Inertia Records was established in 1989 by Michael Perry, Mark Perry, Stephen Sea and Rick Richards to facilitate the release and publication of their original music compositions.
At that time, Stephen Sea had taken a hiatus from working as a session musician and music producer in Los Angeles, Ca. to concentrate on writing, recording and producing material for his first solo project as a recording artist and assembling the necessary components for establishing a label and distribution for this new effort as well as preparing the same for his brothers Rick Richards and Michael Perry. Mark Perry, though not creatively involved, provided initial finance and business consultation and support. The first fruits of this endeavor were realized on May 5, 1989 with the commercial release of Truth to the Rumor, by Stephen Sea, and Subliminal Self, by Rick Richards (AKA, Progtronic, SimItar)
Stephen Sea's Truth to the Rumor was referred to Kristin Pearson Samet (Hotline Promotions) by KKSF's Nick Francis and entered the world of radio playlist competition as second "most added" to NAC playlists charts the first week of release and immediately gained solid traction the following 16 weeks (special thanks to Rob Moore at The Breeze Music Network) and proceded to climb the NAC and jazz charts. The Gavin Report, Friday Morning QuarterBack, The MAC Report, and Jazz Times published chart and tracking results indicating a steady and solid upward movement from initial release date omward into the year and continued climbing for for 30 weeks, earning a steady position in the top 20 NAC charts (No. 4 position on the Luisianna Jazz Charts). Some tracks form the album remain on playlists today as "classics" from the era. ("Paramour de Andrea", "KidStuff" and "I Believe") - see tracking report HERE (random sampling report : (week 15)
Since that time, label efforts have focused primarily on licensing tracks for film and television utilizing the knowledge and experience gained from roughly 20 years of working in the feild of music production and publishing for companies such as 20th Century Fox, United Artists and CBS Songs.
With the entertainment industry moving through some of the most dynamic changes in the last 20 years, the objective of Inertia Records has been to provide a vehicle for select artists to reach their audience in whatever medium suits the task, according to current technology.
In addition to conventional radio and retail, we also serve the commercial broadcast industry with music for film, television and multimedia.:
Film Score, Underscore, Sound Design :
Buena Vista / Disney
New World Pictures
MGM Motion Pictures
20th Century Fox
Island Alive Films
Network and Cable Television :
ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox Television, MTV, Discovery, A&E, History Channel
Music Recording Arts & Publishing :
Warner Brothers Records
Almo / Moss Music Publishing
United Artists Publishing