FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
August 7, 2000
StartUpMusic.com Selected by The Music Company for Web Development
LOS ANGELES, CA - StartUpMusic.com, a record label services company,
has been retained by The Music Company to launch
a destination site for its flagship artists - Goudie and Systematic.
The Music Company is owned by Lars Ulrich, drummer for hard rock
pioneer Metallica, and is distributed by Elektra Records.
themusiccom.com launches in the midst of critical and commercial acclaim
for its second release, "Peep Show" from Austin rockers Goudie, led by
charismatic frontman Johnny Goudie. StartUpMusic.com provided creative
direction, web construction and implementation, and will continue to
provide marketing and hosting support for the label. The site went
from conception to launch in under thirty days.
"StartUpMusic is proud to have worked with The Music Company to enhance
the visibility of Goudie and Systematic on the Internet," said Jeffrey
Weber, Executive Vice President, Business Development, StartUpMusic.com.
"We approach each of our clients and member labels on a one to one
basis. By evaluating a client's goals and their immediate marketing
and promotion needs, we then develop a personalized, focused, cost
effective strategy that ultimately provides increased opportunity for
the sale of music."
In addition to custom web development and implementation,
StartUpMusic.com is developing a suite of b2b and b2c services for
record labels, including dynamic websites, opt-in email lists,
digital and physical distribution and more. The services are
designed to save a label time and money, allowing them to concentrate
on their core competency - the music.
StartUpMusic.com is a second-generation Internet company that provides
turnkey web solutions for independent record labels that incorporate
e-commerce, database management, promotion and marketing, as well as
business-to-business solutions designed to increase productivity,
communication and coordination between record labels and their vendors.
StartUpMusic.com's clients and partners include Vanguard Records,
Sugar Hill Records, Winamp, Spinner, Listen.com, Elektra/The Music
Company, Interactive Music Xpo and Voquette. Privately held,
StartUpMusic.com is located in Southern California's Digital Coast.
About The Music Company
Lars Ulrich started The Music Company in 1998 with former Metallica
Tour Accountant, Tim Duffy. The first signing to the label was
Vancouver's DDT, who released their record, "Urban Observer," in
August of 1999. Goudie was discovered in the spring of 1998 at the
South by Southwest music conference in their hometown of Austin,
Texas. Their new CD, "Peep Show," was released in July 2000. Most
recently, The Music Company signed Systematic, a hard rock foursome
from Oakland, California.
The Music Company