Margo Rey…Between Us
is her 3rd charting AC single under the
direction of Right Way and our AC team.
Camryn…Set the Night
on Fire is her breakthrough single at Top 40…now approaching Top
50 national airplay…just completed dates with One Direction.
will be a summer anthem at AC radio…Impacting in Mid-July.
Free will be her return to success at Dance Radio and The Clubs.
Yourself is becoming a viral sensation with the Breakup Song for
The Social Media Generation.
Chris Weaver Band…Standing in Line will be
impacting AAA radio in mid-July with a great heartland track.
is her second charting Top 40 track and she is the opening act on the
entire One Direction tour.
Into The Light is his debut single for HAC radio as a new Santana
new tracks show tremendous growth and look for a new single for
AAA and Modern Rock this summer.
is starting to break out in key markets and her station visits are
making new friends everywhere.
We love our starting line-up. The world of
Independent Music is in great shape and Right Way Music Group is proud
to be working with all these great artists.
PS…Check out our video page for current videos by these artists and some other Right Way clients.
Right Way Music Group
It’s hard to believe that 2011 is winding down but with the end of year
comes a significant anniversary for Right Way. It was three years ago
last December that Jimmy and I took a leap of faith and began Right Way
Music Group. We believed that our many years of experience would benefit
our clients in a business that was, and still is, undergoing massive
change. We named it Right Way as a mission statement and to never forget
there is only one way to do things…The Right Way!!!
We owe a great debt to all our clients
these past three years and we feel like those partnerships have
benefited everyone involved. As we prepare for Year Four, it feels like
the best is yet to come. We will be announcing some new strategic
partnerships and hope to take existing client projects to the next
level. Of course, the thrill of a new client and the potential of each
new project also motivate us every day. We are thankful to all those we
work with and look forward to a banner 2012.
At Right Way, the trifecta is a brilliant
artist; a motivated client; and the resources to build and manage a long
term campaign. We are most fortunate to have found that with Margo Rey
and Organica Music Group. Over the last six months we have been working
closely with Margo and Organica and the result is a Top 20 Mainstream AC
single with “Let the Rain” and now we are closing the year with her
holiday single “This Holiday Night” ready to climb the charts. This year
has basically been a set up for her mass breakthrough in 2012 with a
follow-up single and release of her new album. Head on over to our video
page for a live video of Margo at radio and see just how great she is
live. Margo is a Breast Cancer survivor and she was kind enough to
create a PSA for radio that received wide use:
The long term story of Katrina and Red Red
Records continues as this year has seen several success stories for
Katrina. Her single, “Shame on Me” was a chart hit at Hot AC Radio; then
crossed over to Top 25 success on the Radio & Records Indicator Chart;
and was just added to 20 on 20 on SiriusXM which guarantees massive
national exposure. In addition, her dance release, “OPM”, was a Top 25
Dance hit with a campaign run by Right Way(we do all formats!!!). To cap
off the year, Katrina’s rendition of “Santa Baby” is being added to
holiday playlists at AC Radio. As we approach the New Year, we are
preparing her next single, “So Eden”, for Hot AC Radio which will ensure
the continuation of this fantastic artist development campaign. In
addition, Red Red Records, has signed the legendary band Pablo Cruise,
and released a new live CD/DVD package. We will be working this to
Classic Hits and Mainstream AC Radio. Check out the live video of their
classic “ Love Will Find A Way”:
One of the most successful projects we have
had at Right Way is working with Jared Lee. This kid is a star!!! A
Right Way lead team made amazing inroads with Jared and his single,
“It’s Over (Goodbye)”. We are proud of the fact we took an Independent
label artist and charted him on the R&R BDS Chart at number 40!!! There
are only a handful of Independent artists that achieve charting status
and we did it. We are also just as proud of our joint efforts in getting
Jared into radio to do acoustic performances. We did over 25 visits and
those visits will set him up for a long term career. Here is an example
of Jared at radio at the BING LOUNGE at KBFF in Portland:
Alicia Witt is best known for her work in
TV and film, but she also has a music career she has been developing
over the years with constant touring. She has built a great fan base and
now we are taking her music to radio. At Right Way we have a Discovery
Campaign that allows us to work with new artists and make sure there
music is presented to the world of radio in the proper manner and then
generate feedback to help us determine a bigger picture campaign. This
is market research in an effective manner and allows us to work with
artists like Alicia who juggle multiple careers. We are proud to have
Alicia as our first Discovery Campaign. Her video for “Anyway” has been
on our video page for some time …check out a compelling song and video
at this link:
At Right Way we owe a lot to our friend
John Weston who runs the Street Pulse Group. It was John who steered us
to Epitaph Records and our big success with Michael Franti. When John
called about a new artist he was working with, we were all ears!! Erin
Bowman is a dynamic new artist from NJ (home of Jimmy and where I grew
up) so we are especially excited about her debut single, “Problem”. So
far the radio feedback is spectacular with early Beyonce comparisons.
Check out her You Tube page and watch the evolution of an artist that
will be a factor in 2012.
