Richard Reines

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Richard Reines is an American recording industry executive who is co-owner of Drive-Thru Records with his sister, Stefanie Reines. Since its establishment in 1996, Drive-Thru Records has achieved notable success with bands including New Found Glory, Fenix*TX, Midtown, Finch, The Starting Line, Something Corporate, The Early November, Dashboard Confessional, Senses Fail and hellogoodbye.[1]

Reines graduated New York University Film School and has directed music videos by The Bloodhound Gang, Size 14 namely the song Claire Danes Poster, Jimmy Eat World, Goldfinger, New Found Glory, Sloan, Something Corporate, The Starting Line, Finch, and many others. He also directed a commercial for Dr. Pepper/Rolling Stone. Reines hasn't directed in many years, instead concentrating on the label and band management.

He is now focusing on band management, currently managing Nothing But Thieves, The Tragic Thrills, and Clay Borrell with his sister Stefanie.

In 2010, he joined the 9th annual Independent Music Awards judging panel to assist independent musicians' careers.

Originally from Fort Lee, New Jersey, Reines splits his time between a home in Matawan, New Jersey and one in California.[2]

Controversy[edit]

Richard Reines supported the debut EP of You, Me, and Everyone We Know, however some bitter feelings are clearly present, as indicated by the line "This is the 'Fuck You' to Richard Reines" in the song "Shock & Awe." [3] However, this may be attributed to the lead singer's self-confessed alcohol addiction, though the existence of that addiction has been debated by other band members. Richard Reines has been known to tell the actual story behind the song; Richard relayed to the band what several A&R men said about Ben's image and stage presence after a terrible showcase at South By Southwest. Ben showed up to the showcase late, drunk, and almost all of the A&R reps walked out. The feedback was relayed to the band word for word. Why was it blamed on Richard Reines? Ben needed an easy target. [4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "PlayPro". Interview Special - Drive-Thru Records. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  2. ^ La Gorce, Tammy. "Finding Emo", The New York Times, August 14, 2005. Accessed September 21, 2011. "'We came back, because as label owners we couldn't be away from it,' said Mr. Reines, who is from Fort Lee. He recently bought a house in Matawan and, for business reasons, now splits his time between the two states."
  3. ^ http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858846090/
  4. ^ http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/ben_liebsch_releases_statement_about_you_me_and_everyone_we_know/