SOURCE: Maple Jam Music Group

January 29, 2008 09:00 ET

Veteran Manager Mike Renault Joins Producer Greg Ladanyi and Music Executive Starr Andreeff to Create Multi-Faceted Maple Jam Music Group

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 29, 2008) - Artist Manager, Mike Renault, has joined the creative team of producer Greg Ladanyi and music executive, Starr Andreeff, to create the definitive multi-faceted venture, MAPLE JAM MUSIC GROUP. The newly created Maple Jam Music Group (MJMG) is evolving with the music industry of the 21st century. MJMG will house artist management, digital delivery, a traditional record label, a recording/production studio, a publishing and licensing division, in-house publicity, a marketing team and a merchandising arm to promote its artists.

Renault brings over 25 years of experience in the music business to the newly formed MJMG. He has worked to elevate the exposure and appeal of such artists as Papa Roach, Megadeth, Static X, Squirrel Nut Zippers, and Primitive Radio Gods. MJMG's current roster of notable artists include Type-O Negative, Hollywood Undead, Ligion, Everybody Else, Sound the Alarm, and Robin DiMaggio.

Ladanyi, the much sought-after producer, is best known for his engineering and production work with rock giants, such as Jackson Browne, including the albums "Running On Empty," "Hold Out," and "Lawyers in Love"; Don Henley's albums "I Can't Stand Still" and "Building The Perfect Beast"; TOTO / "Toto IV" and Fleetwood Mac, "Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits" and "Behind The Mask." Ladanyi's work contributed to 16 Grammy nominations for his artists and he has been directly nominated three times. Greg won a Grammy Award in 1982 for Best Engineered Recording with TOTO's "Toto IV" and was nominated for Producer of the Year on Don Henley's smash hit "Boys of Summer" and Jaguares, Album of the Year for "Bajo el Azul de Tu."

Andreeff brings 15 years of experience in the music business as an executive and manager to the artists of MJMG. As co-owner of Smash Music, Andreeff was responsible for the creation of numerous teen acts, including No Authority (Sony, Maverick).

MAPLE JAM RECORDS is partnered with Icon MES reaching over 500 million consumers every week through the nationwide retailers like Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Blockbuster, FYE and Borders Bookstore. Founded in 2004 as Maple Jam Records by Ladanyi and Andreeff the vision continues in MJMG's drive to fully develop their artists via touring, publishing, merchandising, recordings and digital delivery. "Our vision for The Maple Jam Music Group is clear: develop dynamic and challenging music while providing an opportunity for artist development and success for the artists and their fans."

www.maplejammusic.com

Contact Information

  • For more information on MJMG, contact:
    MAD Ink, PR

    Melissa Dragich-Cordero
    310.547.1212
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    Kelly MacGaunn
    818.506.7105
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