Breaking Laces continue to do it the Right
Way: Constant touring and numerous radio visits are creating a solid
foundation for the band. After much success at Modern Rock radio with
“God In Training” including a big performance at the WEND/Charlotte
Halloween Show, the band is now making serious inroads at AAA radio with
several cuts off the album. The BL management team is taking the long
term…keep ‘em on the road approach…and the dividends are paying off.
Check out the band from a live performance at WEND:
At Right Way, we are fortunate to have an
amazing friend in Nashville named Eddie Mascolo. Eddie is an old friend
from the RCA days and he is really the “music mayor of Nashville”. He is
kind enough to refer projects to Right Way and the latest is an
incredible artist named Jefferson Grizzard. This is a name you will all
know in the coming year as he is a songwriter and performer of
exceptional talent. He reminds us of the great singer/songwriters of
when we grew up…he has a lot to say…and says it well. We have partnered
with our pals JB Brenner and Jeff Appleton and are beginning the process
of taking Jefferson’s music to the world of radio.
At Right Way it’s not always just the
music. I had the great pleasure to meet and work with the legendary Kosh
at the beginning of the Katrina project. Over the year, our relationship
has developed into a wonderful friendship. This is the man that designed
so many of the classic album covers that sit in my vinyl collection
including Abbey Road; Who’s Next; and Hotel California. Right Way has
been working with Kosh, and his partner Susan, to let the world know of
his accomplishments. Through Right Way, Kosh has now completed two My
Turn shows on The Sound here in Los Angeles. The “book” on Kosh is in
the works and with Right Way’s help we will be helping with radio
promotion for the book. We will also be working with the book’s author
on other projects….more to come on this but again, the Right Way
connections can be utilized in many ways.
Finally, I had the privilege of
representing Right Way at Cal State Fullerton on a Music Business panel
run by ETC there. ETC, Entertainment & Tourism Club, allows kids in
their program access to real world music professionals and I was honored
to be part of a great panel with many industry friends.
Dear Mr. Catania
It was a pleasure meeting you at our Music
and Recording Industry Panel. Thank you for taking time out your
schedule to inspire and encourage our members who have an interest
working in the music industry. I know that your time is very valuable
thus; your participation in our panel is greatly appreciated. We would
be honored to have you attend our future events!
I was especially excited to have you attend
ETC's event, since music has always been a passion of mine and a huge
part of my life. Your experience with big names in the industry is very
cool. I would like to stay in touch and am always open to opportunities
such as volunteer work in the music industry. I look forward to speaking
with you soon.
All the best,
I have also made a couple of appearances on
panels for Music180.com “Meet Up’s” which also give me the opportunity
to interface with up and coming artists and key producers. After 35
years, I have plenty of stories to impart!!!
Right Way Music Group
update… August 1st.
The past couple of months have been very busy for
Jimmy and me as many great projects have found their way to Right Way.
We are thrilled to be working with a variety of different clients in a
variety of different formats. It requires a lot of shifting gears every
day but the quality of music from our clients makes it a smooth ride!!
In no particular order:
Jared Lee’s “It’s Over (Goodbye)” is
developing a great story at HAC Radio and is a Top 50 track in less than
a month. We have Jared visiting radio every week where he is making
friends and getting new airplay. Here is a clip of Jared live at WAJI in
For more on Jared:
Photo #1: With Barbara Bridges and Bryan
Sargent from WJXA/Nashville
Photo #2: With Robin Daniels and Danny Howard from WDEF/Chattanooga
Photo #3: Margo & Ron White (Margo’s Husband) with Kelly McCoy of WSB/Atlanta
Look for more photos from the road at www.margorey.com
Katrina…This long time Right Way project has
hit high gear with two singles in play: OPM, a dance track has debuted
on both the DJ Times Crossover Chart and the Billboard Club Play Dance
Chart. In addition, her pop single, “Shame On Me” is developing a quick
story at the Indicator Top 40 panel. Head over to our video page to
check out the video and to keep up with all the Katrina action go to:
Golden State hails from LA and “World On
Fire” is breaking at both AAA and Modern Rock radio. There’s so much
going on that I am going to let this press release tell the story:
DATE:JULY 29, 2011
FROM:ANGELA VILLANUEVA/MITCH SCHNEIDER/MICHELE STEPHENS
PACKED CD RELEASE PARTY TUESDAY, JULY 19
AT HEMINGWAY’S IN HOLLYWOOD TO CELEBRATE
DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM OUT NOW ON ALL DIGITAL RETAILERS
FRONTMAN JAMES GRUNDLER PERFORMS
LIVE ON ‘THE WEEKLY COMET’
AND TAPES UPCOMING EPISODE OF ‘BETA TV’
RADIO CONTINUES TO BUILD
KROQ “LOCALS ONLY” SHOW
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 AT THE ROXY THEATRE
GOLDEN STATE frontman James Grundler performing at Hemingway’s Lounge on Tuesday, July 19
Photo Credit: Kali Meadows
Indie rockers GOLDEN
STATE have released their debut album
DIVISION. The Los Angeles band kicked off release week with a
celebration, performing the album in its entirety to a packed house at
Hemingway’s Lounge in Hollywood. The album is available now at all
digital retailers including iTunes:
Building upon the momentum from the
successful CD release show, frontman JAMES GRUNDLER continued release
week with two TV appearances Thursday, July 21. GRUNDLER started off the
day with an acoustic performance and interview at nationally syndicated
BETA RECORDS TV. The segment will appear in the upcoming season kicking
off late August, exact air date to be determined. For a list of where
and when the show airs, visit:
Immediately following BETA RECORDS TV,
GRUNDLER headed over for live taping of the new online show THE WEEKLY
COMET. He performed two acoustic tracks--“World On Fire” and “Setting
Sun”--discussed his former group Paloalto, working with Rick Rubin, the
inspiration behind his songs and answered a few fan questions. The show
can be seen here:
GOLDEN STATE frontman James Grundler with
The Weekly Comet hosts Jonathan McHugh and Tamara Conniff
On the radio front, DIVISION continues to impact Triple A and Modern Rock specialty formats. “World On Fire” debuted at #188 on FMQB’s Top 200 Triple A chart and this week jumped up to #143. The anthemic track is getting played on key stations in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Knoxville and most notably KCSN in Los Angeles. On the Modern Rock specialty side, the album lands in the Top 10 on the influential KKBB (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) chart with the single coming in at #9.
Renowned Los Angeles alternative rock
station KROQ is also getting behind the band, spinning “World On Fire”
during this week’s Sunday night “Locals Only” show and booking GOLDEN
STATE for their “Locals Only” showcase Thursday, August 11 at The Roxy
Theatre on The Sunset Strip.
Breaking Laces…This is another dual format
threat from Right Way. The lead track, “God In Training” has been a Top
10 Specialty Show track and is now making waves at Modern Rock radio.
The debut album, “When You Find Out” is also full of great tracks for
AAA Radio and we will be impacting that format in September. For more BL
Manika’s debut single “Just Can’t Let You
Go” is rapidly moving up the Top 40 Charts. The single features Lil
Twist: Watch the video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOp_WzmYwN0. For more information:
Kimberley Locke…I can’t say how happy I am
to be working with Kim again. We had great success together at Curb with
“8th World Wonder.” Kim now has her own
company, I Am Entertainment” and an upcoming daytime TV show on ABC…The
Revolution. Music is still key and a new single, “Finally Free” will be
at radio soon. Her new EP, “Four For The Floor” was just released. Check
it out at
For Right Way, it’s a busy summer with hits
that will be with us for the rest of 2011.
MAY 2011: I was watching Sports Center
yesterday and noticed scores for Baseball; Basketball; Hockey; and NFL
Draft news. At that moment it occurred to me that it was already May and
I am way behind in my Right Way update. The past few months have been
exciting times for Right Way as Jimmy and I have been involved in three
really significant Independent Label Projects.
The story of “The Big Bang” is one of a
brilliant record that continues to prove it is one of the sleeper hits
of the year. As of our last posting, the single was beginning to make
some inroads at Top 40 Radio. I am happy to report that those “inroads”
made it into the Top 50 of the format. Those “inroads” sold us over
250,000 Downloads and drove the video views to over 6 million!!!! We had
a lot of great Top 40 support but special mention goes to Sirius XM Hits
1 who played this over 850 times and to the fine folks at WIXX in Green
Bay who played this over 1100 times!!! Tim James…aka…ROCKMAFIA…made his
radio live performance debut in a special event for WIXX listeners. Head
over to our video page to see the live video…over 90,000 people have
already viewed it. So…great story, right? We are not done yet…Jimmy, aka
Right Way east; is bringing the video into VH1 week after week to try to
secure airplay. A fateful call comes one day asking about the song’s
availability for a new show they are going to air. In short order, The
Big Bang by ROCKMAFIA is the theme song for Mob Wives, the hot new
reality show on VH1. The video gets added to VH1 and is their #1 most
played video in a matter of weeks. The weekly sales spike…5000 units to
13,000 units to over 20,000 units and closing in on 300,000 total
sold!!! Look for a new chapter of radio as HAC radio gets ready to be
serviced with “The Big Bang”.
At Right Way, we love challenges. Let’s take
a brand new artist on a brand new label and make a Major Impact at HAC
Radio. That is exactly what we did with Katrina, the debut artist on Red
Red Records!!! Right Way Music Group assembled a veteran radio promotion
team who engaged the format with her single, “Shame on Me”. The plan was
simple: Utilize Katrina with visits to key radio stations in selected
markets to generate interest in the single and let programmers get to
know her personally. As Katrina hit the road she won over programmer
after programmer with her acoustic performances and personal engagement
with everyone she met at the stations. The word spread quickly about
Katrina and her calendar filled quickly with visits and airplay that
followed. A visit to her website
www.katrinamusic.com/a> chronicles all the visits with pictures and
videos of her performances. We have had many highlights along the way
including a long run as the #1 song on The Clear Channel HAC New Artist
to Watch Chart; making it to #2 Most Played on the Mediabase Independent
Airplay Chart (we got stuck behind the Mumford & Sons success!!!); and
brought “Shame On Me” into the national Top 50 of HAC airplay, actually
peaking at #46!!! At this writing, Katrina continues her visits and
performances with radio including an opening slot for One Eskimo for
Y101 in Fresno and will be part of the KLLY/Bakersfield show at Magic
Mountain for Grad Night. You can check out the video for “Shame on Me”
on our video page now.
