Fiercely Independent: Blues, Jazz, Roots and Americana Recordings Production Services for Independent Artists
Silk City Records is an independent label that is proud to offer
Compact Disc recordings of the finest quality Blues, Folk, Jazz, New Age, and Roots artists, both established and emerging. Our mission is to supply a high degree of quality at an affordable price, to a discerning and discreet consumer .
Distribution and Sales resources for independent artists. Our artist agreements are designed to deliver maximum value back to the artist.
"End to End" Production Services. Our focus is to enable artists, organizations, and other indie labels to access a complete range of value priced services through ONE SINGLE PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM for planning, production, recording, mixing, mastering, manufacturing, distribution and merchandising their recordings.
It started, quite simply, as a casual discussion between two music professionals about the scarcity of fair production and distribution options for independent artists. It grew to a reality as the two were joined by other music industry professionals to create a multi-faceted Record Label, offering an "artist friendly" alternative for unsigned artists, and a retail presence where consumers could find great recordings at reasonable prices.
Silk City Records was founded by Dennis Lipari in 1989 to release recordings by NJ Blues singer/guitarist Son Lewis. In 1995, we were awarded a Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to aid in the production (recording and manufacturing) of a compact disc by Son. The recording received significant critical acclaim in the Blues community and has been broadcast on radio stations around the world . Since that release, Silk City has sought to expand its horizons by bringing other artists to the attention of the world.
The company expanded that original vision by offering a wide range of opportunities including production consultation, project planning, development, recording, production services, graphics design, manufacturing, packaging, distribution and promotion to independent artists seeking to launch their career. Some established artists, like The Crescent City Maulers and Detroit Women, embraced the opportunity to regain creative and financial control of their careers by moving to the personalized approach of Silk City.
Silk City has created an environment where artists can have their projects managed to completion in a sympathetic and professional manner. Our NJ based company has focused primarily on Blues, Jazz, Folk and Roots Rock, but also include Rock and Contemporary Songwriters. We utilize the Internet in an intelligent and concerted manner for distribution and marketing of product. Our "end to end" appproach is differentiates us from the traditional channels previously dominating the market. Although there are numerous competitors that provide parts of these offerings, we provides the full range of services, with in-house facilities.
Silk City currently has numerous successful label releases, and offer non-roster indie artists CD's for sale at our web site (just check our Catalog page). That number is growing rapidly as the word continues to spread to artists who are seeking fairer deals for the sale and distribution of their independent projects. Silk City is planning an ambitious schedule for the future, which includes additional recordings, re-release of classic recordings, and expansion of its catalog of roster and non-roster artists...
Super D/Phantom Distribution. Mark Grindle National Sales Manager, Indy Retail 17822 "A" Gillette Ave. Irvine, CA 92614 Phone: 949-255-5202 Fax: 866-666-5162 firstname.lastname@example.org
On-line sales available through Silk City and www.CDBaby.com Digital Downloads available from virtually every legal music distribution site!