BIG COFFEE RECORDS (BCR) was formed and designed for the purpose of recording and creating musical projects, while creating a strong musical reputation and signing like minded local artists.
Releasing, marketing, promoting, and
distributing physical CD's for on-line digital downloads,
internet purchases, as well as distributing through independent record distributors for conventional record store purchases in the US and continuing with World Wide sales.
Big Coffee Records wants to create a brand
name with a strong musical reputation
for connecting quality musicians and their music to the music and record buying public - we believe those people are out there, and they are out there in force, and we want to connect our music and vision with them - all around the world.
Through the use of
internet technology, this will allow BCR artists to
introduce their music and projects to a potentially enormous
audience at a relatively low cost, especially with the advent of
newer digital software and recording devices, the once extremely
expensive studio time, has now given way to the relatively
inexpensive technology of producing studio quality music from
home studios - this takes time and effort, but also less money
to produce and eventually more money for the artist.
As an Independent
musician operated record label, BCR is well aware of the trials
and multiple problems associated with large record labels -
being lost in the shuffle with the other labels artists, losing
money situations based on advance money that has to be recouped,
signed to long term contracts, artist's heart-felt project not
being released, losing rights with regard to royalties and song
writing credits - these are just some of the large record label
problems and bad scenarios associated over time with recording
As with any record company, obviously there will be expenses involved.
With the operating expenses of the
BCR label, albeit less, that's where the advantage lies with
both the BCR artist and the label.
BCR artists will be offered a net profit-sharing
agreement - which simply means, a high percentage of the net profits will go to
the artist. With this agreement, the net gain, after taking out all expenses the
label has to incur, are split between the artist and the label by a percentage
to be determined, and as stated, a high percentage will go to the artist. This
is advantageous for both the artist and the label – the more popularity for both
the label and the artist, the more sales, and more profit for both.
BRC - founded and created by Steve McRay - Songwriter, Composer, Keyboard player, Singer
As studio session musician, played keyboards and added background vocals for many artists and groups, including - Ted Nugent (2 albums), .38 Special (4 albums), Atlanta Rhythm Section (1 album), Joan Baez, Johnny Van Zant (2 albums), Alicia Bridges (2 albums), as well as many Ichiban Blues Artists including - Francine Reed, Ben E King, Trudy Lynn, the Shadows, Travis Haddock, Theodis Ealey, Chick Willis, Jimmy Dawkins, Luther Houserocker Johnson, and many more.
As a touring and live music player, backed up celebrity artists in US, Europe, Japan, and Australia: Joan Baez, Francine Reed, 38 Special, John Michael Montgomery, Montgomery Gentry, John Berry,
Steve Cropper, Paul Williams, Davi Jones, Wally Palmar, Jack
Blades, Jeff Carlisi, Ed Roland, Mike Reno, Robin Zander, Trudy Lynn, Randall Bramblett, Jimmy Hall, Mose Jones, Java Monkey, and many more.
Steve McRay Music
Steve McRay Publishing
Broadcast Music Inc.
Big Coffee Group
Associated with Big