It’s always great to work with a band that
has had a song that really “defines” a format. “Wasting My Time” by
Default was one of those songs!!! The song had an audience reach of over
350 Million Listeners!!! So, when Right Way was asked to be part of the
campaign for their new single, “Supposed To Be” we jumped at the
opportunity. A big part of the campaign was to have Dallas and Jeremy
from the band work the West Coast and do station visits and lounges in
addition to a performance at this year’s Live In the Vineyard concert.
Right Way west, aka Bob, had the privilege to be with the guys and set
up visits to Dial-Global and KRUZ in Santa Barbara. The guys just killed
it in studio playing a selection of their hits. Dallas may be the most
“effortless” singer I have ever seen…he opens his mouth and the songs
just BOOM!!! He can even belt out the hits while checking the Canucks
score on his blackberry (TRUE STORY). I also got to see an incredible
performance as the band headlined a Hard Rock Hollywood show for MY FM.
The result of all this hard work is a song that worked its way to #43 in
the world of HAC radio. Check out their live video on our video page.
As we move into May, we are in the process of
setting up several new projects and preparing to go into Phase 2 of
existing projects. I promise to not wait until the World Series for the
JANUARY 2011: As I sit here to write this
update I am struck by the fact that January 2011 will start year #3 for
Right Way Music Group. In November of 2008 my partner, Jimmy Fay, and I
had an idea about a different kind of Promotion Company…one that does
things…well, The Right Way. We started our first project in January of
2009 with our friends at INO Records and have not looked back!!! We have
been blessed to work with amazing clients and artists over the past two
years and are proud of the success stories we have been a part of. We
also want to thank our many strategic promotion and marketing partners
who have contributed to the success stories we have enjoyed. The ability
to create the right team around each project enables Right Way to always
provide the best possible game plan for our clients. A special thanks to
my partner, Jimmy Fay, who keeps me grounded when things get hectic. His
insights on our projects are of incredible value to our clients and
always ensure we are on the right path.
The New Year begins with several great
projects from Right Way. We are introducing new acts to the marketplace
and re-introducing some older acts with new projects.
A few other things to look out for: Our friends in Craving Lucy start the New Year with a major NY showcase on January 15th; are finishing a new track for radio impact; and will part of an exciting new venture that is being rolled out now. Check out this link for a short teaser of what is to come.
Our friends at Fanatic Records are continuing
their development of Red Wanting Blue. We began the process of radio
with many success stories with “Where You Wanna Go” and the label is
preparing their next single called “You Are My Las Vegas” which fans and
radio have been asking for along their tour. This looks to be the break
out year for RWB.
As always, we have many other projects in
line at Right Way with some great music coming from some old friends and
new artists as well. At Right Way, we look forward to a great 3rd/span>
year for us and a great year for all our clients.
Finally, be sure to check out our
Right Way video page. We have links to many of the videos mentioned
Once in the program listens are tabulated
within each format and a chart of the most listened to tracks is then
tabulated on an ongoing basis. First of all, let me note that three of
our clients were added to the program this month: Red Wanting Blue and
Serial Thrillers in the Adult format and Jet Black Berries in the Rock
format. In just one week we got our one-two punch as “Where You Wanna
Go” by Red Wanting Blue was #1 on the chart and “So Beautiful” from
Serial Thrillers was #2!!! Over on the Rock side, “God With A Gun” from
Jet Black Berries was at #2. At Right Way, we work with great clients
who have compelling music…we look for all avenues of exposure…and then
the music delivers!!!
Jet Black Berries come from Rochester and enjoyed success back in the late 90’s. The band went their separate ways but a reunion opportunity brought the core of the band back together with a dynamic new singer. Right Way has put together a targeted campaign for exposure and the results so far indicate great potential for JBB. As noted, the NEW program has shown great acceptance of the track but radio is also responding in a big way. WBJB, a powerhouse AAA station in New Jersey added this right way as did Rock station WPXC in Cape Cod. We have already had test spins in markets such as Atlanta; Seattle; Charlotte and last week was featured on WRXP in New York City. The reaction at radio is showing great long term potential.br />
Mike Pastore is a great friend of Right Way
as manager of Craving Lucy. We have done great things with the band with
much airplay success with “Therapy” and “Changes”. Mike reached out a
few months ago about another New England band he had come across called
Serial Thrillers. We were presented with about 15 amazing tracks that
the band had recorded. We put the Right Way “ears” to the task of
listening to all the great music and discovered a real gem among many
great songs: “So Beautiful.” We worked with Mike and Serial Thriller
principal Paul Ortolano and prepared this track for HAC radio. The
response has been fantastic with early key New Music Show spins; the #2
showing on NEW; and early airplay adds at several key stations. The song
is a programmer fave and we look for big action as the 4th
On the Craving Lucy front, Right Way has set
up a very unique partnership with the band with a graphics novel company
and we are close to having an unbelievable graphic novel featuring the
band released soon. More in next update but note that Right Way
continues to push the boundaries for our clients and finds unique
avenues of exposure.
