the housing company for Big3 Records, WE Productions,
Jam Management and Mojo Rizin Publishing, is a multi-faceted
music company with an impressive team of experienced
and hands-on industry pros, headed by Chairman and CEO,
powerhouse Bill Edwards brought with him a passion for
music and an instinct for how to make things happen
that has allowed this independent record label going
into it's sixth year in business to acquire the best
artists and executives the music industry has to offer.
Big3 Records, which was named 'Best Independent Record
Label of 2003’ at the 13th Annual Los Angeles
Music Awards, is quickly making a name for itself with
both industry insiders and right out front with the
2003, Big3 Records was proud to announce the appointment
of 27 year music veteran David Leach who has now assumed
the role of General Manager. Leach's first order of
business at Big3 was to sign up legendary rockers Cheap
Trick to the independent label. Not only did they release
their new album, Special One, on Big3 Records during
the summer of 2003, but they have also brought with
them a catalog of music and hits to re-release at their
discretion. Leach's rich music history had him serving
as Exec. VP of Marketing & Promotion for Edel North
America, as well as Exec. VP of Island Def Jam Music
Group. He served as Exec. VP/GM of Mercury Records in
1994 and President/COO of Worldwide Entertainment Group
representing such artists as Duncan Sheik and Courtney
Love before signing on with Big3 Records.
addition to rock icons Cheap Trick, Big3 boasts an impressive
roster of new and seasoned talent and an eclectic mix
of musical talent:
Man Randy Savage has been one of the most successful
and colorful characters in the world of WWE wrestling
history. Randy has now parlayed his talent into music
and on October 7th, 2003 released his debut album, Be
A Man, on Big3 Records. With 13 tracks jam packed with
hip-hop, R&B, a love song and even a title track
calling out his one time wrestling nemesis, Hulk Hogan,
"Be A Man", is a real crowd pleaser and a
must have party CD.
rock superstar and the original Guitar Man, Rick Derringer,
also joined forces with Big3 in 2002. In October of
2002, Derringer released a Smooth Jazz album of his
70s classic rock hits, "Free Ride," "Frankenstein"
and "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo".
spring of 2003, brought two new releases for Big3 Records.
Vesica Pisces, a Pop/Rock foursome who won the '2000
Los Angeles Music Award for Best Adult/Contemporary
Artist' released their debut album, Halfway to Naked,
on Big3 in April 2003. Halfway to Naked was produced
entirely by Jack Douglas, the Grammy Award Winning Producer
of John Lennon's final album, Double Fantasy.
that with a release date of May 6th, 2003 was solo artist
and songwriter, Rachel Farris, whose debut album, Soak,
released its first single to radio in March. "I'm
Not The Girl" immediately catapulted to "Most
Added Hot AC & Top 40 Mainstream!" In addition,
Rachel was chosen to be the launch artist for "LidRock,"
a new form of music delivery and distribution. From
June 27th through the end of July more than 5 million
mini-CDs with Rachel's picture, her music video, and
a two song sampling from her debut album were distributed
at all Regal and United Artists Theatres, followed by
Universal Theme parks in Los Angeles and Orlando.
a Neo/Soul twosome, scored big with a nearly gold album
a few years ago on Mojazz, a division of Motown. With
the release of the current album, Definition of Love,
Impromp2 is again making fans with their single, "Mocha
Soul," a duet with singer/spoken word artist/actress
Kim Fields, and touring all over the world with their
sexy live show.
a sister act, pronounced Ah-Jah, are as soulful as they
are beautiful. This dynamic duo temporarily moved to
St. Petersburg, Florida to complete their debut album,
which was produced in Big3's studio with their own 'in-house'
producers along with legendary mega-producers Desmond
Child and Mario "Yellow Man" Winans. The release
of the self-titled album, AJA, hit the stores October
7th, 2003 and was preceded with a 40-city tour with
R&B superstars, B2K.
2003 brought yet another huge opportunity and merger
to Big3 Records. Hit producer/songwriter Mario "Yellow
Man" Winans signed a joint venture imprint deal
with Big3. The new imprint, Yellow City/Big3 Records,
was signed by Chairman and CEO Bill Edwards to provide
"Yellow Man" the opportunity to write and
produce new talent for the label imprint including Lil'
Eddie and provide A&R for Big3's current roster
of artists. "Yellow Man" remains part of P.
Diddy's mega prolific writing and producing collective,
so much talent, an 'in-house' radio promotion staff,
state of the art studios and producers, a new distribution
deal with Warner Entertainment's WEA a wholly-owned
subsidiary, ADA, and a seasoned group of industry veterans
who bring years of experience to this new independent
label, 2004 is shaping up to be a banner year for everyone
involved with Big3 Records.
Entertainment: The Total Package.
Developing, Delivering the Stars of Tomorrow, Today.
Listen for our artists.
To provide consumers with the highest quality musical
product in the global marketplace, using state of the
art technology and an experienced, knowledgeable and
visionary staff to discover and promote cutting edge
artists, writers and producers in order to create a
trend setting, market-leading product. Big3 Entertainment
is committed to a conscientious effort to uphold the
values and integrity of our music’s influence
over our fans and those fans’ influence on their
Jam Management manages the artists on the Big3 Records
label creating a synergistic environment to maximize
the artist’s talent and hard work.
William Edwards Productions was initially established
to produce the various live events performed by new
artists on the Big3 label. Today they are a full-service
production company capable of booking, promoting and
producing live tours, concerts, corporate events, media
and civic events and many other live ventures.
Edwards Production utilizes state of the art road equipment
for sound, video and light staging at public events.
The company is also committed to using top of the line
production, tour and stage managers, as well as the
very best in sound engineers.
Mojo Rizin Publishing
One of the most valuable assets of any publishing company
is the sound catalog it develops through its artists,
writers, and producers. Mojo Rizin Publishing is rapidly
developing a substantial and valuable catalog that will
only grow in size and value over time.
Rizin Publishing is dedicated to protecting and enforcing
the intellectual property rights of all artists, writers
and producers with whom they have contractual agreements.
As the administrator of the song catalog, Mojo Rizin
maintains significant control over the utilization of
the product it protects and the royalties they generate.
The company is constantly seeking new placement of product
in ventures such as TV commercials, movie soundtracks,
music compilations and many other media events.
Big3 Records is a dynamic independent record label that
was introduced to develop, record and market, new and
established musical artists. Big3 Records is fully committed
to providing each artist on its label every opportunity
for a successful career. From state-of-the-art studio
equipment to quality producers, writers, engineers,
managers and tour production, Big3 leaves no stone unturned
on the road to success.
Mario "Yellow Man" Winans, who has worked
with artists including P. Diddy, Limp Bizkit, Jennifer
Lopez, David Bowie and Mary J. Blige, has signed a joint
venture imprint deal with Big3 Records. The new imprint
will be known as Yellow City/Big3 Records and was signed
by Big3 Chairman/CEO, Bill Edwards. The deal will provide
Mario "Yellow Man" the opportunity to sign,
write and produce new talent for the new label imprint
and provide A&R for Big3's current roster of artists.
Big3 Studios is involved in all record production functions
including recording, producing, mixing, editing, engineering
and mastering. With its many studios ranging from vocal
training and choreography to state of the art recording
rooms, this 7,000 square foot complex does it all. Having
access to this magnificent facility is one of the many
assets that set Big3 apart from the other independent