The music business has suffered a blow with the failing markets and has been looking for a way to revive the dying industry. As digital technology grows, the intellectual properties has suffered illegal downloading sites and the distribution of bootleg materials. Black Rose Productions Inc., run by President Tito Batista, continues to bring a personal and honest touch back to the music industry and its distribution. Batista is back in the headquarters of Black Rose Productions Inc. in the heart of Tierney and Tierney Attorneys at Law, located at 409 Route 112, Port Jefferson, New York.
Tito Batista established Black Rose Productions Inc. in 1969 and is still the President of the company. He has been in the industry for many decades, from teaching guitar lessons and owning a music shop to managing countless artists such as the ones responsible for the music of The Cosby Show. Batista is an expert in the fields of publishing, management, production, and in the solicitation of material to major record companies and publishers. He previously had an international sub publishing agreement with Bertelsmann Music Group, BMG, and published close to two thousand titles including a number one record with Vivien Chao on PolyGram Records. He is very passionate about giving back to the community and often helps where he can, most recently by helping raise $15,000 for the cure of Lymphoma, an organization he is committed to helping. Under his management team is Chris Pati, a veteran of the music industry. His 25+ years in the industry spans from an artist, to record producer, to film direction and production. His music television production, IndiMusic TV has three seasons already under its belt with its own cable channel in the works. In 2005, he received a gold medal for his entrepreneurial achievements with his record label. Batista and Pati have a thirty-year business relationship that has evolved into a long-term friendship. They were once in a band together where Eddie Murphy was their opening act. Curtis Blow, the godfather of old school hip-hop, has also performed with them. Also under the team is John Pandolfo who has recently produced an album with Brent Carter, former lead singer of Tower of Power. He is also the bandleader of the famous horn band Uppercut, which performed at the Harry Chapin Theater in Eisenhower Park this past Independence Day weekend and entertained over five thousand people. His band includes such members as Frank Bellucci and Chris Carberry who once toured with James Taylor. As well as his many other accomplishments, Pandolfo has also recently produced the album “The Light” for the new up and coming artist Zmbyr Jazzmin.
Black Rose Productions Inc. looks forward to the promising future she holds in the music industry. Black Rose is also proud to work with Tommy Uzzo, who has worked with many artists such as Celine Dion and Michael Jackson and has also produced many albums for Black Rose Productions Inc.. Tito Batista has had a 30 year working relationship with the outstanding producer and looks forward to continuing with him. Like Tito Batista, Tommy Uzzo is dedicated to helping educate interns on the ins and outs of music production and the music industry. He currently teaches various production and engineering classes at NYIT.
Black Rose Productions Inc. also has a major state-of-the-art studio located in Fairfield, New Jersey that has hosted such artists as Lauryn Hill, Kool and the Gang, Spyro Gyra, Sevendust, and Joan Jett to name a few. Future Starz Studios offers five rooms to record in with top-of-the-line instruments, night club lighting, and the best in production equipment. They also offer a large live room for group recording. Black Rose Productions Inc. and Future Starz Studios make sure their clients are not only comfortable in the studios but more than satisfied with the results of their experience with Future Starz Studios.
Keeping the future in mind, Black Rose Productions Inc. has reached out to international students, minority students, and many others from various schools such as Northeastern University, Berklee College of Music, Full Sail University, Hofstra University, Eastern Michigan University, SUNY Oneonta, Five Towns College, The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, and SUNY Stony Brook, offering internships with a glimpse into the reality of the music industry that has so often been painted in the wrong light to society. Batista has offered internships for over 25 years and helps in seeking permanent employment in the industry for the interns. Black Rose Productions Inc. looks to have students expand their knowledge of the business and learn the detailed process that goes into every step of the industry.