Category Archives: music

Client we’ve worked with, Alex Boye

Alex Boye is a star on Youtube with his videos gaining millions of views!!

He puts an African twist on todays popular songs and we had a chance to let everyone know! Alex went on tour in the Pacific Northwest and Salt Lake City putting on quite the performing arts extravaganza! You can check out his Youtube Channel to see his awesome cover songs.

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Our Previous Client! Laz & Cat

LAZ & CAT, Triceptus Studios Music’s first Hip-Hop music group under the year old music label just released their first CD, Tricity Vol. I.  The release has been a year-long passion for Triceptus Studios Executive Producers artists, Jay “Lazurus” Holland (LAZ), and Crosby “Catipus” Tatum (CAT).

Its’ got 14 tracks and features a new crop of New England Hip-Hop and R&B artists including Jayo-City, The General, Mugsy , Ms. Smith, and NV who are all featured in one form or another in this new album.  Two of Laz & Cat’s featured songs, FEEL & Fantasy Girl, both have music videos shot to them – all Produced, Directed, Conceptualized and Edited by Laz and Cat. 

After working this release we endeavored into a long working relationship with Crosby Tatum for his film studio and the release of his indie movie, Surpise! Surprise!

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One of Our Clients: Phunk Junkeez

The Phunk Junkeez were signed to Trauma Records/Interscope Records releasing their second album,Injected (1995), nationwide. This release was recorded in Atlanta and produced by Angelo Moore of Fishbone and Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot, At the Drive-In).[1] Injected produced a successful single, “I Love it Loud,” which was played in rotation on alternative stations nationwide accompanied by a video featuring Chris Farley and David Spade, and was featured on the Tommy Boy soundtrack. “I Love it Loud” eventually reached a peak of 8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Another track from the album B-Boy Hard was featured on the soundtrack to National Lampoon’s Senior Trip. Phunk Junkeez toured extensively at this time, playing with No Doubt, Bush, Faith No More, Ramones, KMFDM, and mostly with 11.

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Steely Dan

To say it was a thrill to work on a Steely Dan release would be a definite understatement and especially to work their record on our internet show in 1995 made it that much more special!

I love that band so much that I recently went to see them at Universal Amphitheater and they still sound as good as they did back then.  BTW – did you know they closed down what was most recently called the Gibson Amphitheater at Universal City walk – to build instead…a Harry Potter ride.  Criminal behavior!

This record (“Live”) came out in 1995 on Giant Recordsand was featured on our Internet site “Rock the Strip”.  Rock the Strip was the first ever music reality show, the first reporter of online sales to Billboard and Hits, and was the 2nd ever CD store on the internet!  The show as hosted by Nina Blackwood (MTV) and Ken Sargeant (Fox Entertainment News) and we did quick music questions/quizzes on the street in Venice, Sunset Strip and elsewhere.  While the contestant was thinking, we’d cut away to video clips of the band they were trying to think to name (as the answer); and if they got it right, they won a CD!

To check out some of Steely Dan’s music, hit this link:

#Steely Dan      #WebnRetail

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Stephane Pompougnac

One of the best known DJ’s in Europe, we worked the 11th release in the series of his Hotel Costes series!

We (Web ‘n Retail!) were hired by his distributor, Super D on behalf of his label.   We did viral blogging for this release, targeting runway shows, Mercedes Benz fashion week, events in the Hamptons…that kind of thing!

“2008 installment in this trend-setting compilation series. Ten years ago , French DJ Stephane Pompougnac decided to bring together the tracks he played as the resident DJ at the famed Hotel Costes. A decade later, he brings the 11th installment in this excellent series. While continuing the tradition of the Hôtel Costes series, Pompougnac gives us a floral selection for this 11th volume. This acoustic and international mix takes us on a journey from Italy to Brazil without overlooking US and UK sounds. Moreover this new edition will be placed under the sign of discovery, with five exclusive new tracks from Variety Lab, Shazz, Stephane Pompougnac, Villa Black and a Costes’ edit ‘Enzo’ by Kraak and Smaak. 17 tracks.”

