[JPL] RESONANCE....the foundation has been built

Bradley M. Stone bstone at science.sjsu.edu
Wed Jul 8 20:52:56 EDT 2009




Ricky,

Congrats on what you have accomplished with Resonance, and best wishes
in your future endeavors.  I know we will be hearing from you again on a
new project!  In the meantime, we'll look forward to the next one from
John.

Aloha,

Brad

Dr. Brad Stone
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Faculty Advisor
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Subject: RESONANCE....the foundation has been built









Friends and associates:



I wanted to advise you that I have completed my work in association with
Resonance Records. For the past two years I have worked on a part-time
basis giving shape and identity and direction to Mr. Klabin's desire to
have a jazz record label in association with his Rising Jazz Stars
Foundation.



When I first began my assignment,? there were a number of recordings
completed.? I was brought in to brand, build, direct and launch Mr.
Klabin's new label.? Building and launching companies is a particular
passion of mine, along with championing great music.? 



It's wonderful to leave with a feeling of accomplishment.? Much of what
I set out to do, has been done or set in motion.

Resonance has enjoyed a healthy measure of success in its first 15
months in release. JazzWeek recognised the lable as being the No. 8
Airplay Label of the Year [not bad in the company's first year].? Out of
more than 1,100 new jazz titles released in 2008, Resonance had 3 of the
Top 75 Most Played [in just its first nine months].? The company also
enjoyed terrific press coverage.



The label's internet profile is solid.? The Resonance website has
traffic and rankings equal to numerous labels with 4 to 7 years more
history.? The company's foreign distribution network (despite being
built in arguably the most difficult year in our industry's history) is
equal to or nearly equal to that of far more established labels, with
larger catalogs.



None of this could have been possible without fine colleagues.? Building
any success always involves the efforts of a team.? I have to thank Don
Lucoff, Brad and the team at DL Media for their efforts with the print
and electronic media.? At Resonance: Pierre Paul (we love "crude" music
pal), Anthony Polis ("nothing but 'net") Sydney Lanex (I love dark
music), Eric Talbert (on the radio, especially After Dark), Elo Carillo
(checks & balances) & Fran Gallo, it's been real... interesting and at
times alot of fun.? The agenda was ambitious, the team small and yet,
quite alot was accomplished.



There have been some wonderful recordings and fine artists to work
with.? To those of you I got to know pretty well, its been a pleasure.?
For those of you whom I didnt get to know as well...I wish you the best
too.? Resonance came so close to having a No. 1 record! (are you
listening, Nick Francis? lol).? There were a bunch of Top 10 records
too. There was really only one major disappointment, an unjustly passed
over-by-radio release from a very promising guitarist!



It has been a pleasure breathing life into another new label.? Mr.
Klabin deserves credit for his noble undertaking.

Jazz, as well as all of the arts, needs its patrons.? At a difficult
time for Jazz, Resonance has been a breath of fresh air, and some
deserving artists have been presented on a national stage.? 



As for me, I remain blessed to be able to make my living doing something
which has been a lifelong passion. I'll continue to explore my
fascination with the intersection of music, media and marketing.? And as
I approach (gasp!) 40 years in the music business, I'm grateful to still
get excited when I hear great music! (Speaking of which, be on the
lookout for a positootly (absitively!) fine disc from John Beasley) 



There....I couldn't rightfully say goodbye without one last plug for a
great one! Cheers one and all.



Yours in music,

Ricky

www.jazzconsultant.com

(818) 497-5566 







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