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, …

Launchpad client Messer

Launchpad client Messer launches blistering second single “Save Myself”

Launchpad client Messer continues their scorching start, launching their second single and video for  “Save Myself,” the follow up to their Top 30 debut single and #1 researching rock song “Make This Life.” “This song is about someone that is on the precipice of change/action,” says bassist Maddox Messer. “It’s about the empowerment one feels when they’ve finally had enough of an abusive relationship …

Launchpad client Zero Theorem continues its scorching start

Launchpad client Zero Theorem continues its scorching start at rock radio, retail, and more. Their debut EP “Ataraxis,” released this week, is currently a Hot New Release at Amazon and a top 20 featured New Release in Metal at iTunes. The EP includes their Top 30 debut single “Area” and the upcoming 2nd single “Becoming,” already added to influential playlists …

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Two Launchpad clients Messer and Zero Theorem break into top of US Rock Charts

Two Launchpad Media clients are simultaneously poised to break into the twenties of the most played songs at US Rock Radio, surrounded by acts such as Metallica, Imagine Dragons, Muse, Pearl Jam, Shinedown, Nothing More, and Godsmack, from major labels and large indies such as Warner Brothers, RCA, Universal, and more: Messer and their debut single “Make This Life” (currently at …

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, …