Our goal is simple:
Bring together musicians, artists, and every day people to keep the inspiration and imagination of the arts alive. The telling of a story through a song or art has an impact and long lasting effects in our daily lives. We try to promote these effects in hopes that people will continue to use music to learn, entertain, inspire, and open new doors in their lives.
Melodic Revolution Records is an independent grassroots music label formed in 2006 by Nick and Jennifer Katona. Prior to the label Melodic Revolution was originally a free standing brick and mortar retail music shop selling CDs vinyl and assorted music memorabilia located at 34 College Street. Clinton, New York. Melodic Revolution was established in 2004 by Nick Katona. Nick has been in the music business in one form or another for over 30 years, and continues his tradition of exploring new avenues to bring new music to the willing music listener.
October 2005 saw the addition of Art Gallery simply called Revolution Gallery to showcase the art of some great untapped talent in the area. Many of the artist’s works were by seasoned artists while others were by up and coming artists. Two months later in January of 2006 an acquaintance Kevin Thompson: a local Christian musician and customer suggested that the gallery would be a good location for a live venue at night while remaining as an art gallery by day. According to Kevin and others the gallery had very good acoustics two week latter Kevin performed with some friends the band was called the Kevin Thompson Trio thus starting a new tradition at Melodic Revolution with other local performers playing the small venue, musicians like Rocky Graziano, Ryan Miller, Dave Snediker and The Jellyfish among others.
In June 2006 the realization that the small 300 square foot room that had become a favorite local spot for kids to listen to music was too small and was once again expanded (by an additional 400 square feet) to accommodate more fans and full bands. Quickly the space known as Revolution Gallery by day became known as Live at The Revolution at night. Over the next 2 years Melodic Revolution hosted over 200 shows and more than 600 bands and or solo artists performed form local to regional acts such as Scott Brown, Honor Bright, Union Riot to national recording artists like Between The Trees, A Day To Remember, As Tall As Lions, Alesana, and International acts like Ember Swift, Mindflow, Gustav And The Seasick Sailors, and Helena Arlock just to name a few.
2006 was a busy year for activities with the addition of the art gallery live venue and the launching of Melodic Revolution Records. the first band to sign on was California base Classic Rock band Echoes Landing with the release of their debut Closer to you soon followed Laurie Larson with her sophomore release Aquila. Change is good for growth and change was happening. Expanding once again to the internet to sell the ever growing independent music catalog much of which started out by bands that had performed at the Revolution and soon grew to independent releases by not only local musicians but national and international independent musicians as well.
Keeping with what had become tradition Melodic Revolution continued to promote live music and the arts by introducing the Clinton Art and Music Festival on August 23 2006. As a director on the Clinton Chamber of Commerce I felt the need to bring the Chamber on board to give this festival some credibility and help make it more of a community event. The festival continues to this day.
Since 2006 Melodic Revolution Records has release 40 albums by the following artist:
Aethellis - Neo Prog | USA, Aisles - Neo Prog | Chile, Alyshen - Pop R&B | Estonia, Anuryzm - Progressive Thrash Metal | Dubai, BunChakeze - Prog | Sweden, Capricia - Theatrical Metal | Israel, Cary Clouser - Neo Prog | Canada, Corvus Stone - Avant Garde Prog | Finland & Sweden, DDrive - Classic Hard Rock | USA, Don Mancuso - Classic Hard Rock | USA, Echoes Landing - Classic Rock | USA, Halo - Cross-Over Progressive Rock | UK, Hellhaven - Prog Metal | Norway, ifsounds - Italian Crossover Prog | Italy, Jim Crean - Melodic Hard Rock | USA, John Orr Franklin - Progressive Rock | USA, J-Zohar - Pop R&B | Estonia, King Friday - Rock | USA & Canada, Kracked Earth - Rock Pop & Prog | United Kingdom, Laurie Larson - Classic Rock | USA, Mandalaband - Symphonic Rock | UK, The Minstrel’s Ghost | Progressive Rock | USA, Morre - Rock| Canada, Murky Red - Rock | Belgium, Oceans of Time | Symphonic Power Metal | Norway, Paul D’Adamo | Progressive AOR | USA, Phil Naro - Melodic Hard Rock | Canada, Rick Andrews - Instrumental Hard Rock | USA, The RoboDrum - Alternative Rock | USA, The Room - Melodic Progressive Rock | United Kingdom, Roads to Damascus - Progressive Rock | Scotland, Scarlet Hollow - Progressive Metal | USA, Shouse - Rock |USA, Solstice Coil - Progressive Rock | Israel, Transcend - Progressive Metal | Canada, Unified Past - Progressive Hard Rock | USA, Vitriol - Progressive Metal | Italy, When Friends Come Out To Play - Rock | USA
The meaning of Melodic Revolution.
me - lod - ic -
adjective 1. of or pertaining to melody, as distinguished from harmony and rhythm
rev - o - lu - tion -
noun 1. a fundamental change in the way of thinking, listening or visualizing something