THE DL MEDIA STORY
Since the beginning of operations in December of ’88, DL Media has represented numerous major and independent labels including the prestigious jazz imprints Blue Note and Mosaic Records. Currently DL Media consults leading independent entities: Mack Avenue Music Group, Sony Masterworks and Smoke Sessions.
DL Media has also consulted with a wide array of labels including: Motema Music, Warner Brothers, Columbia Jazz, Columbia/Legacy, CTI, Epic, Concord Music Group, Verve Music Group, Impulse! RecordsMarsalis Music, Dreyfus Jazz, RCA Victor Jazz, Evidence Music, ACT Music, Denon, MCA, Island, GRP, Liberty – Nashville, ECM, Shanachie, DIW, Koch International/eOne, Justin Time Records, Black Saint/Soul Note, Intuition, Savoy, Enja, Heads Up, Resonance Records, Jazz Legacy Productions, Mons Music, Resilience Music Alliance, and Rare Noise Records.
Additionally, DL Media has also represented artists representing traditional and contemporary genres: Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, McCoy Tyner, Marian McPartland, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding, Ellis, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Abbey Lincoln, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano, Tina Turner, Willie Nelson, Bruce Hornsby, Bill Frisell, Alvin Batiste, Charles Lloyd, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Kamasi Washington, Acoustic Alchemy, Max Roach, Brian Blade, Stanley Jordan, Kevin Eubanks, Christian McBride, Ramsey Lewis, Jim Hall, Gary Burton, Bob James, Keiko Matsui, Kenny Garrett, Tuck & Patti, Grover Washington Jr., Kneebody, Jazz Is Dead, Steve Morse, Derek Trucks, John Sebastian, Shirley Horn, Greg Osby, E.S.T., Donny McCaslin, Southside Johnny and the Ashbury Jukes, Jason Moran, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Charles Tolliver, Terri Lyne Carrington, Dr. Billy Taylor, Clarence Clemons, Joe Zawinul, Bill Laswell, André Previn, Ronnie Laws, Dianne Reeves, Bobby McFerrin, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Michael Brecker, Steve Kuhn, Billy Cobham, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jon Faddis, Jan Garbarek, Dizzy Gillespie, Trilok Gurtu, Woody Allen (Bunk Project), Bill Charlap, Bobby Short, John Patitucci, Charlie Haden, Brad Mehldau, David Murray, Gunther Schuller, Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Bobby Watson, Harold Mabern, John Scofield, Al Green, Anita Baker, Jimmy Scott, Uptown String Quartet, Cassandra Wilson, Yellowjackets, and Courtney Pine, Tony Williams, James Williams, Ray Drummand, Pat Metheny, Todd Cochran, Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa.
“I felt that there was great music being produced all over the world and these artists needed a voice in the U.S.,” states President Don Lucoff. As a result, DL Media has successfully ventured into the Brazilian and world music field representing artists such as: Caetano Veloso, Milton Nascimento, Hermeto Pascoal, Toninho Horta, Ricardo Silvera, Marisa Monte, Carlinhos Brown, Mahlathini and The Mahotella Queens, Fela Kuti, and Zulu Spear, Kodo, Alpha Blondy, Hugh Masekela, Lucky Dube, Salif Keita and the Skatalites.
The company also actively promotes to the Latin music and consumer press working over the years with clients: Bebo and Chucho Valdés, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Arturo O’Farrill, Michel Camilo, Danilo Pérez, David Sánchez, Eddie Palmieri, Harold López-Nussa, Roberto Fonseca, Omara Portuondo, Arturo Sandoval, Miguel Zenón, Guillermo Klein, Francisco Mela, Magos Herrera, Alfredo Rodriguez, Los Van Van, among others. “Latin music has traditionally been influenced by European and African culture, but with the advent of the MTV generation it has also taken on sub-genres that mirror what is happening in American music.” states Vice President of International Operations and Colombia native Maria Echeverria.
DL Media has consulted and/or continues to work with jazz and world music festivals around the world including: Jazz Aspen Snowmass (Colorado), Vail Jazz Foundation (Colorado) Barcelona International Jazz festival (Spain), Panama Jazz Festival (Panama), Detroit Jazz Festival (Michigan), Jazz Plaza (Havana, Cuba) OutBeat Festival (Philadelphia, PA) PDX Jazz Festival (Portland, OR), Freihoffers Jazz Festival (Saratoga, NY), Mellon Jazz Festival (Philadelphia), Bell Atlantic Jazz Festivals (NY, Boston, Phila. and Washington D.C.), Jazz UV (Xalapa, Mexico), Vancouver International Jazz Festival (B.C.), Akbank Jazz Festival (Istanbul), Jazz Marciac (France), Tuscia in Jazz (Italy) and Festival d’ Ete’ de Quebec (Canada). DL Media also consulted BET Event Productions, representing their respective festivals in St. Lucia, Anguilla, Turks and Caicos Islands, Grand Cayman, and Barbados.
Additionally, DL Media has consulted a variety of organizations in the music industry, including: the International Association of Jazz Educators (directed press efforts and devised the industry track panels for the conference from 1995 until their demise in 2008), PDX Jazz, the American Pianists Association, Jazz Connect, New Audiences, Jazz Congress Conferences, the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, Philadelphia Jazz Summit, Chick Corea Productions, Absolutely Live Productions, BET Jazz, Jazz Journalists Association, and JAZZ ROOTS. Additionally, DL Media provided pr services for the openings to Dizzy's Club, Jazz Standard and SOUTH Jazz Parlor.
“In the end we owe our success to the artists,” reflects Lucoff. “We wouldn’t be here without their talent.”