Client Striker wins 2020 JUNO Award for Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year

Steve Tramposch / Launchpad Media client STRIKER won the 2020 JUNO Award (Canadian version of Grammys) for Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year in a ceremony last night for their album “Play To Win,” doing so completely independent. Click image below for the Full story: STRIKER have supported Metallica, had a #1 song at Canadian rock radio, were also nominated …

Management client All Good Things, signed to Better Noise Music, preps 2020 label debut

Steve Tramposch / Launchpad Media management client All Good Things, the first artist he’s signed to Better Noise / Eleven Seven Music since 3-time Grammy nominee Nothing More, is putting the final touches on their 2020 label debut. Better Noise is also home to Motley Crue, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Escape The Fate, Nelly Furtado and Awolnation, to …

A&R signing Nothing More nominated for three Grammy Awards, has #1 rock song in the US

Steve Tramposch‘s A&R signing Nothing More continues its meteoric trajectory, as the band received three Grammy Award nominations this morning – the most in Rock – including Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for “Go to War,” as well as a Best Rock Album nomination for The Stories We Tell Ourselves. The band currently has the #1 rock song in the …

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – False Pretense

Just about 10 years ago we were shooting this Red Jumpsuit Apparatus whodunit video. Shane Drake knocked it out of the park as usual. A viral campaign preceded its release and there were upset fans that thought something really happened to Ronnie. The birth of The Alliance. From the RIAA certified Platinum debut album Don’t You Fake It by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.     Related: …

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ “Don’t You Fake It” certified Platinum

NEW YORK – June, 2016 – Don’t You Fake It, the debut album by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus has officially been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. sales exceeding one million copies. The album, which features hit songs like “Face Down” and “Your Guardian Angel,” was certified Gold just 4 months after its release on July 18, 2006. It’s …

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Face Down and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – 10 years

10 years ago around this time, Face Down, the first single from The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus‘ debut album Don’t You Fake It, was just starting to impact radio. About a year earlier I had a short break between A&R positions at Elektra and Virgin Records when a trusted contact in Florida tipped me off about a DIY local band selling …

A&R signing Nothing More is SiriusXM Octane’s #1 rock song/artist two years in a row

  Steve Tramposch’s A&R signing Nothing More is SiriusXM Octane’s #1 rock song/artist for two years in a row. This adds to the tremendous success the band has seen in the last two years since their discovery, including three straight Top Ten songs at rock radio. Steve discovered the band in Mid 2013 and immediately started the process of signing them …

Third straight Top Ten song for A&R signing Nothing More

“Once in a generation comes a band who change perceptions on what can be achieved. The last one was Linkin Park, the next one is Nothing More.”  – Chris Ingham, Publisher, Metal Hammer (UK) Steve Tramposch/Launchpad Media’s A&R signing Nothing More now has its third straight Top Ten song at rock radio with “Jenny.” Nothing More impacted Billboard‘s rock charts with …

Management client Mike Joyce of The Smiths nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Launchpad Media is proud to announce that management client and original member of The Smiths – Mike Joyce – has been nominated for induction into the 2015 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Additional nominees include Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A, Lou Reed and Sting. NME named The Smiths as the most influential music act of the last 50 years, and their album, …

A&R signing Che’Nelle receives award for over 1 Million CD albums and 10 Million Digital Units sold

Steve Tramposch / Virgin Records A&R signing Che’Nelle has just received an award for over 1 Million CD albums and 10 Million Digital Units sold, just in Japan.  Congrats and continued success to Che’Nelle and everyone involved! For more information: Launchpad page How Che’nelle was discovered and signed by a Major Label AllMusic Profile For A&R consulting services click here. …

Fun. featuring singer Nate Ruess of A&R signing The Format Wins Two Grammy Awards – Best New Artist & Song Of The Year

“Fun.” featuring singer Nate Ruess of Steve Tramposch / Elektra Records A&R signing The Format, won two Grammy Awards last night – for Best New Artist and Song of the Year. The band was nominated for a total of six Grammy Awards including: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Pop Vocal Album. For more information on Steve’s role with …

“Fun.” featuring singer Nate Ruess of A&R signing The Format nominated for Six Grammy Awards

“Fun.” featuring singer Nate Ruess of Steve Tramposch / Elektra Records A&R signing The Format, was nominated for Six Grammy Awards tonight at the 2013 Grammy Nominations Concert in Nashville, including: Record of the Year Album of the Year Song of the Year Best New Artist Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Best Pop Vocal Album [space height=”HEIGHT”] Fun. is an American indie pop band based …