MIAMI, Fla. — With the music industry desperately needing a new business model, and the gap between the major and indie labels getting smaller and smaller, a new breed of indie is making waves in a big way: Heavy Air Music, Inc. With such heavy hitters as Pharell Williams, Scott Storch, Tom Lord-Alge, Missy Elliot, Lenny Kravitz, Emilio Estefan, and major companies such as Sony Music, Peer Music, Universal Music, Clear Channel, and Live Nation, Miami is quickly becoming a music industry hub – Heavy Air Music (H.A.M.) is right in the middle.
H.A.M. started in 2002 as a small production studio. Since then, it has grown into a multi-faceted entertainment company that includes production, mixing, web design, promotions, artist development, distribution, songwriting and film scoring.
With an arsenal of talent and a fresh new take on the relationship between fans and artists, this new independent plans to take the industry by storm.
“I wanted to create artists and records that listeners could relate to,” Javier Carrion, H.A.M.’s founder, explains. “I wanted to create a transparent product for the audience so they could feel a real connection at every angle.”
Javier, also a Grammy(R)-award winning mixing engineer, focuses on keeping all aspects of production in house.
“We do very little outsourcing to keep quality consistent,” he says. “We have a very talented staff.”
H.A.M. has contributed to many Grammy-winning and nominated albums. Past clients include: Barbara Streisand, Brian McKnight, Gladys Knight, Barry Gibb, and more.
Most recently, H.A.M. signed new artist, Stephanie Tiangco, who just completed her first release, “Hard Times EP,” with the new single, “I Think You Ain’t.”
Tiangco has an edge that few mainstream pop stars possess. Singer, songwriter, producer; her work has an imaginative spirit that is captured in every song. The EP is currently available on iTunes(TM); the video will be available late summer.
According to H.A.M., Tiangco will be the flagship artist for H.A.M.
The company has also recently signed on with Mystic Urchin and the nation’s largest independent distributor, Ryko Distribution. Tiangco was the first artist to be released under this new partnership.
To learn more about Heavy Air Music, Inc., visit: http://www.HeavyAirMusic.com.
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