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Launchpad Media Award-winning music, media & tech co. - management, label, publishing, marketing, development, consulting, and more. #musicbiz Launchpad is an award-winning company that harnesses the power of music to help create, grow, and market talent, brands, products, and communications.
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We work with clients to identify objectives and formulate first-rate, individually tailored and multi-faceted solutions to help address their business needs, accomplish goals, and insure maximum return on investment. Incubator. Accelerator. Amplifier. Facilitator. Generator. Launchpad. www.launchpad.bz

Client @andypursellmusic New Years ARENA performances!! Andy is set to appear LIVE throughout the entire 3-day/nationall...
10/29/2020

Client @andypursellmusic New Years ARENA performances!! Andy is set to appear LIVE throughout the entire 3-day/nationally televised UBF World Finals Rodeo, Dec. 31st - Jan. 2nd in Arcadia, FL, televised by @wranglernetwork! Andy will be bringing In the New Year In style, with 3 days of nothing but heart poundinโ€™, boot stompinโ€™, bull fightinโ€™, rock and country music! ๐Ÿค  Make sure you get your tickets, this huge arena will sell out fast - https://arcadiarodeo.com ๐Ÿค ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐ŸŽ‡ #rodeo #ultimatebullfighter #dalebrisby #countrymusic #bulls #hometown #rocknroll #saltlife #realsaltlife #teamsaltlife #newyear #arcadiarodeo #mosiacarena

New music alert!! Christmas comes a little early this year, as MGMT client All Good Things releases their original holid...
10/16/2020
All Good Things - Are You Coming Home (Silent Night)

New music alert!! Christmas comes a little early this year, as MGMT client All Good Things releases their original holiday song "Are You Coming Home (Silent Night)", a song that you can relate and rock out to any time of the year. Add it to your playlists now! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ #allgoodthings #agt #agtarmy @betternoisemusic #betternoiserecords @launchpadmedia @artistalliancegroup #launchpadmedia #artistalliance #newmusic #rockmusic #epicrock #christmasmusic #XmasWithBetterNoise

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10/09/2020
MGMT client @AllGoodThingsrock new single โ€œKingdom

Thanks MLB / Major League Baseball and TBS Network for using MGMT client All Good Things new single โ€œKingdomโ€ in your playoff campaign! And let's go New York Yankees!!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป

RIP to an absolute legend - @eddievanhalen. My love and condolences to his family and loved ones. Safe travels, Eddie. โค...
10/06/2020

RIP to an absolute legend - @eddievanhalen. My love and condolences to his family and loved ones. Safe travels, Eddie. โค๏ธ๐ŸŽธ #eddievanhalen #evh #ripeddievanhalen

30 MILLION STREAMS! What a week - MGMT client All Good Things song โ€œFor The Gloryโ€ has just crossed over 30 MILLION stre...
10/01/2020

30 MILLION STREAMS! What a week - MGMT client All Good Things song โ€œFor The Gloryโ€ has just crossed over 30 MILLION streams on Spotify alone! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ Same week we released their first Better Noise Music single โ€œKINGDOMโ€!๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป #fortheglory #Kingdom #allgoodthings #agt #agtarmy @betternoisemusic #betternoiserecords #launchpadmedia #artistalliance #newmusic #rockmusic #epicrock #newalbum

Huge thank you to Suzy Cole & @AppleMusic for featuring Management client All Good Things new song โ€œKingdomโ€ on the #Bre...
09/28/2020

Huge thank you to Suzy Cole & @AppleMusic for featuring Management client All Good Things new song โ€œKingdomโ€ on the #BreakingHardRock and #NewInRock playlists! Go listen now! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป #Kingdom #allgoodthings #agt #agtarmy @betternoisemusic #betternoiserecords #newmusic #rockmusic #epicrock #newalbum

After 50+ million Spotify streams Management client All Good Things finally has their new single โ€œKingdomโ€ added to some...
09/26/2020

