May 16, 2013



(New York, NY) - The Piano Guys have signed a worldwide publishing deal with Razor & Tie Music Publishing. A worldwide phenomenon, The Piano Guys, became an internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos which continue to amass millions of views. Formed in 2011, the group has gone on to appear on dozens of high profile television shows, toured the world, and have released two albums to date.
The group's just released sophomore album, The Piano Guys 2, debuted this week on the Billboard Charts with over 11,300 units sold at #1 on Classical Overall, #1 onClassical Crossover, # 1 on New Age, and #38 on the Top 200 Album Chart. Their 2012 hit debut album is also still in the top five on the Classical Overall, Classical Crossover and New Age Billboard charts, spending over 31 weeks at #1 on the New Age chart.
Razor & Tie Music Publishing SVP Sharon Tapper comments, "We are delighted The Piano Guys have chosen Razor & Tie to be their publishing partner. The group has an exceptional aesthetic, combined with a strong work ethic and down to earth approach to life. We look forward to working with their team to further grow their catalog."
"We always wanted to be with a vibrant and exciting independent publisher and we are thrilled to join the Razor & Tie family," adds The Piano Guys.
The Piano Guys began making music videos for fun and their "hobby" turned into a successful music career. Their imaginative mash-ups and arrangements filmed in spectacular videos have so far netted over 228 million YouTube views (and 500,000 new views a day) and they have over 1.6 million YouTube subscribers. Their unique style has garnered rave reviews and performances on The Today Show, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Katie, CBS This Morning, Fox & Friends among others. The Piano Guysnew album, The Piano Guys - Volume 2, features their unique take on music from Pachelbel to The Turtles to Bruno Mars, available for the first time on CD plus a few original recordings. The Piano Guys are currently on the tail-end of their first National U.S. tour and will kick off a Fall tour in October. PBS continues to air their dedicated TV special, "Live At Red Butte Garden" which was filmed at Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre in Utah, in September 2012.
Ironically, The Piano Guys, who got their name from a piano store in St. George, Utah, are a quartet featuring only two musicians - only one being a pianist. Store ownerPaul Anderson is the lead videographer for the group and devised the Facebook promotional pageand a YouTube channel featuring well-established, self-described "New Age Classical" pianist Jon Schmidt, who teamed up musically with Steven Sharp Nelson, an innovative cellist. Together, Schmidt and Nelson form the musical core ofThe Piano Guys, with Anderson - who has since closed the store. Al van der Beek, the fourth "Guy," heads up the group's studio operations, is the main producer, and also assists in co-writing and arranging, as well as percussion and vocal texturing. They create their music videos all together.
The Piano Guys Tour Dates
05/21/13 Boise, ID Morrison Center For Performing Arts
05/22/13 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
05/23/13 Seattle, WA THE NEPTUNE THEATRE
05/24/13 Seattle, WA THE NEPTUNE THEATRE
06/12/13 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center (Ikeda Theater)
06/13/13 Las Vegas, NV Ham Concert Hall, UNLV
06/14/13 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim
06/15/13 Modesto, CA Modesto California
10/11/13 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater BUY TICKETS
10/12/13 Chicago, IL Park West
10/15/13 Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square Center
10/16/13 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/17/13 Buffalo, NY Center for the Arts
10/18/13 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
10/19/13 Albany, NY The Egg - Hart Theatre
10/22/13 Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center BUY TICKETS
10/24/13 Hartford, CT Belding Theatre
10/25/13 Harrisburg, PA Whitaker Center
10/26/13 Pittsburgh, PA WQED Theater
10/26/13 Pittsburgh, PA WQED Theater
10/28/13 Red Bank, NJ COUNT BASIE
10/29/13 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere BUY TICKETS
10/30/13 Roanoke, VA Jefferson Center
11/01/13 Norfolk, VA Attucks Theatre BUY TICKETS
11/02/13 Frederick, MD The Weinberg Center for the Arts
11/06/13 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
11/07/13 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
11/08/13 Tampa, FL Louis Lykes Ferguson BUY TICKETS
11/09/13 Ft Lauderdale, FL Parker Playhouse
Piano Guys Management: DSW Entertainment by David Simone and Winston Simone.
Razor & Tie Music Publishing
Razor & Tie Music Publishing (RTMP) was established four years ago and has distinguished itself with a focused, proactive approach to multi-media song placement, royalty administration and career development. The company is led by a seasoned and energetic executive team with representatives in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. RTMP recently celebrated their third #1 Country hit in less than twelve months which also which scored the company two consecutive quarters in the top ten on the BillboardTop 10 Country Publishers Airplay Chart. The number one songs include: Double platinum certified #1 Country hit "God Gave Me You" was performed by Blake Shelton and written by singer/songwriter Dave Barnes, the Gold certified #1 Country hit "Alone With You" was performed by Jake Owen and co-written by Catt Gravitt and the Gold certified #1 Country hit "Over" was performed by Blake Shelton and co-written by David Elliott Johnson. This year RTMP also touts the Quadruple-Platinum sales success of RTMP singer/songwriter Greg Holden's song "Home" (as performed by American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips)."Home," is the most successful song of any American Idol winner and captured the #1 spot on ten Billboard charts. Most recently, Razor & Tie Music Publishing (RTMP) celebrated a #9 position on the Billboard Top 10 Publishers Airplay Chart. This marks the second time on this chart within the last twelve months and third time since the company's formation four years ago. The company is self-administered in North America and has aligned with a strong team of sub-publishers throughout the rest of the world.
For more information visit:

Kerri Brusca Razor & Tie Media Relations
(212) 598-2255
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