With over 40 million units sold, over 20 years in business and multiple Grammy Awards, Razor & Tie is one of the largest privately owned independent music labels and publishing companies in North America. The full service label 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, The Pretty Reckless, Starset, The Sword, The Ready Set, Yellowcard, Attila, Chelsea Grin, For Today, Hatebreed, HIM, KYNG and Nonpoint. Razor & Tie also houses the alternative-leaning imprint Washington Square, which features The Hold Steady, the New York based Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Donald Cumming (formerly of The Virgins), as well as indie rockers Born Cages. Razor & Tie also created and owns the successful Kids’ audio brand Kidz Bop.

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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. RTMP has scored numerous multi-platinum and number one hits in multiple formats, including five times platinum “Home” (performed by Phillip Phillips and co-written by Greg Holden), double platinum “God Gave Me You” (performed by Blake Shelton and written by Dave Barnes), platinum “Alone With You” (performed by Jake Owen and co-written by Catt Gravitt) and many more.  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