ABOUT RELAX MUSIC GROUP
"Music is the Most Important Part of the Music Business"
- Founding motto, 1983
Relax Music Group is an Independent Music Marketing, Management, Booking and Promotion firm, that commenced official operations in the fall of 2008. However, RMG has a long and storied history going back to the early 1980's, when it first commenced operations as Relax Productions in 1983. Founded by RMG Partner Patrick Rule, the original company was instrumental in promoting and breaking Alternative and Metal artists to College Radio, from Tracy Chapman, Michael Penn and Katrina and the Waves, to Vain, Leatherwolf and Kix.
In 2008, principal partner Patrick Rule brought the partners and affiliates together under the Relax Music Group banner, with the goal of providing their comprehensive service offerings to Independent and Major Label artists. In the current climate of the music industry, the opportunity exists to provide artists with the essential services they require to reach wider audiences. From Music Marketing and Radio Promotion, to Artist Development and Management, Relax Music Group provides decades of industry experience necessary for Recording Artists to reach Greater Success in the Music Business.
The Music Industry has undergone dramatic change in the Internet Age. The former model of CD sales as the foundation of income for artists and labels does not exist any longer. However, opportunities continue to exist for Relax Music Group to merge it's business principles with products and services targeted with the current market environment in mind.
Working our existing core businesses, and developing our secondary businesses into emerging online markets, RMG exists to provide low cost and no cost exposure opportunities for independent recording artists. At the same time, Relax Music Group is committed to remaining true to it's founding motto: "Music is the Most Important Part of the Music business".
Relax Music Group Principals
Patrick began his 35 plus year career in the music industry, managing and booking artists in the Midwest. Based in St. Louis at the time, Patrick founded Relax Productions, and began providing Artist Management and College Radio Promotion services to the industry. Working with long time associate Artie Kornfeld (The Father of Woodstock), Patrick was instrumental in breaking Tracy Chapman, by taking her to Number One on the CMJ Charts in 1988.
In the 1990's, Patrick grew Relax Productions to a staff of 11 promoters, representing hundreds of artists to College Radio, and breaking such acts as Big Mountain, Goldfinger, Circle of Dust, The Hunger and Violet Burning to the top of the CMJ Charts. Relax Productions also introduced established major label artists to College Radio, including Carl Perkins, Todd Rundgren, Robin Trower and Dweezil Zappa.
In 1999, Patrick left the music industry to create Relax Web Productions, an Internet Web Site Design and Development company. Relax Productions continued operations under the Space 380 Music Promotion banner, led by long time Relax promoter Mat Matlack. Space 380 continued representing high profile artists to College Radio, including My Life with The Thrill Kill Kult, Gooding and Gravity Kills.
In 2007, Mat decided to leave the promotion business to pursue other opportunities. Patrick once again stepped in and resumed day-to-day operations, renaming the company to Relax Music Group. With more than 12 years of Internet Development experience, and 3 decades of Music Industry experience, Patrick has been instrumental in the development of RMGDigital.net, RelaxOnline.com, RelaxFreeMusic.org and RelaxFreeRadio.org.
In 2017, Patrick morphed all of his music industry experience and business operations into one entity, HotWaxRadio.com, which debuted on January 1. HotWaxRadio.com is a leading Internet Radio Station that features Hit Indie Music from world wide Recording Artists spanning the Rock and Roll Genre.
In one form or another, Relax Music Group has provided continuous support of recording and performing artists since 1983. Our principals, our associates and affiliates, have made historic impact for countless recording artists throughout their storied careers. Don't get them talking about all the rehearsals, recording sessions, gigs, tours, and projects these fellas have been a part of... They've done it all.
Moving forward, Relax Music Group contiues to offer Consulting and Management services to select Recording Artists and Industry Businesses. Through HotWaxRadio.com, we will continue to provide a platform for Independent Recording Artists to have their music heard. As always, our principals and affiliates lead the Independent Music Industry with one simple creed... "Music is the Most Important Part of the Music Business."
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