After 50+ million Spotify streams Management client All Good Things finally has their new single โ€œKingdomโ€ added to some official curated Spotify playlists! Many thanks to @AllisonHagendorf and the gang at Spotify as well as our team at Better Noise Music! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป

09/25/2020
All Good Things - Kingdom (Official Music Video)

Release Day!! MGMT Client All Good Things new single KINGDOM out NOW on Better Noise Music! Stream the video below NOW!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป
#Kingdom #allgoodthings #agt #agtarmy @betternoisemusic #betternoiserecords #newmusic #rockmusic #epicrock #newalbum

Official music video for 'Kingdom' by All Good Things. Stream / Download - https://allgoodthings.ffm.to/kingdom Follow All Good Things on Spotify - https://s...

MGMT Client All Good Things new single KINGDOM out this Friday on Better Noise MusicPre-Save: https://allgoodthings.ffm....
09/23/2020

MGMT Client All Good Things new single KINGDOM out this Friday on Better Noise Music
Pre-Save: https://allgoodthings.ffm.to/kingdom
#Kingdom #allgoodthings #agt #agtarmy @betternoisemusic #betternoiserecords #newmusic #rockmusic #epicrock #newalbum

09/22/2020
09/18/2020
All Good Things

ONE WEEK! Mgmt client @AllGoodThingsRock first single for @BetterNoiseMusic out on 9/25! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป New album soon ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป #allgoodthings #agt #agtarmy @betternoisemusic #betternoiserecords #newmusic #rockmusic #epicrock #newalbum

Management client All Good Things first single for Better Noise Music out 9/25!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป New album soon,  more reveals short...
09/15/2020

Management client All Good Things first single for Better Noise Music out 9/25!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป New album soon, more reveals shortly๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป #allgoodthings #agt #agtarmy @betternoisemusic #betternoiserecords #newmusic #rockmusic #epicrock #newalbum

Management client @AllGoodThingsRock 's first SINGLE for @BetterNoiseMusic comes out 9/25!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป New album soon too, more...
09/09/2020

Management client @AllGoodThingsRock 's first SINGLE for @BetterNoiseMusic comes out 9/25!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป New album soon too, more reveals shortly ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป #allgoodthings #agt #agtarmy @betternoisemusic #betternoiserecords #newmusic #rockmusic #epicrock #newalbum

Country client / @realSaltLife team member @andypursellmusic 's recent livestream passed over 100K views on Facebook alo...
08/27/2020

Country client / @realSaltLife team member @andypursellmusic 's recent livestream passed over 100K views on Facebook alone!

New Red Jumpsuit Apparatus EP 'The Emergency EP' comes out on Friday, 8/28 - pre-save here now! ๐Ÿ”ฅ @monarchrecordco #mona...
08/26/2020
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - The Emergency EP

New Red Jumpsuit Apparatus EP 'The Emergency EP' comes out on Friday, 8/28 - pre-save here now! ๐Ÿ”ฅ @monarchrecordco #monarchrecords #rja #redjumpsuit #redjumpsuitapparatus

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08/26/2020
ZERO THEOREM - SWARM (Official Animated Video)

New single "Swarm" from Zero Theorem! ZERO THEOREM blends hard rock and metal with a science fiction aesthetic. They often challenge comparisons with bands like Disturbed or Five Finger Death Punch and have now once again teamed up with well-known producer Kane Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Hell Yeah, In This Moment, Papa Roach) for their new single.

Official animated video for "Swarm" from ZERO THEOREM Stream/Download "Swarm" https://found.ee/DDcJ Follow on Spotify and Apple Music: https://open.spotify.c...

