(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Rock Ridge Music, an artist development company/label launched earlier this summer, will see its first release, The Ike Reilly Assassination’s “Sparkle In The Finish” hit stores on October 12. The company offers its artists a label, artist management (if needed), national distribution, and a place to develop and maintain a solid career in the music business.
According to the company: “Rock Ridge Music is striving to become the ultimate resource and support structure for both developing artists as well as those artists who became disillusioned with the big business of the record industry. Through management and distribution services, marketing plan consultation and development, and creative financial support, Rock Ridge Music has the resources to develop a music career.”
Rock Ridge Music provides its artists with national distribution via ADA through Sixthman. In addition to the forthcoming Ike Reilly Assassination album, Rock Ridge has also planned releases from Love.45 (produced by 3 Doors Down guitarist Chris Henderson and Geoff Ott, release date November 9), Domeshots (from Oakland, CA, release date October 12), and Stroke 9 (release date November 9). They also have arranged a P&D deal with Raleigh, NC-based Evo Recordings to release the upcoming album from Madside (release date November 9).Principals in Rock Ridge Music include Tom Derr (most recently VP Marketing & Artist Development, Universal Records; previously held positions at RCA Records, A&M Records, and Noise International; 12 years of experience in music retail), and Chris Henderson (guitarist for 3 Doors Down, songwriter, producer, eight years overall experience in the music business). — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner