With over 40 million units sold, 21 plus years in business and multiple Grammy Awards, Razor & Tie is one of the largest privately owned independent music label in North America. The full service label (which was founded in 1990 and has been co-owned since its inception by entrepreneurs Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam) employs an expert staff that provides strategic marketing, publicity, new media/online marketing, tour marketing, radio and video promotion, as well as in-house creative team and video production services. The rapidly expanding roster includes a variety of both established and developing artists such as All That Remains, Attila, Brad, Born Cages, Chelsea Grin, Chiodos, Dar Williams, David Ford, Deaf Havana, Foreigner, For Today, Jon Batiste And Stay Human, Hatebreed, HIM, INVSN, Myka Relocate, Nonpoint, Norma Jean, P.O.D., The Pretty Reckless, Protest The Hero, Shadows Fall, Such Gold, The Sword, Sworn In and many more.

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Razor & Tie supplies physical and digital distribution to the Broadway Cast Recording label Ghostlight/Sh-K-Boom, the re-issue label Real Gone Records, and is a partner in the metal label Artery Recordings, a successful joint venture with Artery Management. The company provides distribution and marketing services for artists such as Joan Baez, Suzanne Vega, Corey Smith and The Cowboy Junkies. Owners Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam are also the creators of the hugely successful brand Kidz Bop, which includes the multi-platinum Kidz Bop music series. In addition to artist releases, the label has produced various compilations, greatest hits packages, live DVD specials and soundtracks, including release of the platinum selling soundtrack to the mega-hit film Alvin and The Chipmunks. Razor & Tie is distributed in North America by SONY and RED.


Razor & Tie Music Publishing (RTMP) was established six years ago and has distinguished itself with a focused, proactive approach to multi-media song placement, royalty administration and career development.  The company is led by a seasoned and energetic executive team with representatives in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. In 2012 RTMP celebrated their third #1 Country hit in less than twelve months which also which scored the company two consecutive quarters in the top ten on the Billboard Top 10 Country Publishers Airplay Chart.  The number one songs include:  Double platinum certified #1 Country hit “God Gave Me You” was performed by Blake Shelton and written by singer/songwriter Dave Barnes, the platinum certified #1 Country hit “Alone With You” was performed by Jake Owen and co-written by Catt Gravitt and the gold certified #1 Country hit “Over” was performed by Blake Shelton and co-written by David Elliott Johnson. In 2013 Razor & Tie Music Publishing (RTMP) celebrated a #9 position on the Billboard Top 10 Publishers Airplay Chart.   This marks the second time on this chart within twelve months and third time since the company’s formation. This year RTMP also touts the five times Platinum sales success of RTMP singer/songwriter Greg Holden’s song “Home” (as performed by American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips). “Home” is the most successful song of any American Idol winner and captured the #1 spot on ten Billboard charts. The company is self-administered in North America and has aligned with a strong team of sub-publishers throughout the rest of the world.

For more info visit RTMP online at http://www.razorandtiemusicpublishing.com