The Hana Road Difference

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We are a music-loving, artist-first independent music company.  Our sole purpose is helping artists succeed in today’s music business.

Our approach: Music + Influence + Technology

We invest in the entirety of our artists’ careers, from funding, operational support and multi-platinum experience, to expertise that goes far beyond the music industry. We have an exclusive roster of clients and team members because where much of the industry stops serving their artists is where we hit the gas. You need to go somewhere in the music business and we’ll get you there.

The Hana Road is founded on a principle that artist discovery, business management, A&R, Sales, Marketing, Distribution, Licensing, the 360 Deal and essentially all aspects of having a thriving music career and business must re-imagined for success in 2016 and not based on antiquated practices or obsolete technologies. Our business is about capitalizing on the technology and advances of today, while emphasizing our legendary A&R experience that keeps music at our core.

Our Backstory

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The Hana Road Music Group is a global independent music company founded in Montreux, Switzerland and is a trade mark of Hanamusic SARL. The company began as Hanamusic SARL, where our founders’ intense passion for music led them to develop a state-of-the-art recording studio where platinum-selling pop stars record hits, to the production of world anthems and albums.

While working with various labels, management and talent, they felt as though there was a gap in the music business for an artist-centric, full-service, independent music company that guides the success of talent in today’s music industry. This is what led to the development of The Hana Road Music Group.

The Team

Gary Goldstein

Gary Goldstein

Gary Goldstein leads THR Music Group in vision and execution, aligning talent discovery, artist development and marketing with state-of-the-art operations. A creative powerhouse, Goldstein focuses on bringing people and music together. More than three decades in Music & Entertainment, Goldstein is the Producer of mega Hollywood hits such as Pretty Woman. As a successful filmmaker at Warner Bros, Disney and Sony, he’s generated over $1B in global revenue. Goldstein has been nominated for several top awards including Academy Awards, Golden Globes, People’s Choice Awards and many more.

Fred Croshal

Fred Croshal

With multi-platinum success and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue generated during his career, Fred Croshal and his team at CEG oversee all music sales, marketing and distribution for THR Music Group. Croshal has nurtured the careers of many of today’s top artists and developed long-term relationships with major partners in every sector of the music and entertainment industry.
As the VP/Sales for Sony Music and GM for Madonna’s Maverick Records, he has worked with major artists at pivotal points in their careers, including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Alanis Morissette, Barbara Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne and Pearl Jam to name a few.

Ann Carli

Ann Carli

Ann Carli leads all artist strategy and production. At Jive/Zomba she worked with artists ranging from Will Smith to Britney Spears, and she is widely cited in Dan Charnas‘ “The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop“ for her contributions in the eld and for pioneering artist development for rap artists.
Ann has produced and/or licensed programs for networks including IFC, Centric, BET, TVOne and VH1. Her series “Trapped in the Closet“ featuring R. Kelly was cited by the NY Times as a ‘cultural phenomenon’, as one of the first and most successful digital series on YouTube. She has won an American Music Award for her work with Will Smith and has two Grammy Nominations for “Trapped in the Closet“.