ATM Record label.

20-year veteran in the music industry, Grammy, Dove award nominated and Juno award winning producer, Roger Ryan has decided to establish a recording label. AfterTouch Music is a new, intriguing type of label that the music business has yet to encounter. It is a home to independent artists of all genres looking for an experienced music professional partner to represent them and push them to greater heights in the music industry.

 

Roger explains that the driving force of this transition into a record label began with his frustration of producing artists who had nowhere to go. The countless projects that have remained shelved because they didn’t have someone that believed in them to back them up. He decided to become that multi-faceted vehicle. He started providing resources to aid these artists, including consulting on their music videos, performances, EPKs, logos and even advancing money to further projects along.

 

After functioning as a label for some time, Roger has decided to officially become one. His AfterTouch production company evolved into AfterTouch Music, the record label. He is developing several artists from different genres and across the globe that have a sound he believes in. Many artists have spoken of Roger’s generosity over the years, and this label is truly an extension of his benevolent nature.

 

Music Is For The SOUL…

That’s the premise on which Roger Ryan has built his musical career. Roger is agraduate of Oakwood College, where he majored in Piano Performance and Graduate studies in Music Arranging which launched his producing career.

This nominated Grammy and Dove Awards producer has considerable experience. His work has run the full spectrum of the industry and spanned a wide range of genres. Directingmultiple choirs and small groups, his talentshave taken him around to world; Australia, the Fiji Islands, Vienna, Germany, Milan, the Ukraine, Hungary, the UK and Moscow just to name a few.

Highlights in his career include (production/performances):

 

  • Music Director for Gospel diva,CeceWinans

  • Musician with Country/Pop great Wynonna Judd

  • Arranging and production for Reverend Shirley Caesar (Queen of Gospel)

  • Written and/or arranged music for various recording artists such as:

    • Yolanda Adams, Alvin Slaughter, and others.

  • Invitation from actress Ashley Judd to play for her wedding in Scotland

  • Touring Europe as a vocalist with the acclaimed group Take 6

  • Live performances with artist such as (Just to name a few):
    • Whitney Houston, Michael W. Smith, Vanessa Bell Armstrong,
    • Earl Kluh, Kirk Whalum, Denise Williams, Amy Grant, Kenny Rogers
    • Fred Hammond, Jackie Velasquez, Crystal Gale, Karen Clark Sheard
    • Anointed,Desmond Pringle, the Blue Notes.

Though Roger’s giftshas made room for him worldwide, hehas also been dedicated to local church ministries, like Minister of Music for GracePointe Church. Additionally, he is a skilled music teacher and has conducted music and producer workshops in select cities. He is currently involved in numerous recording projects through his production company, AfterTouch Music, founded in the early 90’s.

“AfterTouch Music” is the culmination of his vision and a lifetime of work. For Roger, music is spiritual. “I truly do believe that music is for the soul and should come from the depths of who we are…from the core. The mind isn’t deep enough, neither is the heart. To inspire it must come from the soul.” Recognizing that there are countless talented individuals who slip through the cracks of major record labels, Roger’s goal is to provide an alternative avenue for artists to bring their music to life and to the world.

Additional Performance Accomplishments:

 

  • Co-Produced televised White House Program for PBS

  • Appearances on Good Morning America, NBC Today Show, Rosie O’Donnell Show, Gordon Elliot Show, Fox After Breakfast, Vibe Show and Motown Live

  • Lilo& Stitch Movie Premiere, Hollywood

  • Walt Disney World’s 25th Anniversary Celebration, Florida

  • Wonderful World of Disney Television Program performance

  • 1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta

  • Billy Graham Telecast, Minneapolis Superdome

  • UNCF Parade of Stars with Lou Rawls, Apollo Theater

  • Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Induction: Tribute to Diana Ross

  • Vh1 Save the Music Show, NAMM Trade Convention; shared stage with Donna Summer, Gino Vanelli, David Peck, Tony Rich, Tommy Simms and others

  • Cinema Awards Tributes to: Bob Hope, Morgan Freeman, Richard Dreyfus and Susan Lucci; other performers included Tony Bennett, Chaka Kahn, Michael Bolton, The Four Tops and others.

  • Arranged and Directed Duke Ellington’s Martin Luther King Celebration, featuring Della Reese

  • Indianapolis500; presentation with Wynonna Judd and Brian McKnight

  • Para Olympics Opening Ceremonies with Stevie Wonder and Donnie Osmond

  • Goodwill Games Opening Ceremony

  • Collaborative work with Patti Austin and the San Francisco Orchestra; O Freedom, an Evolution of African American Music

  • Produced and Directed Walter Hawkins Tribute Concert, Oakwood College, Huntsville, AL

  • Donnie McClurkin at the Gathering of Champions, London

  • Richard Smallwood at the Millennium Celebration, London

  • Music Director for the “A Tour” with Sony/Columbia artists Anointed, Avalon and Nicole Nordeman

 

Musicians Care Network releasing new CD to raise funds for artists facing hardships.

To order this CD please go to this link and for a 15 dollar donation we will send you a CD. Musicians Care CD.

The first Musicians Care network CD will be released Tuesday night August 25th at the Bob Farrell benefit concert.The CD features songs from Phil Keaggy, Leah Faith, Kristian Wrenn, Gene Schmidt, Matthew Barnett, Gary Forsythe, Brcue Carroll, Lara Landon, Camille and Haley Harris, Joe Beck and Lydia Walker.

All proceeds will go to help Christian artists facing hardships.

 

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