Be sure to check out my latest radio/video interview, airing this Sunday night at 8pm EST on WSME Radio's "The Sunday Ni...
08/26/2020

Be sure to check out my latest radio/video interview, airing this Sunday night at 8pm EST on WSME Radio's "The Sunday Night Spotlight," streaming 24/7 at SMEnlightenmentMedia.com. I'll talk about my career in music, how COVID has affected the music biz and how artists can pivot and take advantage, and of course booty music and nachos. #musicbiz #wsmeradio #smcrewradio #sme #smeradio

Fresh off their 2020 JUNO Award for Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year, client @Strikermetal now has a beer named after ...
08/24/2020

Fresh off their 2020 JUNO Award for Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year, client @Strikermetal now has a beer named after them! Striker Session Ale from @seachangebrewingco! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜ ๐Ÿบ #seachangebrewingco #strikermetal #beer #beerstagram #beerporn @thejunoawards #junoawards #rock #metal #heavymetal #striker #strikermetal #thrash #shred #musicbiz #2020 \m/ @ New York, New York

For the first time since being their Manager/A&R for their first two major label releases on Virgin Records - the platin...
08/14/2020

For the first time since being their Manager/A&R for their first two major label releases on Virgin Records - the platinum "Don't You Fake It" and "Lonely Road," proud to announce that @redjumpsuit and I have officially joined forces again, this time in a label capacity, including as the first release under my new label @monarchrecordco. New RJA release "The Emergency EP" drops August 28th, with catalogue soon after! In a signing mode as well, hit me up with your best ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป #rja #redjumpsuit #rjalliance #musicbiz #recordlabel

07/15/2020
The JUNO Awards

Thanks for the shout out guys! Client Striker's 2020 JUNO Award acceptance speech (Canadian version of Grammys) for Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year! Congrats, and can't wait for what's next!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜ @thejunoawards #rock #metal #heavymetal #striker #strikermetal #thrash #shred #musicbiz #2020 \m/

Edmonton Alberta based Striker have released 6 albums and 1 EP since forming in 2009.

Watch their #JUNOS acceptance speech for Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year!

07/09/2020
BNM Fest

Stoked to announce that management client @allgoodthingsrock will take part in the Better Noise Music Festival on July 16th at 6pm EST, featuring live performances by AGT and label mates including @motleycrue, @5fdp, @paparoach, @awolnation, @dirtyheads, @nothingmoremusic, @thehuofficial, @badwolvesofficial, @fromashestonew, @escapethefate, @hyrothehero and many more!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป This livestream event will benefit the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation (@globalrecoveryinitiatives). Subscribe to the @BetterNoiseMusic Youtube Channel to stay updated!
#betternoisemusic #musicfestival #livestreaming #rockfest #agt #agtarmy #fortheglory #agtlive #agtlivestream #motleycrue #ffdp #paparoach #awolnation #dirtyheads #nothingmore #thehu #badwolves #fatn #fromashestonew #escapethefate #hyrothehero #BNMFest #musicbiz

Mgmt client All Good Things song โ€œFor The Gloryโ€ has just crossed over 25 MILLION streams on @Spotify alone, almost enti...
07/07/2020

Mgmt client All Good Things song โ€œFor The Gloryโ€ has just crossed over 25 MILLION streams on @Spotify alone, almost entirely independent! Even bigger things about to start happening, can't wait to share everything we've been working on! #ForTheGlory #AllGoodThings #machines #agt #spotify #streaming #25million #musicbiz

This just in - client @Strikermetal has just won the 2020 JUNO Award (Canadian version of Grammy's) for Metal/Hard Music...
06/29/2020

This just in - client @Strikermetal has just won the 2020 JUNO Award (Canadian version of Grammy's) for Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year at a virtual ceremony taking place right now! Congrats all around!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜ @thejunoawards #rock #metal #heavymetal #striker #strikermetal #thrash #shred #musicbiz #junoawards #2020 \m/

06/12/2020
Killer Carole - The Vince Johnson Band

Good morning survivors! BRAND NEW Tiger King music from management client The Vince Johnson Band - the REAL band behind Tiger King / Joe Exotic songs like "I Saw A Tiger," โ€œMy First Love," and more! I present to you - "Killer Carole" - a country western music video about a woman who may or may not have killed her husband and then also may or may not have fed him to her tigers ๐Ÿฏ Also streaming via all dsp's, Soundtrack coming up next! ๐Ÿ˜œ Thanks to @RollingStone, Variety, TMZ, Entertainment Weekly, and thousands more for the coverage!!

