Secret Road Haps

December 31, 1969
August 18, 2016
Secret Road Records Proudly Presents First Release, Arum Rae's Loners EP


Indie soul singer and songwriter Arum Rae went from performing on any stage possible to touring with the likes of Gary Clark, Jr. and B.B. King, and independently releasing her 2014 Warranted Queen EP acclaimed by Noisey, Spin, Paste, and more. Her story comes into focus on 2016’s Loners EP and forthcoming full-length debut for Secret Road Records.

In addition to performing most of the instruments, Arum produced all of the EP, with the exception of the first single, "Wasn't My Time," which was produced by Katalyst (Kanye West, X Ambassadors, Eminem). It’s distinctly her vision. Now, Arum’s stories have the power to resound with listeners worldwide on Loners. “I hope when people hear my music they can find a sense of themselves in it,” she leaves off. “Maybe they can relate to it, and it might move them.”

Purchase it on iTunes or check it out on Spotify now!

Arum Rae is currently on tour in support of Rodriguez, with stops in Canada, Chicago, NYC, and Washington D.C.. Check out the dates and purchase tickets here!

For further updates on Arum and her forthcoming full-length, visit her website here!

December 4, 2015
Noise Trade One-on-One With Secret Road's Katie Jelen

Secret Road's own Katie Jelen, (Artist Relations/Publishing), was recently featured in Noise Trade's One-on-One interview. She chatted about the ins and outs of music supervision and how songs are placed in your favorite TV shows and films. Check it out here!

June 4, 2015
SR + ASCAP LATINO - The Bridge Songwriting Camp 2015

For the second year in a row, Secret Road and ASCAP Latino sponsor the 2nd Annual, The Bridge Songwriting Camp, taking place in Los Angeles, CA, in the late month of May 2015. The Bridge develops from a place + creative spirit of brining together some of Secret Road’s top sync writers and ASCAP Latino’s top songwriting talent. And over the course of three days, creating a space where such talents collaborate to create songs in English, Spanish, and Spanglish for film/TV, advertising, and cuts.

March 16, 2015
Secret Road @ SXSW 2015!

It's that time of year again, SXSW is in full effect! Check out the schedule for our Secret Road artists below!


THE ELWINS | 2:30pm No Ply SXSW Day Party @ Blackheart (86 Rainey Street)
THE LOWER CAVES | 11:00pm RedGorilla Music Festival @ Amped (Downstairs) (300 E. 6th Street)


CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN | 11pm Communion Showcase @ Blackheart (86 Rainey Street)
CIVIL TWILIGHT | 2:15pm Wind-Up Presents The Yard @ La Barbecue (902 E Cesar Chavez Street)
CIVIL TWILIGHT | 5pm TBD Austin @ The Brew Exchange (706 W 6th Street)
FORT LEAN | 3:30pm Banners Party @ The Side Bar (602 E 7th Street)
FORT LEAN | 10pm The Majestic @ The Majestic (419 E 6th Street)
MATTHEW MAYFIELD | 8pm LOUD Showcase @ Chuggin Monkey (219 East 6th Street)
RUBBLEBUCKET | 5pm Signal Kitchen Party @ Brixton (1412 E 6th Street)
THE LOWER CAVES | 12:00pm Blue Scout Stage Hop Party @ The Parish (214 E. 6th Street)
THE LOWER CAVES | 10:00pm RedGorilla Music Festival @ HandleBar (121 E. 5th Street)


CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN | 9pm ACL Live @ The Moody Theater (310 Willie Nelson Blvd)
CIVIL TWILIGHT | 5:45 The Listening Room @ Winflo (1315 W 6th Street)
THE ELWINS | 5pm Escapes Festival @ New Orleans PoBoys (1701 E Cesar Chavez Street)
RAH RAH | 1:30pm How The West Won @ Friends Bar (208 E 6th Street)
RUBBLEBUCKET | 1:30pm The Yard @ La Barbecue (902 E Cesar Chavez Blvd)
RUBBLEBUCKET | 5pm Communion Showcase @ Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River Street)
RUBBLEBUCKET | 8pm IFC Fairgrounds @ Palm Park (E 3rd Street & Red River)


CIVIL TWILIGHT | 11pm Fleming Artists Showcase @ Swan Dive (615 Red River Street)
THE ELWINS | 4:50pm Hidden Pony Music Party @ Canada House (aka Friends Bar) (208 E 6th Street)
THE ELWINS |9pm No Play SXSW Day Party @ Bar 2211 (2211 Webberville Road)
THE ELWINS | 12:30am GTZ Records Launch Party @ Wonderland (1104 E 6th Street)
FORT LEAN | 2pm BirdDog SXSW Rager @ The Pizza Loft (301 Chicon Street)
JOHNNY STIMSON | 8:10pm Stubb’s (801 Red River Street)
JOHNNY STIMSON | 10:30pm 18th Floor @ Hilton Garden Inn (N 500 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd)
RAH RAH | 4:15pm Hidden Pony Music Party @ Canada House (aka Friends Bar) (208 E 6th Street)
RAH RAH | 12am CMW @ Friends Bar (208 E 6th Street)
RUBBLEBUCKET | 1am Roll Call Showcase @ Blackheart (86 Rainey Street)


