ABOUT RAZOR & TIE
With over 40 million units sold, 21 plus years in business and multiple Grammy Awards, Razor & Tie is 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, Chelsea Grin, Dar Williams, Dave Barnes, Foreigner, For Today, Hatebreed, Joe Jackson, Jon McLaughlin, Nonpoint, Norma Jean, P.O.D., Saves The Day, Shadows Fall, Such Gold, and many more. The label also boasts successful kids music artists such as award-winning Laurie Berkner, Imagination Movers, Super Why! and The Wiggles.
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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.
A MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY
Razor & Tie Music Publishing (RTMP) was established four 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 recently celebrated their third #1 Country hit in less than twelve months. Double platinum certified #1 Country hit “God Gave Me You” was performed by Blake Shelton and written by singer/songwriter Dave Barnes. Gold certified #1 Country hit “Alone With You” was performed by Jake Owen and co-written by Catt Gravitt. #1 Country hit “Over” was performed by Blake Shelton and co-written by David Elliott Johnson. Quadruple platinum certified Top Ten Pop hit “Home” was performed by American Idol winner Phillip Phillips and co-written by singer/songwriter Greg Holden. During 2012 Razor & Tie Music Publishing appeared on the Billboard Top 10 Publishers Airplay Chart and for two consecutive quarters on the Billboard Top 10 Country Publishers Airplay Chart. 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