The Progressive Rock Hall of Fame Project is not just another new site. Its purpose is to legitimately set in motion a real and viable way to honor those involved in music's highest artform - yet it has been sadly overlooked by most all of the other music organizations. Progressive Rock is music advanced to its highest level, lyrically, melodically and rhythmically. With this in mind we hope to unify this great form of music by providing not just a site but a home for all involved in this field from musicians, labels, radio stations, Progressive press outlets and fans of this genre.
The conception of The Progressive Rock Hall of Fame began when Laurie Larson (Melodic Revolution Records Recording Artist) became a NARAS voting member and learned that the only Progressive Artist on the list to nominate for a Grammy did not win. Laurie was online with another voting member Jim Roberts and launched the site immediately. Check it out at: www.progressiverockhalloffame.com As the idea flourished I was offered the opportunity to join in this incredible project. Laurie has been a DJ, Music Director, Program Director and Operations Manager for several radio stations in the Southwest for over 20 years, always fighting to get more Progressive Rock on the air. Laurie was part of Steve Casey's research team (the founder of MTV) and Critical Mass Media that did research for over 800 Rock and AOR radio stations. She has been a rock journalist, and co-editor of Crossroads Magazine, the first magazine that tracked the airplay of Indie artists.
My wife and I started Melodic Revolution Records. A new independent progressive label to promote upcoming talent, and good music. I have been in the music business for 30 + Years from Music Retail Management to Store and Venue owner as well as Marketing and Promotion of Bands. In 2005 I created The Clinton Art and Music Festival (New York) this music festival is in its 3rd year and is dedicated to promoting Independent Music from around the world. Both Laurie and I are passionate about Progressive Rock and believe the time has come for this genre to be recognized as one of greatest forms of music in music history along with all those who have shaped and have and made this genre of music what it has become today.
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