About Us

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Greg Pasenko - President/Manager
Email:   gregpasenko@blujazz.com
Phone:   773-517-8336

Blujazz  can be a buffet of services for artists and labels or you can use the Blujazz label for everything to hang your hat on without giving up your intellectual property.  We don’t license but charge a one-time fee to cover labor and expenses. You can check our site out to see all of the releases, artists, and labels that we have at www.blujazz.com.

Our main paradigm is that we do not license or take control of an artist’s music and product.  An artist/label can be on the Blujazz Label or they can utilize the services that fit their needs.  We ask for finished product and we charge a one-time fee for labor and expenses.  For the artist, they do not have to buy back CDs of their own music to sell off stage. We can promote to radio and press, facilitate distro for physical and digita|l, provide design services, provide booking data, for select artists add to booking roster, and also do booking on a project basis.  We promote to radio for the basic radio cycle (several months). For press promotion is ongoing as many trades are booked out over months and many opportunities can pop up over time and as long as the artist wants to be with us we continue to help when opportunities come up. We regularly chart our artists on US/Canadian Radio and we get our fair share of reviews and articles in the major trades, blogs, and web-magazines.  Blujazz has now expanded into Europe and Asia. The services are listed below: 

 Blujazz Label and Promotions:

  • National Radio Promotion

    • Two months min

    • Top level – 225 plus chart reporting stations in US and Canada

    • We do mailings  

    • Weekly calls and emails to Music Dirs. and Programmers -  Weekly updates and bi-monthly full reports

  • National Press Promotion

    • Press is a process, initial press releases, follow up, but while some action comes immediately much takes months so Blujazz continues to solicit and monitor

    • We do mailings  - Top Level – 100 to 125 major trades, blogs, websites, and critics who vote in polls

    • Blujazz has a database of 4,500 plus blogs that it solicits international

    • Blujazz has the contact info for a large number of the most successful playlist managers. This is called playlisting.

  • Booking Services

    • Blujazz maintains a small roster of about 10 to 12 artists that it attempts to book in various capacities:

    • Presenting organizations and venues that pay quality monies and treats the artist as an artist

    • Festivals ranging from regional to international

    • Clubs that are high profile and can make an impact on an artist’s career

    • Blujazz will take a 10% fee from performance fees under $1,000 – 15% for performances between $1,000 and $3,000 – 20% for performances over

    • For non-booking roster artists Blujazz can do a booking project for a set fee, no commissions. This would a regional or special request set of gigs. Blujazz could also assist in promoting the project.

  • Consulting Services​

  • Distribution

    • We recommend CD Baby for Physical and/or Digital.  After many years we are now not doing traditional CD distro in the US. The world is evolving fast and companies like CD Baby can handle everything for an artist. Feel free to ask questions as this is a complicated changing landscape.

    • We can consult with you on how to use all of the issues like using Sound Exchange, Sound Scan, Syncing, Playlisting, etc.

  • Value Added  Services:

    • US and Canada Club Databases - US Fest Databases - Europe Databases If you request we can give

    • Blujazz Website artist page, news announcements, newsletter, booking announcements, etc.

    • Advertising in major rags at our pace or cooping if an artist has a specific reaso

    • We also can help in design of CD if needed at a remarkable low rate. We have a major label account discount with Disk Makers and you can utilize our account to run your CD thru.

    • Website design and maintenance

  • COSTS:​

    • We can shape costs to fit any Artists budget and scope ranging between $900 to $4,000 with an average of $2000.  Please price out what a quality radio promoter or publicist cost as we know that they are $2000 to $5000 for just radio or just publicity​

In short, we do everything a traditional label does except we do not own your product that you paid for and you don’t have to buy back your CDs to sell off gigs.

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