Quiet Storm Records

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Quiet Storm Records is a Hawaii-based record label specializing in Hawaiian music.

History[edit]

The label was formed by John and Debra Iervolino in 1992.[1] John Iervolino serves as president.[2] The company has won a Na Hoku Hanohano Award.[2] In 2001, Quiet Storm was not only the top independent Hawaiian label, but outpaced the major labels in the Hawiian genre.[3] In 2003, Quiet Storm's sales surpassed the $1 million dollar level,[4] although its position within the Hawaiian music market had declined to 4th.[5] The company has seen strong sales in Japan.[1] Aside from music recording and production, the company has also set up a distribution division that includes music, books, and DVDs produced by other entities.[1] A declining market for CDs, and accounts-receivable defaults are among the challenges faced by Quiet Storm.[1]

Output[edit]

The label has become known for its compilation CDs, which intermingle artists which are only locally known with recordings, leased from major labels, of well-known artists.[6] They have also found success with their own signed artists, including EA.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Trifonovitch, Kelli Abe (September 2002). "Hawaiian Storm Heads Toward Japan". Hawaii Business. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Harada, Wayne (May 12, 2001). "Hawiian Radio: Consolidation Affects Programmers, Artists and Labels". Billboard. p. 32. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hawiian Music's World Ranking". Billboard. May 12, 2001. p. 42. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ Sedensky, Matt (April 27, 2003). "Hawaiian Tunes in Sync With Music Market". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "The Islands on the Charts". Billboard. May 31, 2003. p. 66. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Homegrown Product". Billboard. May 31, 2003. p. 70. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 

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