Cannery Row Records
is a record label which is based in Berlin
but has a very international outlook. Music and musicians have always
been restless, and Berlin is a place that has always attracted artists
from all over the world, some passing through, some intending to pass
through, and some setting up here for good. Cannery Row Records is an
extension of an informal network of musicians and music lovers around
the world which has built up over many years. The individual styles of
music may vary, but whether it is folk, country or garage rock, we are
only interested in working musicians who sing and play from the heart.
DEMO POLICY - In order to save your cost and
our time please send a mail to contact (at) canneryrowmusic.com before mailing in a demo.
A nice way to introduce your music to our
A&R comitee is an invitation for one of your live gigs - Cannery
Row Records supports active musicianship.
Frank Klaffs holds
a university degree in business administration and a non-academic
degree in being a music lover. Frank has worked in the music industry
for many years, amongst other things as a long-term label-manager for
Piranha Records (Berlin) and Gee Street Records (London). Since 1999 he
has been running his own PR and consulting agency in Berlin, whose
customers include companies like BMG, Rykodisc/Hannibal, Universal,
world music expo WOMEX, Mr. Bongo and Piranha Musik. From 2002 until
2004 Frank was the manager and press spokesman of the Label-Commission
Berlin - a music business network of over 70 independent companies from
the Berlin region.
Frank also sings and plays harmonica with Berlin band Five Pints per
Mark Mulholland has
been making music professionally for more than two decades, playing solo
and with a wide range of bands, as well as session work and recording
projects. He has also been involved in running and booking a music
venue, concert booking, tour management and was a partner in an international bookshop in Berlin from 2001-2010. In 2010, he moved to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where he launched an ran a recording studio and rehearsal space for young musicians, as well as working on musical projects with many of the established artists in the country, and also continuing his activities in Europe and elsewhere. Since 2014, he has been based in Bamako, Mali, where he plays regularly with many of the incredible musicians in the country, while also working as a consultant to the British Embassy for their cultural programme.
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