As the dust on the global pandemic slowly settles, live events are coming back into full swing. Audiences have been clamoring for big events to return, and Stryker Records is making a name for itself as it promotes live concerts with headliners ranging from Gold to Platinum recording artists. Founded by Chris Dobry, the esteemed record company manages artists and releases music to fans all across the globe setting the golden standard for live events along the way.
Stryker Records was established in 1997 by Chris Dobry without a dime to his name. Throughout its early days, the record label has brought about countless net positives for audiences and talented musicians everywhere. The label began with humble beginnings, as an idea formulated by Dobry to put on a battle of the bands in his hometown of Green Bay, Wisconsin. The event garnered a lot of buzz in the form of press coverage where Dobry was able to secure an interview on the local CBS station the same night as the Grammy Awards.
The monumental event led to Dobry officially launching Stryker Records and showcasing local talent that he would eventually go on to work with. He then moved the operations to Detroit Michigan where he was hired by Euphoria Productions, to focus on promoting large events, working with A-list artists like Merle Haggard, The Goo Goo Dolls and John Anderson.
In recent years, Dobry has worked promoting artists such as Saving Abel, Saliva, Trapt, Tantric, Michael Alexander and many more. He has also collaborated with Holly Hutchison of AnRGirl to launch Stryker Records recording artists Jamie Fontaine & The Level, propelling the talent to the #20 spot on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator chart and #7 on the Concrete/Foundations Chart with their chart-topping single “Save Your Life” in September 2020. The single challenged other releases by established artists like Seether, Marilyn Manson, Volbeat and Breaking Benjamin, just to name a few.
Drew Lines is the first hip hop artist to be signed by Stryker Records. The “Drew Lines” singles ‘Rise’ and ‘Love is War’ were produced by Malcolm Springer at The House of Blues Studio in Nashville. Drew Lines with his single “Rise” topped the NACC (US and Canada) chart at #18 as well as the M3 Radio chart in Brooklyn, NY at #1 in the Hip Hop category and #1 on the “all genre” top 30 chart. Currently the Drew Lines single ‘Love is War’, has been impacting radio charts throughout the US and Canada.
Stryker Records is more than just a record label. With Chris Dobry at the helm, the company has been able to go above and beyond by organizing live concerts, events, and a variety of talents across several genres such as rock, country, and hip-hop. “Truthfully, it is not to stay diversified, but mainly because I like these three genres of music,” shared Chris Dobry. “The variety of music services offered to music fans and the duty to our signed artists combined under one roof is what makes my company unique and separates me from my competition. Our concerts are comprised of gold and platinum recording artists, and our signed artists record in world-class studios such as Universal Studios in Nashville and Sunshine Studios in Colorado Springs,” Dobry added.
In the near future, Chris Dobry will continue to promote and produce live music events around the country and continue to support the people who have helped him reach the success that he has garnered over the years. As early as March 2022 Hip Hop fans can enjoy performances by Drew Lines and JPS Productions recording Artist Trotter Water together on a Midwest tour. Stryker Records artists are available to stream on all major streaming platforms. Investors also have the opportunity to help with live concert events and work towards developing new artists.
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