The Official Website Of Tree Records
TREE RECORDS was established in New Zealand in May 1969 and incorporated in March 1970 with the registered Trade Mark seen top left of every page on this Site.
The Original Tree 45rpm Label used for TREE-3 to TREE-8
The Second Label and sleeve designs from Tree-9 to TREE-17
Today Tree Records is a worldwide Label offering a range of material on hard copy Compact Discs and in the modern mp3 Digital format.
Initially the Tree Records Catalogue was mostly the recordings of New Zealand artists but that all changed dramatically as the Label moved onto the World Music Stage, working to become established in Australia, America, Great Britain and Europe.
Tree Records recognizes the changes in the way music is played and produced. The days of a Label signing up Artists and hiring a studio, controlling the material recorded, the finished sound and packaging have passed. Today's Artists are doing it all themselves and some are extremely good at the whole process of creating an Album.
What they lack is the marketing and promotional skills a Record Label lives by and Tree is now more an equal partner with today's Artists than a controlling force.
Tree Records are probably in a better position to embrace the changes than most Labels simply because Tree gave it's Artists a sizable input into what they recorded, and when. The "A" side of a Single had to be approved (as apposed to chosen) by Tree but the '"B" side was totally the Artist's choice, hence there are so many as-good-as, if not better, "B" sides to Tree's past releases.
These changes are already in place and the first Artist to be signed by Tree since 1977, is a case in point. Bob Keeton wrote the material, recorded it and released his first Album as a CDR to save money. Tree Records gave the Album a title and re-packaged it and issued it as a Digital Release to iTunes, Napster and Tradebit plus 12 other Sites, as an mp3 file.
.Former Tree Artist, Laurence Cooper, from the Gutbucket and Tapestry Bands, has also moved to a solo career, having written all the songs on his Album "Phosphorecense" which Tree also released the same year (November 27, 2007) as a Digital Release through the same mp3 Sites as Bob Keeton's "Stronger" Album was posted
The many Artists signed to Tree Records will continue to be given a very loose rein so their creative juicys can flow..the perfect formula to produce top quality music. the line-up includes Marc Ludeman and Donovan Peters of the USA, Andy Hearn and Luke Thomas of the UK and Mauribatero and Javier Ballester of Spain.
Tree Records has come a very long way since releasing The Supernatural Blues Band's "Out In The Cold" in May 1969 and is definately no longer a New Zealand only Label, but an International Label with it's Head Office in New Zealand. The Internet and modern technology has made all this possible. Our Artist Roster includes Singer/Sonwriters in the UK, Spain and America Tree has also added two new Lebals to it's stable, ESCAPE for Rap and Hip-Hop Artists' material and BLOOMFIELD for Folk, Easy Listening and Classical Artists' recordings. See below.
Tree Record's Founder,
Dene Kellaway (1969)
The Supernatural Blues Band were the first artists Tree Records
recorded."Out In The Cold" was ahuge hit and also the first New Zealand written blues song ever recorded.
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The smallness of the New Zealand marketplace allowed a Label to issue the full mix of Genres on the one Label but since going Global it has become increasing obvious that the larger markets are more specialised so we have created a new Label to be called simply "Bloomfield" for the Folk, Ballads, Musical Shows, Meditational and semi Classical Genres.
October 2011 sees the launch of our new Escape Label which is designed to feature all Rap, Hip-Hop, Dance, Electronic and other Modern Day new Genries like Pop-Hip Hop.
Much of the material falls in the "questionable" zone of explicit language and double meanings, which means much of the Label's material will be Rated "Explicit", "R-18" and "Adults Only"
So now open-minded people who like it raw and rough, now have an Escape to Label
First release will be by C.G. Keyz and is definately R18 - ADULTS ONLY and very EXPLICIT.
You have been warned.
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Tree Records uses Catapult and CD Baby for it's Global Digital Distributions.
Tree Records' Web Page At Catapult Distribution
Bloomfield Records, Escape Records & Tree Records are all Members of the Tree Music Group
Former Tree Artist, Laurence Cooper, from the Gutbucket and Tapestry Bands, has also moved to a solo career, having written all the songs on his Album "Phosphorecense" which Tree also released the same year (November 27, 2007) as a Digital Release through the same mp3 Sites as Bob Keeton's "Stronger" Album was posted
Ultra Rare: The first 100 copies of Tree's first release were in thei Picture Cover.
Luke Thomas "Floating Leaves" and Dene Kellaway "Journeys"