Rural Rhythm Records Relocating To Tennessee
July 13, 2011 - Industry Award
Rural Rhythm Records is relocating from the Los Angeles, CA area to Mt. Juliet, TN. During the next week, the office phone lines will be down, but can be reached on their cell phones. There will be limited email access during the transition. The label’s current PO Box in CA will be kept open until the new mailing address is announced at a later time.
Statement from Rural Rhythm President, Sam Passamano, Jr.
“Pam and I have been contemplating this move for a few years. Pam is a native Californian from the Sacramento area and a lot of my family moved to the Los Angeles area from the east coast in the 60′s and 70′s. Our family is very important to us, so to relocate our residence and business to the Nashville area was a major life changing decision. Anthony, Jennifer, Sarah, and their families will be staying in the Los Angeles area. Myself, Pam, Sammy, and Rosalie will be moving to Mt. Juliet, TN.”
“We have made so many great friends over the years that we feel like we are coming home to our huge family of friends when we arrive in Tennessee. We are really looking forward to this next chapter in our lives and for Rural Rhythm Records and Rural Rhythm Christian,” he continued.
“There are definite signs that the music retail business has bottomed out after a most a decade of staggering losses. This is very good news for all of us and should help our Bluegrass music lovers find more product at the music retail level. However, a lot has changed over the last decade in terms of marketing Bluegrass music to our artists’ fans. We are working on several major media exposure opportunities for our artists, which will be announced shortly and being in the Nashville area will be crucial.”
“In addition, we are developing a new audio / video commercial product line for our Artists music, which will require our continual attention during all stages of production. We will have more info on this our new audio / video product line shortly.”
“I think one of the most compelling reason for us to relocate our business to the Southeastern area has to do with being a lot closer to our artists and having the ability to meet and have creative conversations that can go much further than one or two hour phone calls.“
“We see a strong opportunity in the music business today after all most a decade of down turns and negative developments. Our move to the Southeastern area will help us be closer to our artists and our key business friends in the Bluegrass and Gospel music communities. We feel very blessed for the quick growth at Rural Rhythm Records and Rural Rhythm Christian and appreciate all the help and support everyone has given us to get to were we are today. Having our Headquarters in the Southeastern area will certainly help us get our Bluegrass and Gospel music to our Artists fans in different ways and to a larger audience…IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC !”