* A New Concept Music Label Brand & Business Model *

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ARC is an internationally recognized independent record label based upon a new artist collective model of artist empowerment and ownership of their work.

The published ARC label catalog of recordings contains over 100 releases with all titles available at all of the major retailers worldwide.

Over 370 artists appear on ARC recordings, including emerging talent and established noted names in music.

PRESS + MEDIA COVERAGE

PHOTO: Alchemy Sound Project

Collectively, they continue to define a 21st Century model for a jazz record label. Collectively and individually, they are looking forward and breaking the seams of the traditional jazz box.

— Larry Kopitnik / as Editor, Jazz Ambassador Magazine

Artists Recording Collective was first featured in the international Jazz media within an unsolicited 2009 DownBeat magazine article written by journalist Yoshi Kato presenting innovative uses of the Internet by professional musicians.

ARC RECORD LABEL releases are featured in and reviewed by all of the major music publications, newspapers, journalists and the top Jazz blogs.

Jazz’s First Brand Marketing Collective …

— See: All About Jazz article.

COMMUNITY + PARTNERSHIPS

The ARC Next Generation Jazz Jam Session Program is a currently ongoing partnership initiative with 424 Lounge and sponsored by Frontier Community Credit Union. See JazzJam.us

— Burnett Music Foundation

The Artists Recording Collective’s ARC RECORDING LABEL and its roster of artists also support innovative jazz nonprofit organization programming between businesses to impact a variety of community and economic development goals. 

In 2015 ARC partnered with the American Jazz Museum to develop the highly successful arts-centered program, ARC LABEL WEEK IN THE BLUE ROOM.

— Burnett Music Foundation

DEBUT LABEL RELEASE

“Long Ago Today” (ARC-2116)
by Sumi Tonooka

Tonooka, piano and compositions;
with Rufus Reid, bass; Bob Braye, drums

Her best to date, and a highly recommended recording, it seems Tonooka is still tapping potential while refining her search techniques on this very satisfying and enjoyable effort.

— Michael G. Nastos, AllMusic

GENERAL INFORMATION + HISTORY

Artists Recording Collective (ARC) was co-founded on December 7, 2007 by alto saxophonist, CHRIS BURNETT; tenor saxophonist, ERICA LINDSAY; and, pianist, SUMI TONOOKA as a professional response to an inherent void within the music industry then. The ongoing purpose and artists collective business approach remains to serve as an integral part of the modern music industry infrastructure.

ARC is a viable and safe platform for recording artists to reach the world with their recorded catalogs. The label was subsequently incorporated as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) entity in 2009 which was maintained up until 2020 when ARC became a featured nonprofit program of Burnett Music Foundation.

Specifically speaking to its history, the co-founders have been successful in their endeavor to create and maintain a modern recording label brand that continually evolves to serve as a viable 21st Century Platform to promote and release the projects and recordings produced by professional artists and composers.

Artists Recording Collective is now a featured program of Burnett Music Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in the greater Kansas City area.

MISSION

ARC is an American recording label identity with no back catalog.

ARC brand management and promotion are always ongoing.

ARC believes that great music has no expiration date.

COMPANY OVERVIEW

ARC is an American label brand that was co-founded by musician artists who were also among the very first pioneers employing viable uses of 21st Century technologies in the field of creative art music online.

ARC is a GS1 Partner Company licensed several globally unique GS1 Company Prefix numbers to create U.P.C. barcodes and other unique identifiers.

ARC is a nonprofit program.

DESCRIPTION

ARTISTS RECORDING COLLECTIVE (ARC) is an internationally recognized brand and professional recording label that emphasizes promoting and facilitating the distribution and utilization of the works created by our members. ARC provides a viable 21st Century Music Industry Platform for world-class talent! 

Based in the Kansas City metropolitan area with its main office located in the northwest metro City of Leavenworth, Kansas, ARC serves artists who are record producers and boutique record labels in the form of a brand collective that is inherently a dynamic and multi-dimensional platform in a contextual environment that is not under compulsion or creative restraint.

PROPRIETARY NOTICE

Artists Recording Collective is 
a nonprofit program of Burnett Music Foundation. 

Website Customizations, 
Business Organizational Systems, 
Business Operational Algorithms 
and Business Plans are 
Copyright © Christopher L. Burnett. 
All Rights Reserved. 

Permission and Licensed Use 
by the Artists Recording Collective
was granted 07 Dec 2007.


MORE INFORMATION + CONTACT

Artists Recording Collective

Meet the founders of the Artists Recording Collective:

 Founder + Operations:
CHRISTOPHER BURNETT
ChristopherBurnett.us

 Founder + A&R Officer:
ERICA LINDSAY
EricaLindsay.com

 Founder + Public Relations:
SUMI TONOOKA
SumiTonooka.com

OFFICIAL LOGOS

Official ARC Logos designed and 
created by the artist, Paul Tsang.

NOTICE

ARC music is available at top retailers worldwide. Artist/Producer email inquiries are welcome. However, we do not accept unsolicited materials.

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