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The Story of Rainman Records

Rainman Records was founded in 1999 to create a home for quality classic rock and pop music both old and new. Rainman's vision is to locate artists who have rights to their masters so that they can be remastered and/or re-released with bonus tracks and other enhancements to give the listener and fan an album of quality above and beyond the original release. Rainman also releases new albums by those artists that are still active in the recording studio and as live performers.

Rainman's future releases will also include recordings by new and contemporary artists whose music reflects the taste of Rainman's founder and owner, Ron Rainey. Ron started his career as an agent with the Ashley Famous Agency (now ICM) in January of 1969, moved to the Agency for the Performing Arts in September of 1971, and opened the West Coast office of Magna Artists Corp. in July of 1973. Along with a partner, Rainey purchased Magna in 1974, and (as chairman of the board and CEO) ran the company successfully for eight years before selling to his partner in April of 1981. During his agent years, he represented such acts as The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, Chicago, Seals & Crofts, Kris Kristofferson, Janis Ian, Harry Chapin, Chuck Mangione, Jimmy Buffett, Black Sabbath, The Electric Light Orchestra, Ozzy Osborne, and many, many others.

In may of 1981, he formed Ron Rainey Management. His clients included The Marshall Tucker Band, The Blasters,  Blue Cheer, jazz great Tom Scott, Rita Coolidge, Jefferson Starship, The Fixx, Melvin Seals, and The Band among others. Ron's rich experience and relationships with quality artists eventually led him into founding Rainman Records to provide a record label for great artists and their legacies.