Pileggi says that Music Inc. Sounds is currently seeking bands for licensing deals, and that the label will be based around music “we passionately believe in,” fair contracts, team work and artist development. In addition to offering bands a label home and national distribution, Music Inc. Sounds also can provide bands with one-stop shopping with the many tools available via the companies that fall under the larger Music Inc. umbrella:
label (Music Inc. Sounds)
booking (Music Inc Talent)
merchandising (Merch House)
merchandise fulfillment (Merch Sales)
management (Music Inc. Management)
musical equipment (Music Inc. Pro Shop)
studio (Music Inc. Recording)
rehearsal space (Music Inc. Rehearsal)
online store (TheStor.com, which launches this month)
video production (Visual Digital Media)
web design and hosting (Web Name And Host)
social networking (YouSuckIRule.com and the forthcoming EVIIVE.com)
Additionally, Music Inc. recently opened a brick-and-mortar retail location called Off the Chain, located next door to famed local venue Chain Reaction in Orange County, CA. The store sells new and used CDs, DVDs and music-related merchandise.
Music Inc. can be found online at www.musicinc.org. The Label isn't actively seeking unsolicited material but just in case the next Beatles are out there please send to: Music Inc Sounds, 745 West Katella Avenue, Orange, CA 92867-4630.
Rock Ridge Music offers its artists a label, artist management (if needed), national distribution, and a place to develop and maintain a solid career in the music business. Rock Ridge Music can be found online at http://www.rockridgemusic.com. Forthcoming releases for 2006 include: Hymns, Edgewater, Travis Mitchell Band, Psychostick, and a live CD from Five.Bolt.Main.
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