From The Vince Johnson Band - the real band behind Tiger King / Joe Exotic songs like "I Saw A Tiger," โ€œMy First Love," and more, this is a country western m...

Client The Vince Johnson Band in Rolling Stone! The real band behind Tiger King / Joe Exotic songs like "I Saw A Tiger" ...
06/05/2020
'Tiger King' Songwriter Scores Publishing Deal, Shares New Song 'Killer Carole'

Client The Vince Johnson Band in Rolling Stone! The real band behind Tiger King / Joe Exotic songs like "I Saw A Tiger" and others inks publishing and distro deals, PLUS releases a new song on Carole Baskin titled "Killer Carole!" Story and video below, now streaming across all platforms! ๐Ÿฏ #tigerking #joeexotic #carolebaskin #killercarole #isawatiger

Vince Johnson, one of the writers behind the viral hit โ€œI Saw a Tiger,โ€ signed with BMG

A TMZ exclusive - client The Vince Johnson Band, the real band behind Joe Exotic songs like "I Saw A Tiger" and others, ...
06/04/2020
Band Behind Joe Exotic's Music Set to Release New 'Killer Carole' Song

A TMZ exclusive - client The Vince Johnson Band, the real band behind Joe Exotic songs like "I Saw A Tiger" and others, inks deals and releases a new song titled "Killer Carole." Story below, video in comments. ๐Ÿฏ #tigerking #joeexotic #carolebaskin #killercarole #isawatiger

The guy behind Joe Exotic's tunes has old songs (and new ones) officially on the way.

05/31/2020
All Good Things Live Stream (Featuring Spencer from Ice Nine Kills) - Wk 10- 30th May, 2020

In case you missed it last night - here's management client All Good Things (Better Noise Music) with special guest Spencer Charnas from Ice Nine Kills covering Metallica "Nothing Else Matters." Thanks Spence!!

#livestream #AGTlivestream #newmusic #AGTarmy #AGT #allgoodthings #livestreaming #livefromhome #togetherathome #togetherapart #rockmusic #epicrock #fenderfanmail #socialdistancing #stayhome #socialdistancing #thenewlive #thenewtouring #twitchmusic #twitch #facebooklive #youtubelive #periscope #newalbum #iceninekills #epicrock @nikonusa @livenation @amazonmusic #washyourhands #metallica #nothingelsematters

All Good Things Live Stream (Featuring Spencer from Ice Nine Kills) - Wk 10- 30th May, 2020

Tonight at 6pm EST / 3pm PST! Donโ€™t miss management client All Good Things (Better Noise Music) 10th live stream - this ...
05/30/2020

Tonight at 6pm EST / 3pm PST! Donโ€™t miss management client All Good Things (Better Noise Music) 10th live stream - this will be their LAST STREAM for a while, so they're playing a full concert for you, plus bringing in special guest Spencer Charnas from Ice Nine Kills!

On the bands' YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, & Twitter/Periscope - links and ways to watch: allgoodthingsrock.com NEW MUSIC, old favorites, Q&Aโ€™s, giveaways, and much more ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜
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#livestream #AGTlivestream #newmusic #AGTarmy #AGT #allgoodthings #livestreaming #livefromhome #togetherathome #togetherapart #rockmusic #epicrock #fenderfanmail #socialdistancing #stayhome #socialdistancing #thenewlive #thenewtouring #twitchmusic #twitch #facebooklive #youtubelive #periscope #newalbum #iceninekills #epicrock @nikonusa @livenation @amazonmusic #washyourhands

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05/30/2020

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Tonight at 7pm - come join client, country artist, and Team Salt Life member Andy Pursell for his new weekly Facebook Li...
05/21/2020

