December 31, 1969
March 7, 2013
Ingrid Michaelson - New York Times Review

Ingrid recently performed for a sold out crowd at the Allen Room of the Lincoln Center for the American Songbook series. Her performance received a great review from The New York Times stating Ingrid's music, "conveyed the warmth and encouragement of a close friend sitting beside you in the back of a bus when you’re feeling discouraged."

You can check out the full review here!

February 20, 2013
Rose Cousins & Said The Whale Nominated for Juno Awards!

We are so excited that two members of the Secret Road Family, Rose Cousins and Said The Whale, have been nominated for Canada's Juno Awards!

Rose Cousins' We Have Made A Spark is nominated for Roots and Traditional Album Of The Year: Solo

If you aren't familiar with this beautiful album, we highly recommend that you watch this video for a wonderful introduction to our Canadian songstress.

Said The Whale's Little Mountain is nominated for two awards: Alternative Album Of The Year and Recording Package Of The Year (Andy Dixon - Art Director/Designer/Photographer, Johnathan Taggart - Photographer).

We have to admit that the packaging of Little Mountain was our favorite of the year as well! Despite physical record sales being at an all-time low, the Said the Whale team designed a beautiful and interactive album packaging that is truly unique.

To see the full list of Nominees click here.

Make sure to watch the Juno Awards on April 21st on CTV!

Best of luck to Rose Cousins and Said The Whale from team Secret Road!

January 8, 2013
Renee & Jeremy's Album Named in Year's Best Coverfolk Blog

Renee & Jeremy's album A Little Love has been named one of the year's best kidfolk cover albums on the music blog Cover Lay Down. We completely agree with the bloggers that the album is "a tidy, gleeful gem of modern kindie music, apt and ample for family fare, chock full of soft-yet-infectiously reimagined songs from R.E.M., Coldplay, Queen, Supertramp, and others that celebrate the gift that is the generous and well-lived life."

You can read the full review by checking out the blog below.

September 13, 2012
The Civil Wars "Barton Hollow" Gold Certification & Named Duo/Group of The Year!

Secret Road is thrilled to congratulate The Civil Wars on their latest awards! Last night the pair attended the 11th Annual Americana Music Association Honors and Awards Ceremony held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. They walked away as the 2012 Duo/Group Of The Year, as voted by the trade group’s 1,600 members. You can read more about their win and the ceremony below!

In addition to being honored at the AMAs, The Civil Wars are celebrating a huge milestone! Earlier this month, their debut album Barton Hollow was certified Gold by the RIAA! It's such an honor these days to have an album certified, but to do it completely independently is an honor that we are proud to celebrate! In celebration with their hometown of Nashville, The Civil Wars are throwing a Gold Album Party on Sept. 26th at Grimey's that will be open to the public! Learn more about the party and make plans to attend by checking out The Civil Wars on
& Twitter!

The Associated Press:"The Civil Wars, Alabama Shakes, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings win at Americana Awards"
The Wall Street Journal:"The Civil Wars, Gillian Welch Winners at Americana Music Association Honors"

August 23, 2012
Los Rakas Featured on CNN en Español

Raka Dun and Raka Rich of Los Rakas were recently featured on CNN en Español! The interview, which aired Aug. 15th, highlights the duo as an emerging force in the music scene (in both Latin + Anglo) not afraid to sing/rap about politics or shy away from party-rocking anthems.

They are artists who make and blend different styles --their music is all inclusive. Raka Rich quoted in the piece: "La musica de nosotros es de corazón, no tenemos limites, na' mas es musica!" (Translation: Our music comes from the heart, without limits, it's just good music!)

You can check out their interview here.

August 8, 2012
Ingrid Michaelson Announces We Are All Blood Brothers Contest With VH1 Save The Music Foundation

Ingrid Michaelson has partnered with Vh1 Save The Music Foundation for the We Are All Blood Brothers Contest. Students can submit a video of their school's music group performing their version of Ingrid's song "Blood Brothers". Fans will vote on their favorite submission, and the winners will receive an Ingrid Michaelson Performance at their school and a Yamaha digital piano. Click here to learn more about the contest.

August 6, 2012
Joshua Sarubin Joins Secret Road as Head of A&R/Publishing

LOS ANGELES – Leading music licensing, publishing, and management company Secret Road Music Services is pleased to announce the addition of highly respected music executive Joshua Sarubin. In his newly created role as head of A&R/Publishing, New York-based Sarubin will work with artists and songwriters already on the Secret Road Music Publishing roster as well as signing and developing new writers and artists.

“Josh has great ears, artists love him, and he brings a wealth of experience from both the label and publishing worlds that enhance our mission here at Secret Road," says Secret Road founder/president Lynn Grossman. "His addition ensures us the ability to offer the same level of personal attention to our artists in the publishing realm that we provide in licensing and management."

Sarubin's A&R experience includes stints at Columbia, Arista and Island Def Jam. Most recently he served as Vice President of A&R at Sony ATV Music Publishing. Among the acts he has signed or worked with are Avril Lavigne, Pink, Santana, Presidents of the United States of America, Lionel Richie and Lady Gaga.

"Working at Secret Road is a dream come true for me," says Sarubin. "I have always admired their incredible success in music licensing, and they have such an amazing roster of artists and writers. Secret Road is the future of the music business, and I'm excited to be a part of it."

Since Grossman founded Secret Road in 2007, the company has launched the career of platinum-selling, indie pop artist Ingrid Michaelson and has grown to represent more than 80 artists and a catalog in excess of 4,000 songs for licensing. The company is unique in that it offers clients a one-stop shop by instantly clearing both mechanical and synchronization rights. Secret Road has placed songs in such highly rated television shows as "Grey’s Anatomy," "Parenthood," and "Pretty Little Liars," and in such films as "What to Expect When You’re Expecting," "Something Borrowed," and "No Strings Attached." Additionally, Secret Road artists have provided music in commercials for Chevrolet, Target, and Google, among others. Last year, the company expanded into publishing with the creation of Secret Road Music Publishing, as well as launching a Latin music division.

June 25, 2012
La Santa Cecilia on NPR's "All Things Considered"

La Santa Cecilia was recently featured on NPR's "All Things Considered." Listen to the interview and read the full article here.

May 30, 2012
Pilar Diaz in LA WEEKLY People 2012 Issue: Celebrating the most interesting people in Los Angeles

As a teenager, Pilar Díaz spent Friday nights at Tower Records in Hollywood with her dad. It was something of a coping mechanism; her mother and sister were killed in a car accident when Díaz was just 11. She preferred the Top 40 stuff, like Donna Summer, Prince and Talking Heads -- "that kind of dance music that's smart," as she calls it now. But her father, an accomplished Chilean folkloric musician who'd moved his family to the United States just a few years earlier, preferred to school her in jazz.

Read the Full Article here.

April 18, 2012
"The Joys of Couch Time" - Sunday New York Times, March 25, 2012

The pop singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson’s latest release, “Human Again,” made its debut at No. 5 on the Billboard charts. As a fortuitous bit of executive-level preparation for her coming 28-date tour, she performed this month at the fund-raiser for President Obama hosted by Deepak Chopra and Russell Simmons at ABC Kitchen in Manhattan. Ms. Michaelson, 32, a native of Staten Island, lives in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, with her husband and fellow musician, Greg Laswell, 37, and their Border terrier, Shep Proudfoot (named for the addled character in “Fargo”). Her tour concludes at Terminal 5 in Manhattan on May 17.

Read the Full Article Here