Bruce Rave plays songs from radar indie artists' most recent and upcoming albums on "Go Deep." It's a mostly upbeat, positive-sounding mix. The show airs on INDIE1031 in Los Angeles and WSUM-FM in Madison. Below is a taste of what you'll hear on "Go Deep". You can go to our broadcast page to see playlists and hear past shows. Or follow the Twitter and Facebook links for the latest information!
A&R/CAREER DEVELOPMENT/EXECUTIVE SEARCH
The guiding of careers has been a major highlight of Bruce's professional life. As an A&R executive at Capitol Records, he was responsible for the acquisition and development of such artists as The Knack ("My Sharona"), Duran Duran, Iron Maiden, Missing Persons, The Motels, Weird Al, and Thomas Dolby ("She Blinded Me With Science").
Bruce was also the primary U.S. A&R contact for Kraftwerk, Red Ryder, April Wine, and Delbert McClinton. "My Sharona", of course, was the #1 record of the year, and Bruce created a special release for "She Blinded Me With Science" given that Dolby didn't have a full album ready at the time the song was recorded.
Bruce continues to consult rising artists on career issues, song selection, and their live shows. Click the "read more" button below for examples of newer artists that caught his ear early. Ravid & Associates quickly became a successful executive search firm that placed sales and marketing execs, using many principles consistent with A&R and business in general. Ravid & Associates is currently available to undertake US and European search projects in entertainment or technology.
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