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The Unknown Instructors and David Thomas Might Be Your New Favorite Music Group

The Unknown Instructors is another band headed up by David Thomas (punk god!). He also has the bands: Pere Ubu, Rocket From The Tombs & David Thomas and 2 Pale boys. These records all came to us from a long standing client, great guy and gal – Frank & Lisa Mauceri, and a fantastic label – SmogVeil Records.

Why is it called SmogVeil you  ask? Well they only signed bands from Cleveland (including Rubber City Rebels); known for its main export – Rubber tires, and known secondly for the constant haze over the city, aka Smog.

Our good friend Ilka Pardinas who runs FlyPR here in LA, turned us onto the label for whom we worked releases for many years, at retail – and then online.

We worked “The Master’s Voice” and “The Way Things Work” for the Unknown Instructors/Smog Veil Records.

“…Rock ‘n Retail helps us accomplish our marketing goals and makes sure key decision makers on the retail level have our products at their fingertips.  Hiring Rock ‘n Retail is the most cost effective solution to getting the job done.”

-Frank Mauceri, President; Smog Veil Records

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King Con

This was probably the first true indie band we worked back in the late 80’s or early 90’s – their label was “Dental Records” run by a surfer dude!  The Rock ‘n Retail crew went to see them play in San Diego when they opened for the Tubes.  It was quite the debauchery weekend!  That was the first time we met the members of the band and it turned it out that our boss had dated one of them years earlier!  They threw a big party shortly after that on a rooftop at the beach – those were some wild times!

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50 Techno Club

This is one of our favorite clients, Amathus Music and DJ Chris “the Greek”. 

This was our first job with them.  We worked Techno Club Tracks Vol. 3. that has 50 tracks on it(!) of some incredibly strong material from the Techno, Electro House, Trance & Hands Up style dance music scene.

50 Techno Club Tracks Vol. 3 features hot new tracks from: Laylah, DJG Project, Giuseppe D., Chris “The Greek” Panaghi, Darren Round, Kamarova, PK Project, 2 DJ’s on a Mission and many more!

Naid – Varanasi

This job came to us thought the Label Kosmic Music US, Inc.

Naid made an interesting video while traveling through India, meeting local Musicians in order to contribute to his album “Varanasi.” It is one of the many world music albums we worked on for Kosmic Music.

Here is a YouTube video of the song “Aigiri Nam.”

#Naid      #WebnRetail

Pop Star Olivia Rox Releases New Inspiring Single Weeks Before Presidential Election Titled “Go Vote” – listen on Spotify!

With the 2020 presidential elections barely 8 weeks away, Pop superstar Olivia Rox decided to write and record an inspiring new song called “Go Vote”.

Olivia herself is a first time voter, so seeing the reactions of her friends gave her the idea to record “Go Vote”. The young popstar wants to reach her generation and help inspire them to stand up and let their voices be heard.

Listen to Go Vote Here!

It all started when she was asking her friends if they were going to vote in November. They all told her that they were probably not going to because they thought that their individual vote would not make a difference.

“GO VOTE” talks about the importance of each of our own individual voices and votes. The new song is  everywhere (including Spotify) now!

Who is Olivia Rox? Rox is the daughter of saxophonist Warren Hill and singer-turned-producer Tamara Van Cleef. The pop superstar started her career at the young age of 12 when asking to join her father on-stage to sing “Someday My Prince Will Come”. Olivia wrote her first song at age four and had composed hundreds more by her late teens. More recently, she was a finalist on American Idol, and she appeared singing Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me” on TV’s America’s Got Talent. Following a great relationship with Warner Bros. Records, Rox began shooting her own Roxumentary web series, and has since signed with Songbird Records. With the record label, Rox has already releasing 2 full-length albums, with 4 of the singles topping the pop radio charts.

Shooting Star- Single



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PopRox Album


It Girl

Just A Girl & Her Guitar (Acoustic Guitar)

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