The music business has changed drastically over the past few decades. These days, only a few big labels are successful and a handful of small independent labels are doing well. Most big recording studios are out, with smaller studios and home outfits taking over. The Internet is the now and the future for music marketing. With the advent of the Internet, CDs are no longer the main way to discover or purchase new music. Being able to get people interested in surfing the Internet for live and recorded music is vital for distribution and ultimate success.
To hear live music in the past, one had to go to a club, concert hall, arena or an outdoor festival, or seek out televised shows in which the artists were not lip-syncing. It is not as easy to make money in today’s market without having a big record company financing the acts. With the right promo and marketing ideas, live music can continue to generate a large income for artists who are able to play in front of a large audience.
With that in mind, the object is not to reinvent the wheel, but to make it grow wings through recorded and live music made the traditional way while using the Internet and the help of big name artists to interest the consumer.
- To have a facility where artists can record their music in a professional and comfortable atmosphere without spending the huge amounts spent for most large studios. To create a music label whose artists use CDs, radio, touring, television, film, merchandising, video games and most importantly, the Internet for promotion and sales.
- To start a New York City-based cable and Internet live music show showcasing new and established artists with a live audience.
- To write and produce film scores.
- To have a publishing division.
Paul Frazier has been the bassist in David Byrne’s (Talking Heads) band for 11 years. Over the years Frazier has worked with many other artists and producers, such as Arrested Development, Michael Tolcher, Pop Rocks, Mark Pender Band, Lucy Woodward, Idina Menzel, Ultra Blue (featuring Dave Stryker, Dave Mann, Rachel Z, Pete Belasco, and Kevin Mahogany), Imani Coppola, Shawn Colvin, Funky Poets (co- leader), Dave Darlington, Mic Murphy, Andre Betts, Ray Chew, Alan Freedman, David Frank, Chaka Khan, Pat Ciscarano (as producer and musician), Jono Manson, Joss Stone, Don Dilego, Mike Mangini, Pat Dillet, Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, Vic Juris, Digable Planets, Cab and Chris Calloway, David Cole (from C+ C Music Factory) and more.
Paul has also toured/played shows with Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Renee Fleming, Amel Larrieux, Sara McLachlan, Bonnie Raitt, Natalie Merchant, Imani Coppola (at Lilith Fair Performances), Michelle Lewis, Alyson Williams, The Weather Girls, K.J. Denhert, John Popper, Micheal Tolcher with Crosby, Stills and Nash, Carmine Appice, Gilberto Gil and with Cafe Soul (featuring Peabo Bryson, Vesta Williams, George Benson, Roy Ayers, Bobby Lyle, Duke Jones, Norman Connors, Glenn Jones, Kenny Garret and more) and many others.
Television show credits include VH-1 70s Show with Donny Osmond (performing with The Spinners, The Miracles, Rose Royce, Cissy Houston and Donny Osmond), David Letterman (twice with David Byrne), The Colbert Report (with David Byrne), Conan O’Brien, The Jules Holland Show (with David Byrne and Imani Coppola), The View (with Shawn Colvin), On The Record with Bob Costas, Austin City Limits (with David Byrne), The Arsenio Hall Show, BET and Soultrain (with The Funky Poets), Vibe/Sinbad Show and Sessions at 54th (with Imani Coppola) and Good Morning America and The 2010 4th of July Celebration of America at the Ford’s Theatre for President Obama (with Renee Fleming).
The Funky Poets (Sony recording artists) movie credits include The Money Train and Blankman. Additionally, Funky Poets appeared on and scored vocal arrangements on the HBO series Oz, Della Ventura (CBS weekly drama) and Firehouse (a CBS Fontana – Levinson production featuring Richard Dean Anderson). Frazier received gold and platinum honors for writing and producing music in the movie Free Willy.
Frazier’s latest two projects with David Byrne include, Ride Rise Roar (2010), a documentary produced by Hillman Curtis and This Must Be the Place, a film starring Sean Penn and Frances McDormand scheduled for release in 2011.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR INVESTORS and/or PARTNERS.
If you are interested in helping or finding out more information, please contact Founder, Paul Frasier: