Rhyme & Reason Records: a women-owned independent label based in New Jersey.

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For more than a decade, Emmy Black has been a tireless advocate for smart, idiosyncratic, fearless musicians – artists whose voices may not fit perfectly on mainstream playlists, but who deserve to be heard nonetheless. As an A&R person and digital marketing director at the legendary (and famously offbeat) Hoboken label Bar/None, Emmy signed The Front Bottoms, Ezra Furman, and Emperor X.  She assisted Ben Kweller in the development of his imprint Noise Company.  She worked as client relations manager at The Orchard, a digital distribution firm with a deep catalog of independent acts.  And as the founder and chief of her own Rhyme & Reason Records, she’s championed a deep roster of one-of-a-kind artists with singular perspectives, including Pronoun, Kid In The Attic, Red Baraat, and Mr. Flannery.  Emmy lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.



Ann Marie Scuderi is the co-founder and President of Rhyme & Reason Records. Prior, Ann Marie worked as the VP of Operations at Urban Electric Power and Business Development Associate at the City University of New York's Energy Institute. Ann Marie has a BA in Philosophy from WPU.



Emily Cadman is the Label & Project Manager for Rhyme & Reason Records. Prior, Emily worked as a Project Manager for Motema Music. Emily has a BA in Media Studies from the State University of New York Purchase. 


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CONTACT: Mailing address: 321 Newark Ave, Suite 5, Hoboken, NJ 07030