Meet the team behind
We are a group of music lovers with well over 150 years of combined experience in the music business. We have partnered with a top pressing plant in Europe which has garnered countless awards and worked on thousands of projects.
Andrew was part of the San Francisco punk scene from 1981 through 1989, working at the Chatterbox, DNA Lounge, Paradise Lounge, Wolfgangs, and other Bill Graham venues. He also worked at KUSF and KQAK radio. In 1995, he joined Smith Barney. As his career grew, he worked at Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank as a Wealth Advisor. After leaving Deutsche Bank in 2010, he moved his family to Barcelona, Spain. When they moved back to the USA, he started Zicklin Management Group, working with accredited investors who want to participate in private equity investments. Zicklin Management has grown into Market Central Private Assets. For fun, Andrew also hosts a radio show on KGNU in Colorado and travels around the country on his motorcycle, photographing small towns and abandoned America. He has shown his photography in Denver, San Francisco, and Barcelona. Most recently Andy was the CEO of Amazing Radio USA, where he helped launch the Amazing Radio brand in the United States.
Bill co-founded the Greenworld vinyl album import and distribution company and the Enigma Records and Restless Records labels signing Poison, Motley Crue, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Berlin, Stryper, Flaming Lips, and many more notable artists. Restless was a founding partner in the Alternative Distribution Alliance joint venture with Interscope, Sub Pop, Atlantic Records, and Warner Music Group. Bill also managed the Rykodisc and Caroline/Astralwerks labels. Bill lives in Boulder, Colorado where he enjoys cycling, exploring Rocky Mountain ghost towns, and, of course, listening to vinyl.
As a founding partner of the prominent Beverly Hills law firm Goldring, Hertz, & Lichtenstein LLP for 21 years, Fred represented many of the most important and biggest-selling recording and performing artists in the world and was critical in the signing of many of his firm’s clients’ original record, television, film and brand deals, and helping many of his clients them to make the significant leap into other areas of the entertainment business. Fred has been widely recognized as being amongst the first people in the music industry to recognize, evangelize and embrace the seismic technological shift that became the digital music revolution. He is an Emmy, Clio and NAACP Image Award-winning Executive Producer (with will.i.am) of the iconic Yes We Can music video. Fred is also an accomplished musician and played guitar and sang back-up vocals as a member of New Radicals during President Biden’s Inauguration ceremonies on January 20, 2021.
Bob Schmidt understands both sides of the record, so to speak. Having only recently retired from road-life, as a twenty-five-year veteran recording and touring musician, producer, and composer, he recognizes quality when it comes to vinyl. His lifelong love of vinyl certainly predates his own career, when as a youngster he purchased his first album – The Who’s Who Are You. His dedication to the cause is clear; to make sure that artists find the highest quality and truest craftsmanship when partnering with a company to produce their album on vinyl. Bob believes that each album should stand as a unique work of art, both visually as well as sonically. Knowing this process from the viewpoint of the artist as well as the manufacturer enables Bob to co-create long lasting and satisfying relationships with the artists and their representatives who find their way to Pressing Business.
Jeff started his music career at the legendary King Karol record store in New York City and graduated to sales and marketing positions at WEA, Virgin Records America, Restless Records, Artist Direct, and Caroline Distribution. Along the way, Jeff managed Johnny Thunders and consulted artists as diverse as Pat Boone and Taylor Swift. Jeff currently lives in Sin City USA, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jon has been designing album packaging, merchandise, web and other visual/creative design work for 25 years. He has worked with a variety of musicians and entertainers including Lee Ann Womack’s GRAMMY nominated “The Way I’m Livin’”, Redd Kross, The Muffs, Dave Davies (of the Kinks), Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Ron Funches, The Misfits, Charlotte Caffey (the Go-Go’s), The Bill Hicks Estate, Daniele Luppi, Tracy Bonham, Patrick Park and many more. He has worked on a large variety of projects for the likes of MERGE Records, Rykodisc, Columbia, Sony, Hollywood Records, Nickelodeon, In The Red Records, Barsuk, eenie meenie records, and Sympathy for the Record Industry.