Steve Tramposch

Steve Tramposch announces new record label

Friends and colleagues – excited to finally share that I am launching a record label with worldwide distribution, something I wish I had done many years ago. Formal announcement, name, and more in the near future. In the meantime you can submit music here. More to come.  – Steve For more on Steve Tramposch click here. For more on Steve’s history of successful A&R …

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Launchpad client Striker announces new album “Play To Win”

Award-winning metal/hard rock band/Launchpad client Striker has revealed the artwork, track listing, and a lyric video for their new album “Play To Win” (out October 26th), plus North American tour dates and more (below). A classic mix of heavy metal and hard rock, Striker is one of metal’s fastest growing independent bands. They’ve supported Metallica, had a #1 song at Canadian rock radio, …

Jason Flom on Lefsetz – Steve Tramposch & Virgin Success

Thanks to industry legend Jason Flom for his shout out in his podcast with Bob Lefsetz, and the story about his success with Steve Tramposch at Virgin Records. Jason talks about taking over Virgin, Steve’s obsession with A&R research data, and their first signing together, including a story few have heard before.   Story starts after 1:08 / 1:10, but the whole thing …

Introducing Music Career Blueprint

Introducing Music Career Blueprint   The most powerful system on the net for advancing your career in music –  and our new platform for everything music consulting / artist development related, including one-to-ones, an e-course training system, group setting programs, and more! If you’re an artist looking to get signed, become famous, get your music into TV or film, or even just improve your game, …

SXSW 2017

Launchpad Media is once again proud to represent a number of clients taking part in the 2017 SXSW Festival in Austin, TX this March. Launchpad is an award-winning company that harnesses the power of music to help create, grow, and market talent, brands, products, and communications. For more information on showcases, meetings, events, announcements and opportunities, or for music consulting …

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 …

Launchpad represents – legendary musician, percussionist, music host, DJ, producer, and original member of The Smiths – Mike Joyce.

Steve Tramposch and Launchpad Media are proud to announce the representation of legendary musician, percussionist, music host, DJ, producer, and original member of The Smiths – Mike Joyce. NME named The Smiths as the most influential music act of the last 50 years, and their album, “The Queen is Dead” topped the best 500 albums of all time, beating The Beatles, Elvis, Bob Marley, the Rolling Stones, U2, …

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 …

Launchpad at NAMM, 2013

Launchpad is proud to be taking part in the 2013 NAMM Show, January 24-27th, in Anaheim, California. We invite you to connect and meet up at the show or in the Los Angeles area. For more information please contact us here, by email, or by phone to schedule a personal meeting. If you can’t make the show but would still like to inquire …

Steve Tramposch – live video and radio interview

Steve Tramposch stopped by RadioSeen.com last night to tape his second live video and radio interview for SM Enlightenment TV. Topics included Launchpad, his career, state of the modern music business, A&R, and more. Steve’s segment starts at approximately 41:00, click on the photo below to view the video. For more information on Launchpad click here. For more on SME TV click …

Former A&R signing performing on SNL tonight – “Fun.”

Former A&R signing performing on SNL tonight – Fun. (feat. singer Nate Ruess of Elektra signing The Format). Fun is an American indie pop band based in New York City that was formed by Nate Ruess, formerly of The Format. After the 2008 breakup of The Format, Ruess formed Fun with Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff of Anathallo and Steel …