CIVIL TWILIGHT | 1:20pm Quantum Collective @ Whole Foods Rooftop (525 N Lamar Blvd)
CIVIL TWILIGHT | 4pm LiveVibe Presents @ Little Woodrow’s (520 W 6th Street)
FORT LEAN | 1pm Music is For Listeners Radio Party (1900 Manner Road)
RUBBLEBUCKET | 2:45pm Do512’s The Big One @ Empire Control Room (1711 S Congress)
RUBBLEBUCKET | 5pm Wild Honey Pie’s Beehive @ Scoot Inn (1308 E 4th Street)

December 18, 2014
Happy Holidays from Team Secret Road!

2014 seems to have come and gone in the blink of an eye. With the new year quickly approaching, the Secret Road team would like to wish you all a very Happy Holiday and a successful 2015!

- Team Secret Road
Lynn, Wayne, Michele, Daniel, Josh, Sara, Jo, Monique, Christine, Katie, Diana, Lauren, Shannon, Jess, Kayla, Hannah, Lexie & Jacy

October 21, 2014
Secret Road / BMI Nashville Songwriting Camp Recap

Last month, we had the privilege of hosting our third Nashville songwriting camp in partnership with BMI. Among the more than 30 songwriters who took part alongside our Secret Road writers were Barry Dean, Sara Buxton, Marshall Altman, Abe Stoklasa, Daniel Tashian, Steph Jones, Gabe Dixon, Matt Dragstrem, Lucie Silvas, Elizabeth Huett, Sam Ashworth, Victor Krauss, Phillip LaRue, Allen Salmon, Maggie Chapman, Lincoln Parish, Luke Foley, Tony Esterly, Brian Kierulf, Jeremy Silver, Alina Smith, Ingrid Andress, Adam Smith, Tommy Hans, Naia Kete, Rick Brantley, Alex Masters, Ben Burgess, Jonny Price, Stephen Brodsky, Claire Guerreso, Rainey Qualley, Jennifer Hanson, Peter Groenwald, Eric Arjes, Amanda Flynn, Dan Fernandez and Remmi.

Secret Road writers included: AG, Allie Moss, Angela Lauer, Butterfly Boucher, Chandra Wilson, Daniel Ellsworth, David Mead, Emery Dobyns, Garrison Starr, Josh Johnson, Jeremy Bose, Katie Herzig, Korby Lenker, Leigh Watson, Lindsey Ray, Matthew Mayfield, Micah Tawlks, Spencer Combs and Tim Lauer.

We'd like to send a huge THANK YOU to the Nashville publishers who helped make this possible, the folks over at Songspace for their continued partnership and the incredible team at BMI Nashville, including Jody, Clay, Leslie and Penny for making this camp a reality.

We're excited to announce that the next Secret Road Nashville camp will be taking place in March 2015 in partnership with ASCAP Nashville.

October 8, 2014
Ingrid Michaelson Kicks Off Lights Out: Stripped Tour

This fall, Ingrid Michaelson is about to hit the road again for her Lights Out: Stripped tour!

She's kicking off her run of stripped down dates October 9th in St. Louis, MO and wrapping up November 23rd in Tarrytown, NY.

For a full list of all upcoming Ingrid shows, visit her tour page here!

April 1, 2014
"El Otro Yo" by Pilar Diaz featured in Castle

"El Otro Yo" ("The Other Me") by Pilar Diaz was featured in episode 619 of the hit series Castle - watch the episode here!
The reflective and melodic track set the perfect sonic background for its use where Castle & Beckett continue to talk to a character about a case at a salsa club. Listen to "El Otro Yo" here.

March 31, 2014
Us & Our Daughters release New EP

We're proud to support Us & Our Daughters by releasing their latest EP All That We Once Were on Secret Road Records. All That We Once Were represents a new chapter for Us & Our Daughters' Phillip LaRue. For the couple, this EP is a celebration of the beautiful and chaotic journey of love. Recorded in an old house outside of Nashville, the sound is simple and raw, going back to their roots of early folk and alt country albums.

You can download their EP here!

March 31, 2014
Matthew Mayfield's "Tell That Devil" featured in Nashville

Nashville strikes again with another great use of Secret Road music - this time it's "Tell That Devil" written by Matthew Mayfield and Emery Dobyns, and performed by Hayden Panettiere. Doesn't hurt that it was highlighted as a 'New & Noteworthy' release on the iTunes country charts! Check out the performance on Nashville here!

Wanna download the track? Do it here!