Peter Himmelman continues to amaze. Right
Way’s Bob Catania worked with Peter back in the 80’s while at Island
Records. All these years later and Peter is still making music that fans
and radio love. We have partnered with our good friend JB Brenner and
are enjoying much success with The Mystery & The Hum album. In just a
few weeks we are Top 75 on the FMQB Non-comm chart with over 15 stations
on it plus getting rotation at WXRT/Chicago and WMMM/Madison. The Loft
on Sirius/XM is featuring five tracks. At Right Way we pride ourselves
on a full commitment to the needs of our clients…not just radio airplay.
Peter informed us of a quick run of east coast dates and wondered if we
could find some “opportunities” around those dates. We set up the
following: An on air interview at legendary AAA station WFUV; a live
performance for WBJB that will serve as the station’s main music event
for the 4th quarter; a Loft Sessions to be
recorded in Washington DC; and a live on air interview and performance
on WXPN. Great artists and a company with great long term radio
relationships create great opportunities.
Red Wanting Blue, of #1 NEW action, continues
to play sold out dates across the country and win new fans at radio. We
now have a solid group of stations supporting “Where You Wanna Go” but
this week we have a big breakthrough with our first major market coming
on board with WLTJ in Pittsburgh. Not only are they adding the song but
we will be working with them on a special download promotion. This
program is very selective and we are honored to be part of the campaign.
The band rolls into Pittsburgh in a few weeks so we get to really
“market” RWB in a big way with a key station. Their video is now getting
added all over the country and with an MLB.Com feature coming the band’s
visibility will only grow.
Right Way has been working with RMR since our
inception. Fallbrooke was our first collaboration and then we worked
with them on BeachGirl5, who are now signed to Hollywood in a deal with
RMR. One of the “special” projects that RMR has been working on is a
track called “The Big Bang”. It has taken shape over the past few months
under the direction of Paul Palmer and his partners at RMR. The
accomplishments of the RMR team are too vast to go into here but there
most current success is Sick Puppies who are enjoying multi format
success at this time. “The Big Bang” is a product of ROCKMAFIA who are
the musicians; writers; and producers of RMR. A video to accompany the
track will be released soon and stars Miley Cyrus. This will generate
huge exposure for this compelling track. Look for the video on our site
in the next few weeks.
As always, Right Way has many projects
coming. We are working with a new artist named Katrina who is being
produced by Grammy winning producer Val Garay. We have two superstar
acts preparing new projects that Right Way will be working with and
several projects in the planning stages so look for continued updates.
Finally, be sure to check out our
Right Way video page. We have links to many of the videos mentioned
OCTOBER 2010: At Right Way Music Group we
love our friends in Radio. Radio is without a doubt our most important
partner in developing the artists we work for. However, every once and
awhile, we get a nice break and TV comes along to support our efforts at
Radio. Right Way spent several months working with Red Bull records and
their band, Black Gold.
We worked their track, “Shine” to radio and
had a good amount of success. After all the months of exposure the song
came to the attention of the folks at “So You Think You Can Dance”. The
song was featured every week as the “exit song” for each contestant that
was voted off the show. The visibility was great but for the Season
Finale, the band got to perform live on the show to their millions of
Here is a link to that performance.
The result of that performance was a
staggering 1000% sales increase; an explosion on their Social Media
sites; and top 50 sales on I-Tunes Alternative singles chart. Right Way
is thrilled to see our client band get the massive national recognition
In the same week, another Right Way client,
Scott Grimes, had his new video debut on Entertainment Tonight. Scott is
a multi-talented artist. He is well known for his acting work on ER;
Party of Five; Band of Brothers; the recent Robin Hood movie with
Russell Crowe; and the voice of Steve Smith on American Dad. He is also
a great musician and had a major hit a few years back with a song called
“Sunset Blvd.” Scott has just released his new album called “Drive” and
the lead single called “Hide”. Scott came up with a unique idea for the
video: He asked fans and friends to video themselves lip syncing the
song and send to him for use in the video. The result was
overwhelming!!! One of his friends happens to be Russell Crowe who sent
video of himself and his kids singing along. That got the attention of
ET and a world premiere of the video.
Here is the teaser spot for the exclusive.
continues to make headway at radio and a big highlight was a special
acoustic performance at KRUZ in Santa Barbara on their What’s New show.
The performance was taped and two songs are up on You Tube (video
recording and editing courtesy of Alex Silver, stepson of Right Way
principal Bob Catania).
Here is the link.
