- Undertow Music
Undertow began in
1996as a collectiveof independent artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers and creative managers sharing resources, ideas, and a love of music. [ [http://undertowmusic.imeem.com/ undertow music Music Profile on IMEEM ] ] Undertow Music operates offices in St. Louis, Champaign, Los Angeles, New York City, Nashville, Boston, Portland, and London. [ [http://www.undertowmusic.com/company-info.php Undertow Music ] ]
Undertow Records was started in 1996 by Mark Ray when he released albums by his band, Waterloo and a band they shared a studio space with, Nadine. Undertow serves as a conduit for artists to release their albums to a wider audience through digital, retail, and direct sales outlets. The artists retain ownership and control of their music at all times. No formal contracts are drawn up between artists and Undertow.
Undertow has released records for artists such as
Jay Bennett(of Wilcofame), Will Johnson (of Centro-Matic), Amazing Pilots, Artificial Hearts, The Redwalls, The Cush, Nadine, Magnolia Summer, Glossary, Dreadful Yawns, Waterloo, Anna Fermin, Steve Dawson, J Tillman, and South San Gabriel. [ [http://www.undertowstore.com/ Undertow Music ] ]
Mark Ray and Chris Grabau run the day to day operations of Undertow Records.
Undertow artist management was started by Bob Andrews in 1996 after he joined forces with Mark Ray's record label for the release of Nadine's debut album. The original roster was Nadine, Centro-matic, and Dolly Varden. Andrews split his time between the label and management until 2002 when he started focusing solely on artist management while expanding the roster to include
Pedro the Lion, Grammy Award winner Jesse Harrisand American Music Club. [http://www.smilepolitely.com/music/2008/08/undertow-exerts-pull-on-nation.php]
Artist managers at Undertow include; Bob Andrews, Adam Klavohn, Caleb Palma, Christine Sanley, Jefferson Macklin, and Chris Grabau.
Undertow's current management roster includes:
The Bottle Rockets
Pedro the Lion
South San Gabriel
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
The Undertow Orchestra
2006, a group of Undertow artists toured the US and Europe, billed as The Undertow Orchestra. Members of the touring group included David Bazan(of Pedro the Lionand Headphones), Mark Eitzel(of American Music Club), Will Johnson and Scott Danbom (of Centro-Matic), and Vic Chesnutt. [http://www.glidemagazine.com/articles/47802/the-undertow-orchestra.html]
* [http://www.undertowmusic.com Undertow Music Official Site]
* [http://www.undertowmusic.com/company-info.php Undertow Music Company Profile]
* [http://www.myspace.com/undertowcollective Undertow Music MySpace Profile]
* [http://www.undertowstore.com/ Undertow Music Online Store]
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