October-11th-2005, 06:41 AM
Kansas City USA
Label Celebrates 10-Years
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KANSAS CITY USA -- 'ASR RECORDS was co-founded in 1995 by award-winning artist and Kansas City native, Alaadeen; along with longtime community arts advocate, Victoria Dunfee. Their initial purpose and goals, which were relatively modest and simple, centered on providing a professional music label for deserving recording artist talent. 'ASR RECORDS now celebrates 10-years!
Alaadeen was also the initial founding artist on the label, with his first commercial US Release of the CD titled, "Blues for RC and Josephine Too (ASR1001)". That debut release was met with qualified critical praise by several esteemed and established music industry publications which include: the Kansas City Jazz Ambassador Magazine (JAM), Jazz Times, Billboard Magazine, and an "Album Pick" by the All Music Guide. Like all great music, this CD continues to sell and receive radio airplay. Alaadeen's band on this recording was also cited as "Best Unsigned Band (Jazz)" by a distiguished industry panel via Musician Magazine.
The success of this 1995 debut label recording has formally validated the co-founders' initial purpose and goals. "Blues for RC and Josephine Too (ASR1001)" was now also successful as tangible evidence that artists who create recordings of the highest artistic qualities, do not necessarily sacrifice the important business aspects of commercial viability in doing so - which has been very encouraging.
Our artists are award-winning performers, composers and producers whose credits include a Congressional Award, Broadway, Film and Television, various individual Songwriting and Composition Awards, and numerous other significant forms of tangible recognition for superior excellence in the field of music, along with significantly noteworthy contributions in national and international arts arenas.
Today, 'ASR RECORDS Artists are now able to publish and distribute their creative work viably using both traditional means and 21st Century technologies. 'ASR RECORDS Artists offer traditional CDs, CD-on-demand, CD Singles for portable devices, and their work can be found on most major retail store sites along with the popular music subscription services of today. Music licensing uses are available.