In 1971, my father Karl Groeger Sr. opened Looney Tunes. In 1988 my brother Jamie and I decided to buy our family store from our father. The store has seen many changes over the years but 2009 was one we will never forget. Our store became victim to a horrible fire that leveled the entire store and many thought that was the end of Looney Tunes. But I had other plans. Four short months later we reopened the store better then ever. Now 39 years after Looney Tunes first opened it’s doors, I have decided to start another new venture, Brookvale Records. I have wanted to start a record label for some time now. Many of us have “GREAT IDEAS”. It’s just not that easy to turn something from idea into reality. If the fire has taught me anything, it has taught me to stop thinking and to start doing. Now that I have a label I need distribution. It’s no good making a record if you can’t get it into stores. So we have teamed up with one of the best distribution companies in the country for physical, digital and mobile distribution, RED Distribution. (http://www.redmusic.com). RED is widely recognized as the industry leader in independent distribution and artist development. A division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, RED handles sales and marketing for 47 independent record labels (labels like Victory, ATO, Relapse, Metalblade and a ton more), as well as repertoire from parent company SONY MUSIC. RED has been named Distributor of the Year/Medium Division two of the past three years by the National Association of Retail Merchandisers (NARM). RED’s marketing outreach, including online lifestyle, is unsurpassed in generating fan excitement and building awareness for artists and marketing partners. So now all the pieces are in order.
For almost 40 years I have been developing artists though our efforts at Looney Tunes. It is now time to start helping bands on an international level through our label and distribution partner.
Karl Groeger Jr.
CEO/President Brookvale Records.