Stroudavarious Now R&J Records, Tim McFadden New Head Of National Promotion
May 17, 2011 at 11:59 AM (PT)
STROUDAVARIOUS RECORDS CEO JAMES STROUD has announced the launch of R&J RECORDS, with partner RICK CARTER of GULPORT, MS. The same executive team that ran STROUDAVARIOUS RECORDS for STROUD will run R&J RECORDS. STROUDAVARIOUS RECORDS’ roster AARON LEWIS, LOCASH COWBOYS, MARGARET DURANTE, ANDY GIBSON, ROB LANE and ALEXA CARTER will immediately segue to the R&J RECORDS roster with their current projects.
With the launch of the new label, STROUD and President CATINO also announce the addition of industry veteran TIM McFADDEN, who will take over national promotion duties for the label, reporting to CATINO. McFADDEN replaces BILL MACKY, who exited for RODEOWAVE ENTERTAINMENT, PHIL VASSAR’s new label, on APRIL 29th .
"Those who know me know that it would take an incredible opportunity to get me back into the record business," McFADDEN said. "This is that kind of opportunity. I have known JAMES and BILL for many, many years and when they reached out and played me the music, I was completely sold. I am really looking forward to hitting the road and the phones, checking in with old friends, making new ones and breaking some great music. I am very excited to be a part of this team."
TIM is a true record veteran in every sense," said STROUD. "His experience has run the gamut from promotion to A&R to management and beyond. He was my Head of Promotion at GIANT RECORDS and I am thrilled to be working with him again. His work ethic and professionalism is consistent with everyone on this team."
CATINO added, "TIM has maintained his strong relationships with key programmers and consultants over the years. That will be a tremendous asset in building this promotion team to the expectations that JAMES and I envisioned when we first formed the label. TIM will play an integral role in the future success at R&J."
The entire staff at R&J RECORDS can now be reached through their new email addresses, which will utilize the email@example.com format.
R&J RECORDS is currently located at 29 Music Square East, NASHVILLE, TN 37203, but will move to office space currently under construction over the SUMMER. The phone number for R&J is (615) 290-5995. The fax number is (615) 733-0225.
JON CONLON, regional promotion rep for the WEST COAST, can be reached at (818) 997-9393. Midwest rep BILL HELTEMES can be reached at (859) 586-1225. ERIC BEGGS, who covers the SOUTHEAST for the label, can be reached at (603) 244-2022. Additions to the promotion staff will also be announced shortly.