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Cross Chart Records (478) 737-2077 / Blog

Saint Nick

Call your favorite Country Station and request Saint Nick by Ray Shavers..he's #3 on Atlanta's Top Country Reverbnation Chart.

Ray Shavers

Have you called your local Radio Station and requested Saint Nick, by Ray Shavers yet? Call them today. They can look it up on Nielsen Soundscan...download it to their station and play it for you..Give 'em a call..it'll put a smile on your face....

Online Concert Series

After asking and asking artists to join our onlinc concert series, I give up..no one will commit to performing for us...so...I am selling the video gear and software I bought to do the project..You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink..

Avicix  (7 months ago)

I would do it

Live Concert Series

Join us online, beginning July 16th, with a special live in concert series, starting with Bobby Hall. Our Concerts will be hosted by Stageit.com. More information coming soon..so get ready for a real treat.

A new Start

As a Songwriter, have you ever wondered why your music isn't being recognized for it's actual worth? In many cases, it's simply due to lack of branding and marketing. At CrossChart Records, don't send your music to song shoppers..we license your music, send it to motion picture, advertising, and other indie labels. We're not trying to bust into the Nashville, LA, NY or any other major label market..we're simply getting your music exposed, so the major labels will come to you, instead of you trying to go to them..you must be successful before these people can become interested in you..that's what we do..so if you're still wondering why your music isn't being marketed..give us a call..we can help..a lot..

Randy Howard & Shawn Bradshaw @ The ShamRock

Randy and Shawn team up at The ShamRock, in Payne City, Friday evening, May 11th, starting at 9 pm...The finest Outlaw Country Act in the World..See you all there.

Randy Howard & Shawn Bradshaw @ The Cavern

Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 6:00 PM, These guys are playing at The Cavern...Great Food, Entertainment, and a Staff that will take very good care of you...........Stay Tuned...........Over n Out

Shawn Bradshaw is Comin Atcha...

Putting the finishing touches on Shawns new Demo...not for sale folks...only for club owners..We have a few openings on the Books for this Spring/Summer Season, so call Gary for more booking info..


A very good friend of mine emailed this tax information that will prove useful to all professional musicians in our area. Ben Porter, who is my sales rep at Sweetwater Music, is always on the leading edge of our industry and this just helps prove his commitment as well as ours to our Artform....here is the article with links..all have been checked and are clean of virus'... As the end of the year approaches, I wanted to remind you that your end-of-year gear purchases may actually help you reduce your tax liability. For example, this year only, if you're a profitable business and place the gear you purchase from Sweetwater into service, you can deduct 100% of that amount on your tax return.

Take a look at the links below; they offer lots of useful information.

The first article speaks directly to musicians and briefly explains travel, meal, vehicle, and equipment expenses (for both gigging and studio musicians), and whether or not you can deduct them on your taxes. http://www.artstaxinfo.com/musicians.shtml

Here is a "nuts and bolts" explanation of Section 179 (first-year depreciation allowance for equipment) and how to take advantage of it. http://www.section179.org/

Congress is considering a compromise tax deal that would extend and expand the depreciation bonus through 2012. http://www.depreciationbonus.org/

Here is a list of common deductible business expenses. This can be helpful if you are considered self-employed or if you own your own studio. http://www.musicbizacademy.com/knab/articles/taxtips.htm

Of course, we're not legal experts or tax advisors, so you should definitely discuss these issues with your own professional tax advisor. Each individual's situation is different, and these links are for informational purposes only. After you've studied them, give me a call. I'll be happy to help you with any gear need you may have.


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Please check out this link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS_Wej9huiU This is the link to my daughter and her husbands film company promo for their latest endeavor, Vacationalanders..more to come..enjoy