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hands where we are deciding who is going to house them as an agency or manage- ment.”


Hard Rock Records first signing, Rosco Bandana. (Photo by Rick Broyles, R&R Productions)


ment behind the scenes of recording and travel- ing on the road.


“They (HRR) have just gone so far out of the way to do anything to help us out. Honestly they are just good people and it’s nice to work for them and with them. They want to give back to the music commu- nity.” Say’s Pribyl. The show and pri- vate party on the rooftop venue at the Hard Rock Café, along the river front in downtown Nashville, served as a meet and greet opportunity with the record exec’s and showcase for Rosco Bandana. Blake Smith, co-head of A&R, said “This was a showcase for industry - booking agencies, manage- ment, etc. The hope is that the band (Rosco) peaked a few peoples interest and we have a nice dilemma on our


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The next step is in London July 13, 14 and 15th where they are holding another battle of the bands which will feature Rosco Bandana and two previous runner- up bands. The hope is that the label will see and hear some new bands that peak the interest of Hard Rock


Hard Rock Records Blake Smith and James Buell. (Photo by Rick Broyles, R&R Productions)


Records.


What this label is doing is rare for the music industry. Jason Sanford, guitarist and lead vocals for Rosco Bandana commented, “To do some- thing like this, to give back to music. It’s really awesome and awesome to be part of it. A great honor really.” “The whole reason Hard Rock exists is music” say’s Buell. “This label is a labor of love. We’re just finding bands that need a little boost and hook them up. Bands that deserve it.” •


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