Tonight at 7pm - come join client, country artist, and Team Salt Life member Andy Pursell for his new weekly Facebook Livestream!
He'll be playing some LIVE music, taking requests and more! Every Thursday at 7pm EST
This is Andy's first official livestream since he became the first country music artist on Team Salt Life since Jakeowen
Tune in and join the party, gonna Be A Good Time! ๐Ÿค ๐ŸคŸ๐ŸปWe'll be Livin' in the ๐Ÿง‚Life, hell yeah! ๐Ÿค ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿšคโš“ ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿš ๐Ÿบ โ›ฑ๐ŸŒด
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#andypursell #livininthesaltlife #saltlife #teamsaltlife #livesalty #livethesaltlife #country #countrymusic #beach #ocean #saltwater #boats #fishing #surf #sailing #diving #fridaynight #springbreak #summer #memorialday #memorialday2020 #vacation #tampa #florida #beachparty #party #jakeowen #escape #vacation #livestream

ark it on your calendar!!Tonights's All Good Things livestream is about to get - TENACIOUS! ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅKyle Gass from Tenacio...
05/16/2020

ark it on your calendar!!

Tonights's All Good Things livestream is about to get - TENACIOUS! ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ

Kyle Gass from Tenacious D joins Launchpad Media management client All Good Things (Better Noise Music) on their weekly Saturday night livestream!

On the bands' YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, & Twitter/Periscope - links and ways to watch: allgoodthingsrock.com

6pm EST / 3pm PST

NEW MUSIC, old favorites, Q&Aโ€™s, giveaways, and much more

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#livestream #AGTlivestream #newmusic #AGTarmy #AGT #allgoodthings #livestreaming #livefromhome #togetherathome #togetherapart #rockmusic #epicrock #fenderfanmail #socialdistancing #stayhome #socialdistancing #thenewlive #thenewtouring #twitchmusic #twitch #facebooklive #youtubelive #periscope #newalbum #doitnow #hyrothehero #epicrock #kylegass #tenaciousd #jackblack @jackblack @nikonusa @livenation @amazonmusic #washyourhands

Thanks to the 25,000+ people who turned out for client Andy Pursell's first true livestream last night (video on Andy's ...
05/15/2020

Thanks to the 25,000+ people who turned out for client Andy Pursell's first true livestream last night (video on Andy's timeline)! Despite some early tech issues it was a hit, going to try and make this a weekly thing! Special thanks to Salt Life for everything! See you tonight for Dusty's weekly Zoom party, maybe Andy will show up again and play some music as well? ;) ๐Ÿค  Info posted in Dusty's later today..

05/10/2020
Andy Pursell

Andy Pursell

If youโ€™re glad the week is done, say hell yeah!
Hope you're enjoying your Saturday night, here's a special message and a song ๐Ÿค ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿป
And don't forget, join me for a Facebook LIVE Launch Party on Thursday, May 14th at 7pm right here as well as on Salt Life's Facebook as we celebrate with some live music and a new version of the video for Livinโ€™ in the Salt Life!!
Register to win a Salt Life & Andy Pursell Prize Pack here right now! https://woobox.com/bzboro.
Tune in and join the party, see you on the 14th! Hell yeah!
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#andypursell #livininthesaltlife #saltlife #teamsaltlife #livesalty #livethesaltlife #country #countrymusic #beach #ocean #saltwater #boats #fishing #surf #sailing #diving #fridaynight #springbreak #summer #memorialday #memorialday2020 #vacation #tampa #florida #beachparty #party #daydrinking #escape #vacation #livestream

Excited to announce client Andy Pursell's partnership with Salt Life as their newest Team Member! Join Andy for a Facebo...
05/07/2020

Excited to announce client Andy Pursell's partnership with Salt Life as their newest Team Member! Join Andy for a Facebook LIVE Launch Party on Thursday, May 14th at 7pm on Andy's or the SL Facebook as we celebrate this partnership and a new Salt Life version of the video for Livinโ€™ in the Salt Life!! Plus register to win a SL & Andy Pursell Prize Pack here right now! https://bit.ly/SLAndyPursellLaunch
Tune in and join the party, see you on the 14th! Hell yeah!
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#andypursell #saltlife #livininthesaltlife #country #countrymusic #livestream #staysalty #beach #beachlife #escape #vacation #virtualvacation #vacationmode #oceanlife #boatlife #boats #fishingboats #onthewater #oceanlover #fishing #fishingislife #angler #fishinglife #saltwaterfishing #fishing๐ŸŽฃ #springbreak #springbreak2020 #summervacation #palmtrees #islandvibe

