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Phone: (706) ***-****  HQ Phone
Kari-On Productions LLC
P.O. Box 3154
Evans , Georgia 30809
United States

Company Description: Kari-On Productions provides a convenient and time saving method for industry members to listen to our artist's music, download high quality tracks/full album for...   more
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Employment History

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Kari-On Productions About Us
www.karigaffney.com, 6 Feb 2015 [cached]
Founded by Kari Gaffney in 1988, Kari-On Productions, LLC provides radio promotion, media relations, editorial, marketing and career consulting services for musicians, ensembles and record labels. Kari Gaffney, along with her partner Jeff Williams, offers a profound knowledge and dedication to the passion of music promotions in the Jazz, World, Latin and Classical genres.
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Prior to forming Kari-On Productions/Melodic Promotions, LLC, Gaffney, a native Southern Californian, grew up surrounded by family and friends deeply involved in all aspects of the entertainment industry; many are famous performers, actors, songwriters, producers and sound engineers. All have enjoyed the many facets of success in the entertainment industry, including the business, performance, and the production of music.
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With 25 years of experience in the many facets of the music industry including; owning a label, touring nationally, production, booking, distribution, breaking new artists and representing independent artists and labels as a radio promoter, publicist and recording artist, Kari Gaffney and Jeff Williams have venerable relationships with leading members of the print (multi-genre) and broadcast (multi-genre) media outlets in the US, Canada, Asia and Europe.
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Gaffney and Williams have obtained coverage in top print magazines, newspaper print and industry publications along with valuable online print, blogs, podcasts, zines and beyond.
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Gaffney understands fully what it is like to coordinate with promotional entities (publicist, record rep (sales) and/or radio promoter). As she has been on both ends of the spectrum, previously contributing as a published writer for the Herald Tribune in the San Gabriel Valley (CA) and the Hephzibah Banner (GA) and writing reviews for labels and publicists, owning a label and distribution company (hiring record reps) and hiring radio promoters for previous releases (hers and her artists). Gaffney understands the value of focused promotions versus lip service.
Through these combined experiences, Gaffney and Williams were able to clearly see what additional campaign features were needed to improve the results and better serve the musicians actual needs.
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Now, countless campaigns and thousands of clients later, Gaffney and Williams are able to clearly see ways to obtain quantifiable results, the type of results needed to move an artist's career/goals forward.
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Gaffney and Williams pride themselves in creating campaigns that serve the artist's needs, not just a blanket packaged concept "one size fits all. The best recommendation for our company is the clients we serve; please visit our client testimonials page for numerous accounts of our promotional efforts.
Gaffney & Williams have walked in the artist's shoes for over two and half decades, and have taken these valuable learning experiences and culminated them into processes to benefit the artist/label. The old adage goes; "the best CEO is one who has started in the mail room. Gaffney and Williams passion for music and their special ability to present each artist's release with clear vision and true understanding, highlighting the uniqueness of each project, has led to a reputation for quality and a level of trust between Kari-On Productions/Melodic Promotions, LLC, the artist and the industry.
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Kari Gaffney
Kari-On Productions Testimonials
www.karigaffney.com, 6 Feb 2015 [cached]
Thanks to Kari, my band got massive airplay and was reviewed by all the major U.S. media outlets, our CDs began selling big-time inthe U.S., our 2nd album stayed for 15 weeks on the US charts, our 3rd albumstayed on for 16 weeks and even hit #1 for three consecutive weeks, which inturn made it possible for us to get gigs in the U.S., as venues had heard ofthe band's achievement on the charts.
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Kari and Jeff are competent, thorough, and considerate professionals.
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I heard good things from musician friends about Kari Gaffney and Kari-On Productions before I hired them to promote my CD but what I got exceeded my expectations. Kari is incredibly well-organized and responsive and really knows her way around the broadcast world and internet; she got my CD lots of airplay and got it into the hands of bloggers and trade magazines who reviewed it despite the fact that I have little-to-no name recognition. She also knows her way around social media and used this medium to support my campaign in ways I hadn't anticipated. Her professionalism and transparency were evident from the very beginning and, as this was my first CD as a leader, she was instrumental in helping me get organized on the public relations / promotional side of this business.
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From the very onset, I understood that Kari Gaffney and her agency were the "Real Deal". It was very clear that she appreciated the music that I was making and understood what she could do to promote it. I was duly impressed by her honesty in stating what she could not do with it. Dealing with her and her agency has been nothing short of pleasant and took a large burden off of my shoulders.
