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Kari Gaffney, President
706.993.2223 / 706.294.9996
Hours: M-Friday 8am to 10pm EST and Sat and Sun by appointment
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.
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 in the U.S., none of this would have been possible without Kari's impressive work!
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
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!!!
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
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.
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.
When friends like this say flat out, "Morgana, this is what you need to do," you don't question.
You get out your wallet and find a way to make it happen.
Weâ€™re thrilled and honored to have Kari
promoting our CD.
has a potent combination of genuine enthusiasm, tireless work ethic, seemingly endless contacts and resources, and magnificent skill in the art of promotion.
Itâ€™s a perfect storm that has put us in front of more eyes and ears than we would have believed.
Weâ€™ll be working with her
again for all future recording projects, no question!
Wave Mechanics Union
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.
This is a very reassuring feeling, I now have a strong model of what a publicist should do for an artist.
I recommend her
to every musician I come into contact with.
If you want your music to be heard, Kari-On Productions
is the way to go.
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.