We made an early decision to give all profits back to the artists/their families. Why? These beautiful people are living what is likely their last decades on earth, so it didn’t feel right to negotiate anything beyond cost recovery of pressing and distributing the records, that way we can maximize their earnings while they are still around! A small token of reciprocity for music that has been a big part of our lives.
Our physical releases are strictly limited and often come with never before seen photos, liner notes and memorabilia.
Publishing and Catalog representation
Rain&Shine also represent a number of exclusive titles for licensing in advertising, film, television and sampling.
We only pursue music previously unreleased or never re-issued and where we are certain the artists or their families can be directly involved and benefit financially.
For the continued support of designers, PR, and legal council who offer their services at reduced rates or pro-bono.
For licensing inquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
RSR001 - Chain Reaction - Search For Tomorrow / Say Yeah (45) - SOLD OUT!
Seminal modern soul record by Chain Reaction out of Waterbury, Connecticut 1979. Official re-issue initially released on RSD (Record Store Day) April 2018. DJ support from Gilles Peterson, Skymark, Waxist, Ge-Ology and more!
RSR002 - The Nelson Family - Filled With His Spirit (12" LP)
A joyful body of work from The Nelson Family of Washington DC. 1986. Gospel record with super production, featuring top tracks 'Thank You Lord', a favorite of DJs in the know including Floating Points, 'Everlasting Love' and the title track 'Filled With His Spirit'. Don't sleep!
RSR003 - Announced soon! (modern soul/disco record from Marin County band Energize! Killer)
More exciting announcements soon