Right Way Music Group loves working with the
legends!!! In the history of British Rock there is none bigger than Gary
Wright. Gary was the leader of the seminal rock band Spooky Tooth and
the exploded into solo stardom with his massive worldwide hit, “Dream
Weaver”. Gary was also a close friend with The Beatles and did an
incredible amount of work on the various Beatle solo projects. This year
he released his first new collection of new material in many years with
the album “Connected”. This album and single, “Satisfied” received
tremendous acclaim and showed Gary as a still vital artist. Gary also
was part of this summer sold out Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band
tour. Right Way teamed our pals Rob Evanoff at 1888 Media and Larry
Harris to promote Gary’s new CD to Classic Rock radio. We had interviews
along the whole tour plus several appearances on Breakfast with the
Beatles programs. It is honor to be working with an artist whose vinyl
albums still are a big part of your collection.
At his years at Island Records, Right Way’s
Bob Catania worked with and became friends with Peter Himmelman. Peter
released a series of brilliant albums that received much airplay. In the
ensuing years Peter expanded his talents with more albums; kid’s albums;
TV scores and theme songs; artwork; and an Internet Radio show called
The Furious World. This is one diverse and talented artist. Through the
magic of Facebook, Peter and Bob reconnected and after several months of
talk, Right Way is thrilled to be working with Peter once again to
promote his new release called “The Mystery and The Hum”. This is
another classic album from Peter and features an incredible new track
called “Good Luck Charm”. The record is shipping for a fall release and
we expect this new release to put Peter back on the radio in a big way.
Right Way has been working with Craving Lucy
since we started the company. The first single we worked, “Therapy”
ended up as a #1 track on Sirius/XM’s Octane and had tremendous support
from many rock outlets. The band’s new single, “Changes” is picking up
right where “Therapy” had its success. “Changes” has made it to #2 Most
Played on Clear Channels’ I Heart Radio program. In addition we were a
NEW Music Monday pick and added to their Digital Channel. The song is on
two Rock channels on Yahoo Music; been featured on Hard drive; being
programmed on Music Choice; a download feature on AOL Music; in addition
to full time radio support on WGIR, WZBH, and WIER. WAAF in Worcester
just had the band on their highly rated Bay State Rock program and the
band played to a large crowd at the Boston Hard Rock. The artist
development of Craving Lucy under the guidance of Right way has come a
long way in a short time. We can’t help but think a smart major label
will be knocking at their door very soon.
TThere are so many great bands out there that
tour and tour and make great records but have not yet made the move to
radio. At Right Way we love when a band comes to us with a great
foundation; a great record; and a committed label partner. We have found
that with Red Wanting Blue and Fanatic Records. RWB have put out several
albums in the last few years and have made a major commitment to
building a fan base through touring. Their new single “Where You Wanna
Go” from the just released “These Magnificent Miles” CD, which has sold
over 4000 copies already to their fan base, will be the vehicle to break
them at radio. The single is shipping for a September radio impact.
At Right Way there are always several projects “in the works”. We are proud of the quality and diversity of all the projects our clients bring to us. Our current group and the pending projects continue in the same vein as always.br />
JULY 2010: At Right Way Music Group we pride
ourselves on giving our clients the best possible guidance on setting up
projects and then helping to execute the game plan for maximum success.
In 2009 we were proud to be involved from the early days on the Michael
Franti campaign for Say Hey (I Love You) which ended up becoming a
The biggest hits sometimes take the longest
to develop and we were involved with that for over six months. At the
same time we began setting up a project for management that we felt
would be a massive hit once the label was able to get behind it in a big
way. That song was Bulletproof by LaRoux and almost a year after we
started set up work, Interscope has made Bulletproof a Top 10 hit!!! We
are so happy to see this fantastic track have the success it deserves
and proud that we played a part early on in the project. By the way:
Michael has a great new single out now on Capitol and the LaRoux album
is loaded with hits so these hits are leading to hit careers as well.
INO Records was our first client with
MercyMe. This year we had the privilege to work with another artist on
their roster, Jonny Diaz. His single “More Beautiful You” was a monster
Christian radio hit and Right Way and our A/C team ended up having Top
25 success at A/C radio with this track. The song showed amazing
endurance and stayed on the chart for over three months. Jonny is an
artist that will be a force in the next year. INO has just released a
new MercyMe album called “The Generous Mr. Lovewell” that debuted at #3
in the country. It is a “thematic” album and a brilliant record cut for
cut. Right Way principal Bob Catania (that’s me) is in love with the
title cut that sounds like the best ELO single in years but we are
looking at a track called “Back To You” as the single for HAC and A/C
Right Way is happy to say that our work with
Red Bull Records created a great foundation for Black Gold. Their song
“Shine” was a Top 45 HAC Chart record with big success most places it
got airplay. At Right Way it’s not just about the airplay it’s also
about artist development and the Right Way HAC team also had the band
visit and perform in over 25 stations along their tour. The band made
friends at every station and have ensured that their next radio track
will be a high priority at those stations. A major tour with Rooney is
coming and Right Way will be supporting those dates.