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One of the decisions I have NOT questioned was having Kari Gaffney represent me. I was knocked out by her dedication from our very first conversation, long before my CD's official release. This is someone who does her job really, really well. -- someone who's obviously making 150 phone calls a day to radio programmers, and yet manages to get back to me within an hour every time I've emailed or called. If that was me, it'd take six weeks, that's why I'm working with her! This way, I can concentrate on the music and let a real pro handle the radio and press. And the results? Kari sent out my album ten days ago and 98 U.S. radio stations are playing it. Oh sorry, I don't think I said that clearly! Kari sent out my effing CD ten days ago and 98 stations are playing it! -- so my only question is: where do we buy the Kari-On T-shirt?
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I would just like to say here that, as an Indie singer and producer, working with Kari Gaffney for the second time, that she is a true blue partner in promotion; she really takes the time to understand the recording, the performer, and where the best fit is.
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Kari-On Productions--more than worth the investment. - I'm lucky to have great friends--some of whom are well-respected NYC jazz musicians who all recommended publicist/radio promoter Kari Gaffney to me as I was looking to raise the level of exposure that my music was receiving.
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Enter: Kari Gaffney. There was absolutely no downtime to question my friends' "recommendation" (insistence). After checking out her website, I called her around 5pm on a Friday evening. Half an hour later (much to my amazement), she called back. She had been to my website, checked out my music, and was enthusiastically prepared to commit.
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Kari Gaffney believed in my music. Thanks to her exceptional spirit, talent, and diligence--and her hard-working staff--a whole new audience is hearing my music. I have the utmost respect for her as a publicist and as a person.
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Kari Gaffney is the consummate professional and a true master of her craft. She's incredibly easy to engage with and powerfully effective at what she does. The investment I made to engage Kari-On Productions to promote my first vocal CD, Long Time Comin', was, without a doubt, one of the best investments of my life. I could never have gotten the national recognition or acclaim I've received had it not been for Kari's talent, commitment and amazing energy. My wife and I comment regularly about how fortunate we are to have connected with Kari, and how appreciative we are of the huge difference she made by promoting my CD. I cannot recommend Kari highly enough. If you are an artist wanting your musical voice to be heard, you should not think twice about your choice to engage Kari-On Productions to help you make huge leaps in your musical journey. I know I will work with Kari on all my future musical endeavors.
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Working with Kari Gaffney was one of the easiest things I've ever done. After a personal recommendation from a friend and fellow musician, I made the call and was greeted by one of the most genuinely nice people I've ever worked with. Everything about my entire album project to that point took a tremendous amount of effort, but the promotional step was a breeze. I needed radio play and magazine reviews and trusted that Kari would deliver. She never ignored a phone call or email to make sure I was getting what I needed, when I needed it. Working with Kari pushed my career to the next level.
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The first time I spoke to Kari at Kari-On Productions, I knew I was getting involved with someone very confident and serious about what they do. I could sense in her voice that there was an excitement about my music and the chance to get the album out there. And it wasn't that I was just another client, I could tell that her and her staff would be behind me 100%. It's obviously important that in any business relationship, communication is part of the key to success. With Kari, I always feel like I can ask questions, and call or contact her any time I need something.
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Kari Gaffney is "THE REAL DEAL". The "After-Birth of Cool" is the Graham family's initial attempt at a self-released jazz CD. The two year effort of pulling it all together was a major accomplishment. But, the question arose……what do we do now? Fortunately, the jazz god's were smiling on us the day that Kari contacted Chris about helping to promote the CD.
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Professional, caring, and helpful is what Kari is all about, but the most wonderful part of Kari is her enthusiasm in getting the music out there for people to experience. That is the "priceless" part of Kari-On Productions! She has been there for us always and has patiently answered all our questions and more.
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Kari has the Graham family respect and thanks for helping a musical career move forward.
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Kari Gaffney is a total 100% hands on music promotional company, She has a great ear on how to market your particular sound to the music masses of a lot of different Genres. Also she is very honest about business and music air play. At first I thought it was a scam but she is for real. I applaud Kari Gaffney & Kari-On Productions for their hard work on getting the music out there. And you may Carry On! James Zollar. (the original) J.Z
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Kari knows her end of the music business inside-out, she works hard for her clients, and she gets the job done. Plus she was in frequent contact with me on airplay and reviews. I've tried to do this myself before, and I never came close to the results she got for me-charting on three national charts and a slew of reviews..
