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Kari-On Productions About Us
Founded by Kari Gaffney in 1988, Kari-On Productions was created by musicians for musicians to give an even footing in the ever changing, ever-evolving music fabric.
Music has expanded its ability and definition of â€œbroadcasting,â€� and so have we.
A 21st century way of thinking, we donâ€™t look in the rear view mirror; we keep our eyes on the road ahead so we can watch the trends and keep you #trending.
Kari Gaffney, along with her partner Jeff Williams, offer a profound knowledge and dedication to the passion of promotions and the umbrella approach that is needed to secure your â€œedgeâ€� in the open access world of music today.
Prior to forming Kari-On Productions, 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.
herself has 3 pop albums, 2 jazz albums and has recorded numerous singles for various compilation CDs.
jazz releases enjoyed national distribution through Borders, Books and Music (as an independent artist) when they were the leading retail outlet for jazz.
In addition, Gaffney
put together 5 US tours on her
own to promote Angel Eyes and Satin Doll, including over 300 in-store promotional appearances.
This profound â€œin the trenchesâ€� approach gave Gaffney
the foundation, that would then be built upon 28 years of #doing for other artists successfully, which has lent her
the ability to offer insight and experience to empower so many musicians across the globe.
and Williams offer a powerful team effort to empower the way music is presented, listened to, and socialized.
Kari-On Productions Testimonials
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.
and Jeff are competent, thorough, and considerate professionals.
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.
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.
also knows her
way around social media and used this medium to support my campaign in ways I hadn't anticipated.
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.
From the very onset, I understood that Kari Gaffney
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
agency has been nothing short of pleasant and took a large burden off of my shoulders.
One of the decisions I have NOT questioned was having Kari Gaffney
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?
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!
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?
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.
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.
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
had been to my website, checked out my music, and was enthusiastically prepared to commit.
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.
is the consummate professional and a true master of her
incredibly easy to engage with and powerfully effective at what she
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.
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
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.
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
staff would be behind me 100%.
It's obviously important that in any business relationship, communication is part of the key to success.
, I always feel like I can ask questions, and call or contact her
any time I need something.
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.
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!
has been there for us always and has patiently answered all our questions and more.
has the Graham family respect and thanks for helping a musical career move forward.
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.
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
end of the music business inside-out, she
works hard for her
clients, and she
gets the job done.
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..
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
had the same passion about pormoting my music as I have about recording and performing it.
The proof is in the great results she
I am so glad I found her
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
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!!!
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
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
Don't waste your time with others, give Kari
, you've done such a fantastic job.
Your enthusiasm for my music and my success has been so uplifting.
I think working with Kari
brought my ap
Just in his first week at ...
Just in his first week at radio, his CD has hit the Most Added Charts at CMJ and Jazzweek, including the Biggest Gainer Chart," hailed music promoter Kari Gaffney.
Kari Gaffney - Kari-On Productions, LLC
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