CoraZong Music Management B.V. is CoraZong Records, CoraSongs (Publishing) and CoraZong Music Management (Bookings and Management).
CoraZong is a labour of love for company-owners Bert de Ruiter and Evert Wilbrink. The label is best described as Music from the heart by people who care and is home to song-writers, blues-musicians and roots musicians in the broadest sense of these terms.
CoraZong founders Evert Wilbrink and Bert de Ruiter are experienced music industry professionals with deep management experience and most important of all, a genuine love for good music.
Evert Wilbrink marketed Island Records and Virgin Records in Europe; was promo and A&R manager at BMG International and served as president of New York-based King Biscuit Flower Hour Records.
Bert de Ruiter was international director for A&M Records Inc. for more than a decade and served Polygram/Universal in a similar capacity with added responsibility for the legendary Motown label and as director of international for Mercury Records Ltd. working with the likes of Sting, Sheryl Crow, Bryan Adams, Suzanne Vega, John Hiatt, Elton John and Dire Straits, prior to joining digital platform Vitaminic (In the UK known as Peoplesound) as managing director.
Wilbrink and De Ruiter are looking at the current industry turmoil as a real challenge. They see no more roads ahead for orthodox record companies, but believe that the dreams that Chris Blackwell had when he started Island Records and dedication that Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss showed at A&M Records are the sources of inspiration for an artist-driven quality label with a future.
The label focuses on real musicians who playing real music from the heart on real instruments. Hence the name CoraZong, which combines the Spanish word for Heart Corazon with the English word Song. The company was officially founded in December 2003.
All CoraZong activities are co-ordinated from its Dutch base in Heemskerk, near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. It has an affiliate office in Nashville. Whilst the label handles its own marketing and promotion in the Benelux, it relies on the expertise of third parties with a similar respect and love for the artists and their music elsewhere.
CoraZong started expanding its activities and is now booking European tours as well as developing and co-ordinating theatre programs for its artists. CoraSongs is the name of its publishing division, which through strategic partnerships, is helping our artists with maximizing of income, exploitation and protection of their copyrights in the broadest sense possible.
Future activities of the company will include artist management and merchandising.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists wishing to submit music for consideration, please send your music (on CD) and information in two fold to:
Attn Bert de Ruiter
Edited by toine1962 on 6 Dec 2007, 15:12
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