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With over two decades in the record business, Oglio has seen seismic changes. The rise and fall of CDs, the fall and rise of LPs, the popularity of downloading music shifting to streaming music and so much more. Through it all we have learned that the delivery method is not as important as the message in the music. Music still has the power to entertain and to change lives.

Oglio was a pioneer in the development of the joint venture relationship between artist and label. In 1999 we began entering into artist friendly “profit sharing” deals with our artists. These deals allowed us to work as friendly partners with our artists rather than the typical adversarial relationship seen by so many artists. As a result we have been able to work with some of the biggest names in music and provide the services they needed without the baggage that goes with a major label deal.

With the advent of digital delivery and the DIY movement, artists have more power and control than ever before. But, with great power comes great responsibility. Many artists find themselves overwhelmed by the tasks now expected of them: writing, recording, artwork, packaging, manufacturing, distribution and ultimately marketing of their work. Artists are finding this to be distracting from their true passion - creating great music. From this need Oglio has now entered the management business helping our artists do everything from handle the logistics of e-commerce to negotiating film and television licensing deals for their music.

We extend the knowledge and experience from 25 years of serving our artists to help take care of the boring stuff. For help with your project, call us at (702) 800-5500 or contact us using the form below.

Smash Mouth

Sometimes, Social Media can bring together the best of the best in unusual ways at the perfect time. In this particular case, Smash Mouth and their guitarist Greg Camp connected with rapper Kool Keith via Twitter. This eventually led to an ongoing private messaging stream between them. They continued the conversation, coming to the conclusion that a collaboration on some new music with a purposeful message would be especially timely. With the foundation for this new recording established, Keith believed the inclusion of yet another artist whose voice would add additional credibility to the project would be an asset.

But, who to call? Keith had a brilliant idea and reached out to Darryl McDaniels. As a founding member of Run DMC, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels is considered one of the pioneers of hip-hop culture, a voice of enlightenment and an industry icon. Additionally, his well documented love of guitar music and his affection for the rock genre would be a natural fit. DMC was approached to add his passion to the cause. The line-up was set and the chemistry evident.

Greg Camp says, “All of us in Smash Mouth were raised on Run DMC. We were introduced to Kool Keith’s music by our keyboardist Michael Klooster. As a result, we all hit it off instantly and started throwing ideas around. Instrumental tracks were forwarded to DMC including a song that Smash Mouth bassist Paul Delisle wrote. Darryl ended up working on two of them. Camp wrote the chorus for Unity and Steve Harwell sings it with his trademark punch. Kool Keith dropped his unique free-styling skills over it. Eventually, a rough mix of Unity emerged and was sent around to the Smash Mouth guys and DMC.” Camp adds, “I received a phone call. It was Thanksgiving and I was driving on I-5 Freeway. The caller I.D. read DMC. ‘Uh…hello..?’ On the other end of the phonem Darryl said, ‘YO! THIS SH*T IS CRAZY.’ I’m sure he said something cooler than that but all I remember is pulling my car off to the side of the road and taking a deep breath thinking, DMC just called me on Thanksgiving!”

At a time when sensibility and truly inclusive Unity is so needed. On November 1st, this unapologetic message is loudly and clearly delivered via this track. Avant-garde filmmaker, Mike Davis, was brought in to craft an edgy, populist phantasm of a video that underscores this earnest, yet love-based message of brotherhood, courage and defiance. “Unity” follows partly in the footsteps of Smash Mouth’s “Walkin' on the Sun,” a pop gem that subliminally functions as a serious anthemic battle cry against conformity and the status quo.

“Unity” will perform well and the group believes it plays to an even larger audience -- just in time for the all important mid-term elections. “Many of us are insulted by what’s happening around us and as artists it is our duty to use this very fortunate platform to speak out. Music is the most powerful medium and the perfect vehicle through which to deliver our message," concludes the project's creators.

Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/4XoqiKpI2zI

 

 

 

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Now in our 25th year, Oglio has achieved worldwide recognition as a successful niche marketer of entertainment products. Oglio releases have received acclaim and significant sales success including a Billboard Top 50 hit benefiting the Make A Wish Foundation, and projects with Smash Mouth featuring DMC and Kool Keith, Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Cyndi Lauper, Robby Krieger (The Doors), Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Nerf Herder, Parry Gripp, Kool Keith, Ultramagnetic MCs, Rob Schneider, Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling (Howard Stern Show), Andy Dick, Craig Gass, and George Lopez. Oglio’s growth has been significant enough to earn a position on Inc. Magazine’s listing of the 500 fastest growing companies in America.

In November 2013 Oglio expanded into the Las Vegas market by opening an office in Downtown Vegas. The Las Vegas operations focus on developing live shows, artist management and comedy. 2018 brings many exciting new projects from our roster of artists, new talent and some surprise announcements from our Las Vegas operations.

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