|ABOUT GERT RUDE MUSIC
After extensive work in avant guard, experimental, jazz marketing, professional self-production, and networking, saxophonist and composer, producer, and music business professional Rent Romus founded Gert Rude Music.
Gert Rude Music is dedicated to offering web site design, maintenance, and education for independent musicians, artists and small companies.
ABOUT THE WEB DESIGNER
In 1985 Rent Romus rejuvenated the North Area Youth Jazz Ensemble (NAYJE) based in the S. F. Bay Area. He founded Edgetone Records and JOTL Publishing in 1988. As a performing musician he realized a strong independent support system in music business was the foundation for longevity in the field. Also in 1988, he helped to revitalize the University of California at Santa Cruz' jazz program. After 1992, he expanded his marketing skills by helping other local and international musicians (see clients list) become self empowered through on hand performance marketing. He increased Jazz Now Magazine’s advertising sales three fold from 1994 to 1996, and from 1996-97 he consulted for Jazz In Flight a national jazz presenter located in Oakland, CA as the interim Director.
In 1999 he turned towards supporting the experimental community in the greater S. F. Bay Area. Since 2000 he co-curates the SIMM Music Series in San Francisco presenting new and experimental music in all forms. In 2002 he became a co-curator for the Luggage Store Gallery the longest running series for the local as well as international experimental music communities.
In addition to marketing jazz and experimental music, Rent Romus also has his own performance career. He has performed professionally for over twenty years throughout the United States and abroad to such places as Denmark and Canada. He also has nine CD releases to his credit with two more on the way since 1988 including his own recording label Edgetone Records.
MUSIC BUSINESS WORK HISTORY
JAZZ NOW MAGAZINE
National advertising director:(1994-96)
promotional design, and special promotional campaign design
JAZZ IN FLIGHT
Booking, promotion consultation; Grant promotional material design; Artist performance promotional design;
U. C. Santa Cruz Career Dept.
Music Business Lecture Series (1995)
Marketing Consultation, web master, national radio promotion (1994-2001)
TOWN CRIER RECORDINGS
Radio Marketing, web master (1998-2001)
Radio Marketing, Web Master
Jonas Muller, piano (1995-1997)
MUSICIAN CLIENTS NATIONAL RADIO MARKETING 1998-2000