Capitol Records A&R legend Bruce Rave debuts emerging indie tracks on their release day each Friday, featuring snippets of interviews with the artists. Let Bruce do the work for you, discovering the best new tracks you need to hear.
Bruce Rave is the former Capitol A&R exec Bruce Ravid. Following a DJ/Music Director stint as “David Ravid” in radio at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, he spent ten years at Capitol Records. In A&R, he was instrumental in the acquisition and development of such artists as The Knack (“My Sharona”), Iron Maiden, Duran Duran, Missing Persons, The Motels, Weird Al Yankovic, The Church, and Thomas Dolby (“She Blinded Me With Science”). Bruce also was the A&R guy for Kraftwerk and The Undertones, among others who were already on the label. Rolling Stone called him an “A&R whiz,” but Rave found that he couldn’t do that job and continue to be a passionate music fan. He continued in career development as a corporate headhunter, and founded the successful firm Ravid & Associates. That Rave blood again began to warm, With airplay and a blog Bruce wrote a while back, he was well ahead of national press and radio on such established artists as Muse (picked in 1999) and Arcade Fire. That prompted him to start his weekly "Go Deep" new music radio show on various stations. He's helped countless successful indie bands reach higher levels. The uptempo and melodic “Rave's Indie Radar” podcast exposes listeners to the most compelling and important emerging indie. After scouring the internet on a daily basis, Bruce spins new or deeper tracks from familiar artists and will dig into some exciting newbies as well. New indie music is what makes his blood flow. Bruce is a consultant to the music and entertainment industries. Projects include the provision of creative input for up-and-coming artists worldwide and music supervision along with managing and consulting the rising LA indie band Trapdoor Social.