Bob Schneider is an artist who has built an
amazing following the old fashioned way…one show at a time. The Right
Way team went to see Bob at the legendary Troubadour to see what a Bob
show was all about. We were not prepared for the insanity!!! The club
was packed to the rafters (literally) with a crowd that sang along to
every song over a two hour set. Bob is passionate; a rocker; and as
witty and funny an artist I have ever seen. He is now breaking new radio
boundaries with is song “40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet). Right Way is
working along with Kirtland Records and has taken this song from its
base at AAA Radio and now has charted it at HAC Radio. This is a whole
new audience for Bob and the fans of HAC are now experiencing what the
AAA audience has known for years.
Several months ago Right Way principal Bob
Catania got a call about an artist that needed some help with a project.
The artist was Rachelle Spector, wife of the legendary Phil Spector. At
the meeting Bob heard the record that Rachelle had recorded with Phil a
couple of years back. The record was very strong but there was no
infrastructure to support the project in any way. Right Way not only
works radio but can build a team to work with the needs of the client.
We sent out the music; had some meetings; and within a few weeks Right
Way built an executive team to support the project. We brought in sales;
social media and on line; publicity; and GM support to develop the
project along with Right Way to handle radio. The result: a distribution
deal with a June release date; press and TV coverage about to begin; a
total on line campaign; and the single, “Here In My Heart” one of the
most added records at A/C radio in its first week at Radio.
At Right Way we love working and developing
new artists but throw in a legend and we are OK with that as well.
Melissa Etheridge is artist that has a long history with Right Way as
Bob Catania was the Head of Promotion at Island when her debut album
came out. All these years later and Melissa is STILL delivering amazing
and current music. The Right Way HAC team has been working in tandem
with Leopold Management and Island Records on her latest release
“Fearless Love”. The single has been a Top 25 success at HAC radio and
within just a few weeks of release to A/C radio, is already Top 25
there. The album debuted at #7 nationally and is closing in on 100k sold
in less than a month. There is a massive summer tour coming and the next
single, “The Wanting of You” will make this her biggest project in many
years. Melissa was kind enough to do some interviews with Rick Dees and
Dial-Global that Right Way set up and she remains the fantastic down to
earth person she was when she started and gave us all chills when she
sang acoustic. The legend continues.
A labor of love for Right way has been New
England based Craving Lucy. Last year we had some good success with a
track called “Therapy” and some great rock outlets. In fact, at
Sirius/XM station “Octane”, Therapy has been an “A” rotation song and
has now been played over 800 times…one of their biggest hits!!! The band
just recorded a new track called “Changes” and within a few days of
release was added to WGIR; Music Choice; and Yahoo Music where John
Lenac said this record was a smash!!! Our friends at Hard Drive will be
supporting and Octane will start playing once “Therapy” runs its course.
Right Way has been working with the band and management and even with
limited resources we are building a platform for this band that is sure
to lead to label interest and a big future.
Brooke White came to attention through her
work on American Idol but has since begun to develop a strong career
outside of AI. Her current single is called “Change” and is a feature
track on the soundtrack for “Secrets of the Mountain” which was a major
TV special. The soundtrack has been an incredible success and was
produced by Randy Jackson. This track is Brooke’s second for A/C radio
and is now a charting track as A/C radio embraces the single in a big
American Idol artists seem to find a home at
Right Way. Norman Gentle made headlines on Idol a couple of years ago
with performances that made him a household name and a favorite of the
judges. Norman is now signed to a new label called Young Pals Records
International and will unleash his tribute to Simon Cowell called “Brit
Slap”. The press and media attention on this track is overwhelming and
is already selling like crazy on I-Tunes and Amazon. The season finale
will have some surprises by Norman and Right Way has set up radio to
take advantage of this exposure. After “Brit Slap” comes “Bitch Slap”
with a non-Simon themed track to keep Norman in the minds of radio.
We have a series of other projects in
development right now. Our projects take a little longer to come to
market because we work with our clients for as long as it takes to make
sure when we release the records it’s done the RIGHT WAY.
MARCH 2010: The New Year is off to a great
start for Right Way Music Group and their clients. We already have two
Charting records as Melissa Etheridge returns to the Hot A/C Charts with
her new single Fearless Love. Right Way principal Bob Catania was there
with Melissa back when she was first introduced to radio back in 1987 so
to see her on the charts again in 2010 is testament to a brilliant
artist who continues to make relevant music for the audience today.
Right Way Music Group has worked with the
staff of INO Records since we started the company. MercyMe was our first
client and had a Top 15 A/C hit with Finally Home. While working that
single we were introduced to another INO artist by the name of Jonny
Diaz. His song, More Beautiful You , made an instant impact on us and we
began to lobby INO to take this song to radio. INO made this a massive
Christian Radio Hit with over 135 Million Impressions and then handed it
off to Right Way and our A/C team. We are happy to report that A/C Radio
is embracing this track in a big way and More Beautiful You is now also
developing as a Chart Hit on the A/C Chart. The song has sold over
100,000 downloads and Industry Research leader Hit Predictor already
shows this a Top 3 researching track.
