R&J Records

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R&J Records
R-and-j-records.jpg
Founded May 2011
(as continuation of
Stroudavarious Records (2008-2011))
Founder James Stroud and Rick Carter
Status Labels:
R&J Records
DMP Records
Emrose Records
Distributor(s) RED Distribution
Genre Country
Country of origin USA
Location Nashville, Tennessee
Official website R&J Records Website

R&J Records is an American independent record label specializing in country music. It was founded in May 2011 by James Stroud and Rick Carter. Stroud is a record producer and former president of Giant Records and DreamWorks Records. In 2008, Stroud had launched Stroudavarious Records and signed many artists to that label. Most Stroudavarious artists' contracts were moved to the new label, whereas some other previous artists signed with Stroudavarious have moved to other record labels.

2008-2011: Stroudavarious Records[edit]

Stroudavarious Records
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Founded 2008
Founder James Stroud
Status In May 2011, Stroudavarious was closed and most artist contracts moved to newly established R&J Records
Distributor(s) RED Distribution
Genre Country
Country of origin USA
Location Nashville, Tennessee

Stroud had founded in July 2008 Stroudavarious Records[1] The label's roster consisted of some new artists and also artists who had previously been signed to major labels. It had many artists signed to Stroudavarious including, at one time or another, Aaron Lewis, LoCash Cowboys, Shelly Fairchild, Shea Fisher, Houston County, Blaine Larsen (Treehouse), Richie McDonald, Anthony Smith and Darryl Worley, whereas the affiliated BamaJam included Tracy Lawrence, Blackberry Smoke and Matt Kennon, and Country Crossing included John Anderson, Aaron Tippin, Lee Greenwood and Lorrie Morgan and finally Emrose that had signed Margaret Durante.

2011-2012: R&J Records / DMP Records / Emrose Records[edit]

James Stroud announced on May 17, 2011 the launching of the Nashville-based R&J Records. The same executive team that ran Stroudavarious Records ran the new label.

Besides the main R&J Records label, there were two concurrent labels under the umbrella of the company, namely DMP Records and Emrose Records.

R&J was "restructured" in April 2012, with Andy Gibson transferring to Curb Records[2][3] and Maggie Rose (formerly known as Margaret Durante) moving to RPM Entertainment.[4]

Artist roster of R&J:

R&J Records
DMP Records
Emrose Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stroudavarious Records launches". Country Standard Time. 2008-07-21. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  2. ^ Bjorke, Matt (23 April 2012). "R&J Records To Close; Andy Gibson To Curb". Roughstock. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Freeman, Jon (23 April 2012). "R&J Records Closing". Music Row. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Siman Launches RPM Entertainment : MusicRow – Nashville's Music Industry Publication – News, Songs From Music City". Musicrow.com. 2012-05-29. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 

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