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The mystery of promotion is unveiled with Kari Gaffney. Not only is she at the forefront of the latest approaches to promotion but she truly cares about what she does. Kari had the same passion about pormoting my music as I have about recording and performing it. The proof is in the great results she gets. I am so glad I found her.
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It is so important, in this business, to surround yourself with the best - from musicians to your recording engineer and mixing/mastering staff to your publicist/radio promoter - Kari is THE BEST! From the beginning, I have had complete trust in her recommendations, her decisions and guidance in presenting my CD "Sentimental Mood". Kari's excellent reputation and years of experience allow her to get my music to the right people! I look forward to working with Kari Gaffney with my future CD releases!!!
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Within 3 months of our release, Kari got us on 2 nationally distributed radio charting agencies, had our CD played all over the nation, and we got over 20 reviews - ALL WITHIN 3 MONTHS! I've gotten 2 calls in the last week from the news media because of Kari.
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Putting your trust into someone with your art can be quite frustrating, but Kari has done a great job with my album. For me, her sensitivity to music from an artistic standpoint convinced me she knew what she was doing. Don't waste your time with others, give Kari a call.
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Kari, you've done such a fantastic job. Your enthusiasm for my music and my success has been so uplifting.
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I think working with Kari brought my ap
Kari-On Productions/Melodic Promotions
www.karigaffney.com, 14 Mar 2013 [cached]
Founded by Kari Gaffney in 1988, Kari-On Productions, LLC provides radio promotion, media relations, editorial, marketing and career consulting services for musicians, ensembles and record labels. Kari Gaffney, along with her partner Jeff Williams, offer a profound knowledge and dedication to the passion of music, along with outside-of-the-box promotions.
...
Prior to forming Kari-On Productions/Melodic Promotions, LLC, Gaffney, a native Southern Californian, grew up surrounded by family and friends deeply involved in all aspects of the entertainment industry; many are famous performers, actors, songwriters, producers and sound engineers. All have enjoyed the many facets of success in the entertainment industry, including the business, performance, and the production of music.
...
With 21 years experience in the many facets of the music industry including; owning a label, touring nationally, production, booking, distribution, breaking new artists and representing independent artists and labels as a radio promoter, publicist and recording artist, Kari Gaffney and Jeff Williams have venerable relationships with leading members of the print (multi-genre) and broadcast (multi-genre) media outlets in the US, Canada, Asia and Europe.
...
Gaffney and Williams have obtained coverage in top print magazines, newspaper print and industry publications along with valuable online print, blogs, podcasts, zines and beyond.
...
Gaffney understands fully what it is like to coordinate with promotional entities (publicist, record rep (sales) and/or radio promoter). As she has been on both ends of the spectrum, previously contributing as a published writer for the Herald Tribune in the San Gabriel Valley (CA) and the Hephzibah Banner (GA) and writing reviews for labels and publicists, owning a label and distribution company (hiring record reps) and hiring radio promoters for previous releases (hers and her artists). Gaffney understands the value of focused promotions versus lip service.
Through these combined experiences, Gaffney & Williams were able to clearly see what additional campaign features were needed to improve the results and better serve the musicians actual needs. Kari-On Productions/Melodic Promotions, LLC began to augment their services to provide their artists enhanced services; the success was evident. Now, countless campaigns and new clients later, Gaffney and Williams are able to clearly see ways to obtain quantifiable results, the type of results needed to move an artist's career/goals forward.
...
Gaffney and Williams pride themselves in creating campaigns that serve the artist's needs, not just a blanket packaged concept "one size fits all. The best recommendation for our company is the clients we serve; please visit our client testimonials.
Gaffney & Williams have walked in the artist's shoes for over two and half decades, and have taken these valuable learning experiences and culminated them into processes to benefit the artist/label. The old adage goes; "the best CEO is one who has started in the mail room. Gaffney & Williams passion for music and their special ability to present each artist's release with clear vision and true understanding, highlighting the uniqueness of each project, has led to a reputation for quality and a level of trust between Kari-On Productions/Melodic Promotions, LLC, the artist and the industry.
Contacts - Greg Chako
www.gregchako.com, 23 Dec 2014 [cached]
Kari Gaffney Publicist in America:
Kate Reid - Contact
www.katereidmusic.com, 13 Feb 2015 [cached]
Kari Gaffney, Kari-On Productions Publicist: 706-993-2223 kari@karigaffney.com
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