Black Gold is the first band to be
released via Red Bull Records. Yes, Red Bull is in the music business
and with an incredible band. Right Way spent several months working with
the label on a release game plan and decided that the track “Shine” was
a natural for radio. Right Way put together our Hot A/C & AAA teams and
serviced Shine to those formats. We sent the band on an extensive
promotional tour and the band has been winning fans and radio airplay
right away. Check out photos from the visits. The band is now on a cross
country tour and Shine is now working its way up the charts.
Bob Schneider has been a huge live act for
many years with a fanatical following. Bob has enjoyed success at radio
in the past but his new track 40 Dogs (Like Romeo & Juliet) is on track
to be his breakout hit. This was already a Top 15 Hit at AAA Radio and
is ready to cross over to HAC in early March. Right Way experienced Bob
mania at The Troubadour last week and the sold out crowd showed that Bob
is on the verge of his biggest success to date.
S.O.L.E. Fresh are about to hit Radio with
their debut single, I Don’t Want To Grow Up. Produced by Platinum
Producer Mannie Fresh, Leonardo Jonze & Knoxx St. Peter have created a
pop/hip hop project with humor and big hooks. The band has already built
a great following on line and this single will bring the boys into the
world of radio.
Superstar from David May now has over 1.7
million views on You Tube and Dance Radio is now coming on board. Check
out the video on our Video page and see why this is creating a buzz at
Ambrose is a story of the little guy
making it in the world of major labels. All I Ever Wanted was added to
Sirius Hits 1 weekend show after much work by his radio consultant, Bill
Hons. After a few weeks this song was in the Top 3 Most Requested
records. This action was enough to make it a full time add on Sirius
Hits 1 and is now Top 20 airplay. Right Way is proud to be part of the
team that will be taking this song to the next level. The Ambrose video
is featured on our Video Page.
Back in early 2009, Right Way started
working with Craving Lucy, a rock band from New England. The song we
released is called Therapy and it had a nice chart run. However, a few
stations stayed with the song and we are now over 500 spins strong on
Sirius XM/Octane and Top 10 airplay at WGIR in Manchester and WHEB in
Portsmouth. The band is working on new material but be sure to check out
the Therapy video as well. We continue to be a Top 40 Mainstream Rock
airplay record for almost a year now.
2010 is off to a big start at Right Way
Music Group with more on the way.
JANUARY 2010: Right Way Music Group, founded
by industry veterans Bob Catania and Jimmy Fay, celebrated its one year
anniversary in January. Right Way started business last December with a
stated goal of providing promotion and marketing guidance to its clients
“the Right Way”.
Over the course of 2009 Right Way worked
with over twenty different clients and helped to create strategic game
plans and launch successful radio campaigns for its clients. INO Records
was the first Right Way client with MercyMe and SVP of Promotion Dan
Michaels had this to say about Right Way: “Right Way Music Group deliver
on the hits!!! Professional, experienced, and with key relationships at
radio I have great confidence in entrusting our artists in the care of
Right Way. They shoot straight, work hard, and keep a solid line of
communication in their development and execution of a radio plan. They
deliver and I will work with them any chance I have.”
One of the major success stories of 2009 was the success of Say Hey (I
Love You) by Michael Franti and Spearhead. The project began with
Epitaph Records and Right Way was involved in the initial campaign.
“Without Right Way the Michael Franti project would never have gotten
off the ground at Hot A/C and Top 40. Jimmy and Bob are passionate,
organized, and enjoyable to work with. We can’t wait for our next
project together.” Krystal Robbins and Tami Morrissey…Epitaph Records.
The Say Hey single moved to Universal Republic and ended up Top 7 at Hot
A/C and Top 20 at Pop Radio.
Right Way also worked with key management
companies this year such as Leopold Management and Turner Nichols. Ed
Mascolo at Turner Nichols noted, “Right Way did an outstanding job for
us on Rascal Flatts and continue to follow up months later. The team
that Right Way put together was first class.” Right Way was part of the
Eric Hutchinson campaign for Leopold Management and will start the New
Year working on the new Melissa Etheridge campaign. Right Way Music
Group had major success in 2009 in setting up and executing game plans
for RMR Music Group headed by legendary manager Paul Palmer and new rock
band, Craving Lucy.
Right Way spearheaded a major Top 40 campaign for Fallbrooke that resulted in significant airplay at Top 40 and also set up major radio station visits that created major opportunities for the band. Craving Lucy ended the year with Top 10 airplay at three key rock stations and looks to start 2010 with new momentum at radio. Right Way also worked closely with Disney Sound to begin the radio development for their new band KSM. Right Way Music Group is proud of its work for all their clients and a complete list of all their clients can be found in the Client Section of the web site. Right Way Music Group is already working on several new projects for 2010 including new projects from INO; Epitaph; Red Bull Records; Kirtland Records; ABKCO; E1 Entertainment and Leopold Management.