the launch in 2000, Soundwerkz has worked to become an influential voice
in the music industry. Recognized and respected by industry professionals
and artists alike, Soundwerkz is about passion for music and for discovering
the hottest emerging artists and songs. We have shopped artists to successful
major label deals and subsquent releases/tours and helped many individual
artists and bands along the way.
is not a commercial venture. No one buys their way onto Soundwerkz
or into the pages of a TAARA. volume. Above all, Soundwerkz is about integrity
and honest passion for music in a pure and honest format, not bogged down
or bootstrapped by interests other than new music discovery.
has garnered artist submissions and readers from around the world. Itís
a place where A&R execs and other industry professionals come to discover
and fall in love with truly great artists and a great song. I am tirelessly
working to place Soundwerkz at the forefront of professional independent
A&R tools and "go to" sites online. I am not sure there exists
a name for what soundwerkz, and others like us, do, other than independent
you for visiting Soundwerkz.com. Soundwerkz is about providing effective
professional A&R services and artist development. Driven by a passion
for music, we specialize in finding, screening, developing, and connecting
The Industry: Soundwerkz provides a professional screening function
combined with the exponential reach of the internet as a potential talent
pool. The site is consulted by members of all five major label groups,
along with producers, engineers, promoters, managers, attorneys, agents
and media outlets. Those that know us, know we are courteous, professional,
respectful, and extremely selective and discriminating in what we vet
actively recruits local scouts in all geographic markets to scout to submit
the hottest happending local bands and songwriters. In essence, this translates
into an accessible "in the trenches" street team of independent
talent scouts and music lovers who submit potential acts to the site.
The Artist: Soundwerkz provides the opportunity for exposure to fans
and other bands, professional consulting, and access to our network of
industry relationships. We guaranty that your material will be heard (this
is due to personal experience as a musician and entertainment lawyer).
Additionally, for music fans and artists alike - the site features interviews
with industry professionals, pdated music news, the opportunity to vote
on potential songs from time to time through sister site www.demoduel.com,
and updates on up-and-coming artists.
of Soundwerkz: The idea of Soundwerkz was born around 1996-1997. The
idea was the result of my experience and time in musical groups, project/commercial
studios, and my desire, determination, and persistence to do what I love
- Music. I have spent the better part of my life on the artist-side of
the equation...recording and writing songs, submitting demos, playing
shows, doing all the things that an artist does. From that experience,
I developed more than a handful of quality relationships in the industry
- producers, A&R guys, attorneys, and others.
the value of these relationships, borrowing from my education and experience
in the business/corporate world, and taking an enthusiastic approach to
the potential of the internet, I sought to carve out a niche for myself
within the music industry and to help other artists do the same. Soundwerkz
was originally launched in early 2000.
is not the largest or even the best known independent A&R site, but
we are the most discerning and a respected source of information for the
best of unsigned talent. My goal for the company is simply to be the most
respected and successful independent artist and repertoire company on
the planet and I continue the development of that reputation for finding
and introducing to the industry future HIT ARTISTS on a CONSISTENT basis.
It's been a slow process ... and there is much work to do.