*** OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE ***
March 15, 2013
Mike Bailey is the President of Potomac Records LLC. Any other claim of ownership of Potomac Records LLC is false.
Mr. Jason Scott Watson and Driven Livid are no longer affiliated with Potomac Records. We wish Jason and Driven Livid good luck and success with their future endeavors.
Potomac Records was established with one primary goal in mind, to utilize our experience in the music industry to introduce the rest of the world to the amazing talent in and around the Washington DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia area music scene. By leveraging digital technologies currently available including the worlds largest digital distribution network, digital download gift cards, custom USBs, and professional services to assist the artists career. Our artists’ music is available on 100+ Digital Media Outlets in over 230 countries. On the EVENTS calendar you can find out where all Potomac artists will be performing around the country.
The Washington DC based record label POTOMAC RECORDS originally founded in 2002 by Award winning Song Writer and Producer Pete Evick, was put on hold for nearly a decade as the music industry shifted into unknown territories. During this time, Pete has been busy touring nationally and internationally as Lead Guitar Player with legendary front-man and reality TV star, Bret Michaels.
In 2011, primary ownership of the label was handed over to lifelong friend and business partner Michael Bailey. Bailey brings to the table not only a passion for music that isn’t often found on the label side of music these days, but also over 2 decades of expertise in marketing and sales. Mike has been successful in every venture he’s been involved with, from local media sales to worldwide government sales (Information Technology). Evick says “In this day in age you can’t keep using people within the same old music industry from a decade ago, that business is long dead. To be successful we need new ideas from people that have been successful outside the music industry.”
Bailey and Evick in the late 90′s were partners in the successful power pop band SOME ODD REASON, signed to SOL 3 records owned by Producing legend and music industry innovator; Richard Gotterher, and longtime music manager and industry visionary Scott Cohen; who together created The Orchard, the world’s largest Digital Distribution outlet for music. During this time both Bailey and Evick watched closely as Cohen and Gotterher changed the face of the music industry. The inspiration has swelled behind the scenes for nearly a decade, and the label is more than prepared to continue the movement, armed with the tools to create a unique and successful new twist on an old business.
Potomac Records has signed a wide range of talent based in and around the Washington DC area. The genres currently released under Potomac Records: Country, Power Pop, Hard Rock, Old School Metal, Hip Hop / Rap, Alternative Rock, Metal, and Acoustic Roots Rock. Artists currently offer their music to fans to purchase online via iTunes, Amazon, Verizon, eMusic Spotify, Napster, Zune, 7 Digital, and more; on digital download card; USB wristbands and USB lanyard neck straps, all part of the new technology replacing the Compact Disk.
A crucial part of being a successful business, is to actively promote Green awareness. Bailey says, “While we are very aware that the digital revolution hasn’t reached its full potential in the music industry, and we may miss a few record sales due to the lack of hard copy CD’s and the lack of presence in retail stores such as Wal-Mart and Best Buy. We are confident that we are paving a new path in digital technology, and help this part of the industry grow as we bring awareness to others who may choose to follow suit.”
This is what Potomac Records is all about.
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