"We aim to release amazing music by innovative, multi-dimensional artists who are passionate, hard-working, love to tour and will do whatever it takes to connect with an audience. Visionaries welcome!"
MPress Records was founded in 1996 by award-winning art-pop chanteuse/keyboardist Rachael Sage, who has released seven albums of "wildly expressive, moody, edgy folk" (PASTE) on the New York-based imprint. Sage, who plays over 150 dates a year throughout the U.S. and Europe, is a John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize Winner (Rock) and received the 2005 Independent Music Award for Best Singer-Songwriter. MPress Records' latest project is a compilation series entitled "New Arrivals” for more information visit: www.newarrivalscd.com AND www.mpressrecords.com.
Onto is an independent management company/ record label based in Seattle, WA. We release music we like. Its that simple really. We have the support of top-notch partners in distribution, marketing, production, and publicity, and we utilize every new media tool possible to support the releases. We’re always exploring new business models to best serve the artists and releases we represent. Mostly, we want artists to be able to release great, exciting, and challenging new music while building a lifelong career.
Onto is owned by David Meinert and Brent Stiefel. Meinert has managed and released albums from a wide variety of independent groups ranging from Blue Scholars, Common Market, The Catheters, The Presidents of the United States of America, Maktub, and The Master Musicians of Jajouka, to major label groups like The Posies and Mary Lou Lord. Meinert is also a managing partner in The Capitol Hill Block Party, owns the legendary 5 Point Cafe, and is a partner in the Crocodile. Brent Stiefel is new to the music business but formerly interned at the almighty Sub Pop, and has his own label Townie Records. Onto’s GM is Christen Greene who worked at the Velour Music Group in New York before coming to Seattle in 2009 to run Onto. She has guided the careers of Kaki King, Dar Williams, Jeff Taylor and Chris Pureka on a management level.