Razor & Tie

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Razor & Tie
Razor&Tie Logo.jpg
Founded 1990
Founder Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam
Distributor(s) RED, Sony Music
Genre Various
Country of origin United States
Location New York, New York
Official website www.razorandtie.com

Razor & Tie is a New York-based corporation founded in 1990 by Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam.[1] The company encompasses a record label with major label distribution (Sony Music Entertainment and Sony-owned RED Distribution), a home video company, a media buying company, a music publishing business, a marketing, promotion and sales team, and a direct marketing operation.[2]

Razor & Tie represents musicians producing music in folk, dance, metal, pop, rock, soul and world genres. Razor & Tie rose into prominence with its Kidz Bop compilations, which features children singing the latest chart-topping hits, only with child-friendly lyrics.[3]

In 2014, the company announced the creation of its new imprint, Washington Square. The imprint's roster includes the Hold Steady, Born Cages, and Deaf Havana.[4]



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  1. ^ "Label Profile: Razor & Tie". Alternative Press #280 (November 2011), p. 36.
  2. ^ Label Profile at Allaboutjazz.com. Accessed October 23, 2007.
  3. ^ Kidz Bop Kicks off 80 City Concert Tour. New York Post, October 5, 2007. Accessed October 23, 2007.
  4. ^ "Razor & Tie Launches New Imprint Washington Square, Hold Steady Is First Signing (Exclusive)". Billboard. 
  5. ^ "Razor & Tie Direct L.L.C.". Razor & Tie Direct L.L.C. 
  6. ^ http://www.razorandtie.com/labels

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