|Wild Oats Music Group is a small, somewhat
based in Nashville, Tennessee. (Our secret headquarters,
Oat Central, is located somewhere between the Atlantic
scenic Charlotte Pike.)
We're an independent record label, a music production/promotion
company, and we have an affiliated publishing company,
Harp Music. Besides working with our own Wild Oats
releasing their CDs on our label, we offer a wide range
services to outside artists, bands, and other independent
While our ultimate goal is world domination, our short-term
is a little less ambitious: namely, to produce and release
music, and to have a really good time doing it. (When
it comes to
having a really good time, we have a lot of experience,
so that part
is easy. The music part takes a little more effort, but
it seems to be
coming along pretty nicely, too.)
Wild Oats Records was founded back in 1988, at the bar
legendary Palomino Club in North Hollywood, California.
and why the the label started is a long, fascinating
Steve Haggard, Glen Edwards and many bottles of Pacifico
We can't tell that story right now; so let's just say
that Wild Oats
was born, and leave it at that.
In 1989, we moved here to Nashville, and the rest -- as
they say --
is history. Since then, our CD releases have received
radio airplay in more than 20 countries; been distributed
on five continents; been licensed in Europe and South
and picked up glowing reviews in respected music publications
the USA and abroad. (And we've also been involved in
few dozen overseas tours.)
Unlike the major labels, Wild Oats Records doesn't have
recording and advertising budgets; in fact, we hardly
advertisingbudget at all !
Here at Oat Central -- believe it or not -- we're actually
interested in putting out excellent original music than
images, trendiness and overblown hype. We don't think
music should sound like it just rolled off an assembly-line,
with every edge smoothed down and all the guts removed.
And we believe that there are a lot of music lovers out
who like the real thing; not just the bland, watered-down
that the computerized radio programmers, the corporate
biz types and the guys with marketing degrees are forcing
public these days.
Of course, we could be wrong. But we doubt it.
We welcome your comments and/or questions (our e-mail
and if you're in Nashville, we'd
be very happy to have you take us out to lunch. (In addition
being called "Nashville's Renegade Record Label," Wild
also known as "The Home Of The Three-Hour Lunch.")
Best wishes from Oat Central... and may all your oats
be wild !