Liz Matory, Altavoz Director of Marketing. 301-309-9722
John Heithaus, SuperStar Records. 301-580-6739
INDIES JOIN FORCES TO DISTRIBUTE 14-YEAR-OLD BLUES PRODIGY RELEASE
Altavoz and SuperStar Records Ink Deal to Deliver
Quinn Sullivan’s Getting There CD to Retailers
Washington, DC (May 21, 2013) – Altavoz is thrilled to announce a deal with Nashville’s SuperStar Records to distribute rising young blues master Quinn Sullivan’s new album Getting There. The fourteen-year-old’s new release features thirteen tracks of blues, pop, and rock highlighting a budding talent that has attracted attention from music legends and national audiences. Getting There comes out June 18 on SuperStar Records and will be distributed by Altavoz to record stores nationally. The album and tracks can be preordered on iTunes.
“We are very excited to begin this journey with Quinn and other SuperStar Records artists,” said Nelson Jacobsen, co-CEO of Altavoz Distribution. “Quinn is an amazing talent and true artist. We are honored to be part of the team that is helping create and solidify the bright future that is ahead of him.”
The soon-to-be 9th grader Quinn Sullivan wields his Fender Stratocaster to deliver solos that have even the masters asking, “Who’s that?” At age eight, Sullivan met the mentor of a lifetime when he was introduced to the multi-Grammy winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Buddy Guy backstage at a concert in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The blues legend held a quick audition for Sullivan and was so impressed with the youngster’s skills that he invited the prodigy to play on-stage with him that night.
Since that night, Guy has taken Sullivan under his wing, saying “players like [Sullivan] come along once in a lifetime.” With Guy’s help, Sullivan has jumpstarted his career by landing a coveted spot on stage with Eric Clapton for his 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden. Sullivan has also graced other iconic stages such as the Hollywood Bowl and Apollo Theater, as well as playing before national television audiences on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Today Show, and Oprah. He is also the youngest person to have played Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
Sullivan remains humble saying, “I’m living my dream every day, learning from the masters.” He is a part of SuperStar Records, the Nashville-based, full-service record company owned and operated by the artists themselves. SuperStar provides and assists artists with services such as legal representation, album concept development, and marketing and promotion. SuperStar Records managing partner John Heithaus says of Sullivan, “Triple threat artists like Quinn are truly rare. He is a prime example of today’s brilliant new breed of songwriters, musicians, and performers and we have high aspirations for him.”
Altavoz is an independent, full-service, direct distributor offering a wide range of physical and digital distribution and marketing solutions. Altavoz ensures artists and producers have access to a unique array of traditional and out-of-the-box distribution channels and are creatively promoted so they can build their presence, make their mark, and earn a living – all with a social conscience.
About SuperStar Records
SSR is a full-service, artist owned and operated label that provides independent and established artists alike with a fully customized digital platform to reach audiences worldwide. We provide conception-to-digital delivery support to Artists on a full ‘ala Carte’ basis. Our Artists directly participate in the ownership and control of their music and, also, maintain a 24/7 forum to communicate with fans old and new, market merchandise, gain critical audience feedback and connect fans to live performances and happenings (in person or on the web) around the globe. SSR artists include Quinn Sullivan, Grammy™ winner Tom Hambridge, Jack Mack and The Heart Attack Horns and Nashville new-age rockers the Justin Kalk Orchestra.