"Paper Street" Booking Agency Makes Debut

( [email protected] ) Jul 28, 2004 05:39 AM EDT

Paper Street Agency, a singer-songwriter intensive booking agency, recently announced its launch on July 23, 2004.

The agency is founded by Nashville based management company Arch Music Group and includes a collection of some of the finest writers in Christian and mainstream music today, featuring artists such as Randall Goodgame, Andrew Osenga of Caedmon's Call and Sandra McCracken.

When creating Paper Street, the most important thing was to have a solid roster with a proven track record, both as writers and performers.

David Williams, co-founder of Paper Street Agency, says, "All the artists on Paper Street are accomplished professionals in their own right. Each one has achieved various levels of success either as a songwriter or as an artist. Yet, because they do not have label representation, they are caught in a niche that doesn't allow them to find aggressive service agencies to partner with in their efforts. Large booking agencies have a hard time working with acts that do not have a label behind them because grassroots booking is a time consuming thing. These artists, however, have a demand that is not being tapped. Even if you are not familiar with their names, you have probably heard their songs."

Randall Goodgame, for example, has toured extensively over the past five years, including opening for the Caedmon's Call/Jars of Clay Spring 2003 tour. Goodgame has also written several songs that appear on Caedmon's Call albums, including the single, "Only Hope," which peaked at #5 and remained on the AC Top 10 chart for 10 weeks, and the top 10 AC single " Hands of the Potter." "There's Only One," also Goodgame's, is the new Caedmon's Call single going for adds August 24th from the highly anticipated release of their new record, Share The Well.

The Normals for five years before becoming a member of Essential Records' Caedmon's Call. Osenga has written songs for Caedmon's Call and Andrew Peterson, among others. Osenga has also produced several records at his studio including Andrew Peterson's Christmas record due for release later this year.