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Chart Noise is founded on the belief that Every Artist Deserves the Chance to be Heard! We will assist you in developing that chance for your vision to be seen, your music to be heard and your business to grow.
All business in this industry starts with the individual artist and the creative process they use to bring an emotion to life. After all, it's emotion that we're selling, and the connection with a consumer on an emotional level is what makes good music GREAT!
Yet, while emotion and passion are critical elements; they are simply not enough to succeed in this business. The more prepared an artist is, and the more organized their business platforms are (whether an operating label or as an individual artist), then the better the chance is for that artist to be heard and their business to grow, creating impactful and lasting connections in the industry and extending their reach into the consumer marketplace.
To that end, Chart Noise has been built around the basic tenets of Trust & Honesty, Reliability & Experience, and Integrity & Fairness, to help you build a team that you can count on, a support system that shares in your creative vision and is prepared to consistently meet your needs.
With years of unique experience, our dedicated consultants and staff can regularly provide strong business support coupled with a passion for music, discovery and innovation. Whether it's a short term set-up plan or longer term strategies, we offer you the opportunity to better understand the concepts and processes in this ever-changing sometime chaotic world of Music Business.
We look forward to exploring your vision and helping you make some Noise on the Charts!
President & CEO
Chart Noise Inc.
Our MISSION is to provide a FAIR, RELIABLE and HONEST environment for Chart Noise clients to learn, utilize and exploit the business of music.
Chart Noise is a group of consultants whose collective mission is to develop, promote and market artists and their music. Additionally, we can help independent labels develop a higher level of organization to further their development by targeting and executing their needs in sales, marketing & promotion and some business management functions. The company was formed in the winter of 2001 when President and CEO Robert Morrison, a 25 year industry vet, began to see a need for an alternative to the traditional industry models, a need to remove the guess work from the independent sector, and to find opportunities for new and creative artists to develop their careers. Every band and label is unique in its own way and Chart Noise will help develop plans which highlight those areas where each band or label sets themselves apart from their competition. Chart Noise offers a strategic group of consultants, advisors, and friends with years of experience focused on answering those needs created by a shrinking and at times chaotic industry. Give us a call for a more detailed look into the years of experience and skills Chart Noise offers.
Robert Morrison - President and CEO
Robert Morrison has been involved in the business of music for over 30 years, beginning his career as a performing musician in Southern California while still in high school. In 1984, He became a manager trainee for Torrance, CA. based Wherehouse Entertainment. He took on management positions at 3 So. Cal record stores and attended the Wherehouse corporate training program where he graduated at the top of his class. Within a year, he had accepted a position in the corporate office as data entry clerk for the Music Buying department for the chain, and shortly thereafter, accepted a position as the Head of Order Service where he was responsible for over 300 new store openings and the initial product mix for all product lines the stores would carry. From there, in 1987 he accepted a position as Singles Buyer for the chain which had grown to over 600 store locations on the West Coast.
In 1994, Robert took a position with Connecticut-based CD One Stop, as Head Buyer in charge of 9 staff buyers and a $45 million inventory and left as the Director of Purchasing in 1996. That year he joined a small emerging “internet only” record label in Wilton, Connecticut named J-Bird Records as Vice President of Sales & Operations. On the cusp of the digital revolution when we still called the internet the “World Wide Web,” the label attracted some very well known artists in Billy Squier, Rockapella, Lee Rocker (The Stray Cats), John Entwistle (The Who), The Rembrandts, and Boy George. Morrison secured distribution and developed all the retail initiatives for the label and managed a roster of over 600 artists.
With a passion for independent artists, in the winter of 2001, Morrison opened a consulting firm named Chart Noise. Its mission was to develop new talent, smaller labels and assist smaller distribution companies with their operational initiatives. He then took on the role of Sr. VP of Sales & Operations at Midas Records (Jessie Daniels, Rush of Fools, Whiskey Falls, The Weather Channel Presents, and Emerson Drive). While with Midas he grew the label's Christian Division to national prominence with both Jessie Daniels and Rush of Fools. Rush of Fools was the 2nd Best Selling New Artist of 2007 and their single UNDO was ASCAP’s Song of the Year for 2007.
Robert has been happily married for 25 years. He has two children, both attending college. In July of 2008 the family moved to the Nashville area and now resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Association and professional affiliations that Robert Morrison has been involved with include the following:
Boy Scouts of America
Country Music Association
Gospel Music Association
Association for Independent Musicians
1415 Kensington Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 624-6775 office
(615) 396-8398 fax
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