Excited to announce my partnership with Salt Life as their newest Team Member! Join me for a Facebook LIVE Launch Party on Thursday, May 14th at 7pm right here and on Salt Life's Facebook as we celebrate with some live music and a new Salt Life version of the video for Livinโ€™ in the Salt Life!! Plus register to win a Salt Life & Andy Pursell Prize Pack here right now! https://bit.ly/SLAndyPursellLaunch Tune in and join the party, see you on the 14th! Hell yeah! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ โ˜€๏ธ ๐ŸŒŠ ๐Ÿšค โ›ฑ ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿบ
#andypursell #saltlife #livininthesaltlife #country #countrymusic #livestream #staysalty #beach #beachlife #escape #vacation #vacationmode #oceanlife #boatlife #boats #oceanlover #fishing #fishingislife #angler #saltwaterfishing #fishing๐ŸŽฃ #springbreak #summervacation #palmtrees #islandvibe #memorialday #memorialday2020 #tampa #tampamusic

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So sad to hear the news about Ric Ocasek tonight. I got to know and work with Ric musically and professionally when I was Director of A&R at Elektra Records in the early 2000's, and he was also my neighbor in NYC. Our VP of Rock A&R was let go (the second in my tenure) and it was announced by our CEO Sylvia Rhone that Ric had been hired to take his place, making him one of my bosses, with an office just feet away from mine. In an area of the business full of surreal creative/business encounters/relationships with people you grew up idolizing and listening to, this was on an entirely different level. There were only a few of us left in the A&R department that would report to him (this was leading up to the Elektra/Atlantic merger) and we had no idea what to expect. We watched movers and decorators slowly bring loads of his personal, modern furniture to decorate his office, rather than the standard company fare. The office then sat furnished but unoccupied for weeks as we wondered if/when he would ever show. And then one day, quiet and unannounced, in walked Ric, straight into his office, just sitting there. I conjured up the confidence to walk in and introduce myself. I was a huge fan of The Cars as a kid, having borrowed all the records from my older brother, and grew to appreciate them even more over time as a fan of music and being in the business. I expressed this as well as how big of a fan I was of his production, including his work with Bad Brains, which he appreciated. One thing lead to another and the conversation turned to what part of NYC each other lived, when we learned we were neighbors, just yards away from each other, me at 18th and Irving, and Ric at 19th and Irving. He then said straight faced to the few of us that would report to him, with the look of a rock star mixed with someone that had done it all in the business and had no Fโ€™s left to give, that "I don't need to be here." And he wasnโ€™t much at all after that, preferring to work from his home instead of the corporate label office. But how cool was it to be able to talk music with him, and drop off music and demos at his home, right around the corner from mine, and bump into him on the block, with or without Paulina, walking our dogs or on the way somewhere. I moved out of the neighborhood a few years ago but often return and always think about Ric and his family when I walk by his home, feeling blessed to have made his acquaintance the way I did. And now thatโ€™s where he passed. RIP Ric, you were an incredible human being, your mark on music is indelible and will live on forever, and Iโ€™m blessed to have known you. #ricocasek #thecars
New single release day! Click below to check out Sub-Radio's brand new single "Room For You" - available on all music platforms NOW! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ From their upcoming EP "Dog Years" (out July 19) produced by Dylan Bauld and mixed by Andrew Maury, on tour at a city near you this Summer! Atwood Magazine says โ€œRoom For Youโ€ is a song thatโ€™s sure to soundtrack summer romances... Itโ€™s a song thatโ€™s suited for every aspect of summer from barbecues to big festival stages to beaches.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ”ฅ#subradio #R4U #roomforyou #launchpadmedia #musicbiz