It's been quite a while since my last posting, but a lot has happened since then. Over the summer, I was offered an Artist and Distribution deal with L.A. based Music Force Media Group. Through them, my new CD, Face To Face, will be distributed by Ryko (Warner Bros.). Initially, Music Force will be promoting my CD to Smooth Jazz stations across the U.S, Europe, Australia, and Japan.
In the meantime, in a separate deal, Veteran radio promoter, Don Graham, has begun pitching the Face To Face CD to radio stations and nationally syndicated radio shows that feature the Adult Standard format. And so far, the response has been incredible! We're getting played on hundreds of stations across the U.S.
WHLI (New York, New Jersey), KSGL (Wichita), The Big Band Jump Show (131 stations), WKNY (Kingston, NY), The Joey Reynolds Show (New York City, with 9 million listeners nationwide), WPLM (Boston), The Bill Miller Show (119 stations), The Jim Raposa Show (129 stations), Dick Carr's Big Band Ballads and Blues (Syracuse, Utica), KABI (Abilene KS) are among the stations currently playing songs from my new CD. They're playing my songs in between artists like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Diana Krall!
And tomorrow, Tuesday the 2ist, I'll be doing a morning interview with Gregg Hunter, the host of the Cable Radio Network, which reaches 11 million homes nationwide.
Another fun thing happened a couple weeks ago. The Academy Award Nominated Actress, Sally Kellerman (who starred in major motion pictures in the 70's and 80's), asked me to sing a duet with her for her upcoming album. We recorded the tracks in Los Angeles with her producer, Val Garay. Val has had tons of hit records, including the 6th biggest selling record OF ALL TIME (Bette Davis Eyes)!! We really had a ball, and after the work was done, we hung out for a few hours, and I wish you could have heard some of the wild Hollywood tales that were told. Some day I'll write about it:-)
Anyway, as you can see, it's been a pretty busy time. It's just the beginning of our marketing campaign, but so far the response is very encouraging.
BTW, The Professor RJ Ross website (ProfessorRJRoss.com) has already been visited by listeners from 26 countries and 123 cities! We'd love to hear from you guys. Please post a comment or send us an email to keep in touch.
Lots of love,