The four page feature talks about the labels aggressive expansion into heavier rock and metal as well as the overall label successes.  New issue of Billboard is out now (To request a clip of the story email contact below).
About Razor & Tie
With over 40 million units sold, 20 plus years in business and multiple Grammy Awards, New York City-based, Razor & Tie is one of the largest privately owned independent music/entertainment companies in the United States. Founded in 1990, and co-owned since inception by entrepreneurs Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam, the company is comprised of a record label (with major distribution through SONY and independent distribution through RED), a music publishing business, a media buying company, and a full service recording studio, and visual / post production house.  Razor & Tie continues to expand its diverse and acclaimed roster that includes such diverse artists as All That Remains, P.O.D., The Sword, Shadows Fall, BRAD, Such Gold, Nonpoint, Jon McLaughlin, Vanessa Carlton, Foreigner, Saves The Day, Dar Williams, Chelsea Grin, For Today, Norma Jean, Defiler, I Am War,  Hit The Lights and a separate children’s roster that includes Laurie Berkner, The Imagination Movers, Super Why! and The Wiggles.    The label also supplies physical and digital distribution to the Broadway Cast Recording label Ghostlight/Sh-K-Boom, the re-issue label Real Gone Records, and is a partner in the metal label Artery Recordings, a successful joint venture with Artery Management. In addition, R&T provides distribution and marketing services for artists such as Joan Baez, Suzanne Vega, Corey Smith and The Cowboy Junkies. The owners of the company are also the creators of the multiplatinum music series, Kidz Bop.


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HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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Tigerwine 2020

A Disparate Vintage

On Tigerwine's latest, 'Nothing is for You,' vocalist and lyricist Trobee departs from the band's last effort as a concept record to write about an array subjects. Notably, Trobee tackles his evolution from rigid belief system to an acceptance and understanding of other ideas: "Through touring and becoming close with those very people I was taught to be afraid of, I realized how untrue it all is."


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My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

Between the White Noise

My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.


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Employed to Serve

Forward Under a Dying Sun

Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.


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