22nd July 2012
CMI Records was founded in 2011 by Nick Tatro and Jonathan Vance. Originally called “Free Spirit Records”, Nick and Jon set out on a journey to help independent musicians, Singers and Bands, succeed in the music business.
In late 2011, Jonathan Vance decided to step down as CEO of Free Spirit Records to pursue other interests, so, Nick stepped in as sole owner and CEO of Free Spirit Records.
In Early 2012, Nick enlisted the help of longtime friend, and recording engineer, CJ Fravel to help him in this business adventure. CJ joined the company in April 2012 as Executive Producer.
The company changed its name to CMI Records in June, 2012.
Friends donated old equipent, equipment was purchased used at Guitar Center and online.
Our equipment is oooollllddddd!!
We are asking for your help because our equipment is old and outdated, some of which is broken. We would like to upgrade our equipment to better, more efficient equipment.
"Our mission now, after the name change, and the change in ownership, is to provide independent and unknown bands, musicians, singers, etc to have the opportunity to record their music in a professional studio, have their music Mixed, Mastered and then put onto CD’s for distribution. We are also giving them the opportunity to perform in live venues, Record Music Videos, Partake in Photo Shoots, and help design their Merchandise and Promotional Materials. We act on their behalf as their managers as well"
Another thing we are going to do with this money, is provide recording and production classes to underprivileged kids who may not get the opportunity to do anything like this in their community.
Please take the time to fund us!