New Music


It is time for some new music 

We first started out with a humble vision...That vision was to create a home for talented artists and out right good people to come and find some guidance to help build a foundation to get their music out to the world.  Last January the first step in realizing that vision came to fruition when we announced the roster signings of both Kevin James & The Weary and Bitter Roots.  Both artists have cut their teeth throughout the region with their unique songwriting and performance abilities and we couldn't wait to get them into the studio to record some of that magic.

Phase 2 of that vision came with some blood, sweat and tears in the recording booth down at The Pearl in Minneapolis, MN.  What came out of those sessions is what we are excited to release to you today.  

Without further ado we present to you two new releases from two incredible bands:

Kevin James & The Weary

Double Take  


Bitter Roots


Both of the albums are currently available for Pre-Sale orders at the following links.  Taking advantage of the pre-sale enables you to snag the albums at a discounted rate and gets you an advance early download of one of the tracks.  The full album release date is set for 10/30.  


Bitter Roots:

Kevin James & The Weary:



Physical Disc Pre-Order:

Bitter Roots:

Kevin James & The Weary:


On 10/30, the record will be available across all major retailers such as Spotify, Google Play, Itunes, Amazon, Pandora, Etc.  Your support of these artists goes along way in supporting the creation of art and enables us an opportunity to continue our mission at Nice Music Records.  Please give them a listen, share with your friends and get out and support them at their shows.

On 11/3 we will be celebrating the release of these records at a Dual Album release show at Famous Dave's Blues Bar in Uptown, Minneapolis, MN. RSVP to the event below and bring a few of your friends to what will surely be one hell of a party.  Thanks again folks!

Album Release Show Details:

Thanks again everyone.  Support Live Music!

- Noah


Nice Music Records - Artist Showcase #1 

We are excited to announce our first (of what will be many) Artist Showcase performances featuring the first wo artists signed to our record label - Bitter Roots & Kevin James Pertinen.  This fiesta is going to take place at 10k Brewing on March 10th at 7:00 Sharp. Come early, stay late and stay hydrated.  We are all incredibly excited to give many of you the opportunity first hand to witness the talents of these groups.  A suggested door donation of $5 will help us with fundraising for the Nice Music Foundation which provides a multitude of resources to support k-12 Music Education programs.

This promises to be a great time, for a great cause.  Come hang out and witness some incredible talent on display and support us in our mission to keep the music going forever and ever.

Now go tell everyone you know....

Facebook event details:

Thank you!

- Noah

Introducing Bitter Roots 

Hey y'all, we're back..with some more exciting news. We would like to extend a big welcome to Bitter Roots as the newest member of the Nice Music Records family.  Bitter Roots is a band that you can't define by a particular genre or style.  Blending influences from Motown Soul, to Guitar driven leads and harmonies reminiscent of Dickie Betts & Duane Allman, to honky tonk keys and B3 hammond, to neo-soul funky ass rhythm on the bass and drums. They do it all, and they do it all well.  It is about as American as you can get in the sense that it brings together multiple influences and styles into one big mixing pot and out comes a product that is both completely unique and original while also paying homage to the roots music that initially sparked a fire.  Fronted by Louisville, KY native - Jamey Whatton and rounded out with immense talents like Brian Dent, Stephen Donaho, Joey Ratliff & Christian Olan, Bitter Roots will challenge you sonically and capture you with their grooves and melodies.

Head out to one of their live performances and get lost in the haze when they take off down an unexpected path turning a song into a 12 minute trip and right when they take you to the edge they bring you back to a familiar place with a country back beat and a song reminiscent of 70's gold country.  

At Nice Music Records we look for talented artists but also amazing people.  We nailed it with Bitter Roots and can't wait to get to work on their new record and bring their music to a wider audience across the globe.  Make sure you follow them on all of their social media outlets and stay connected with us to follow them on their journey.

Welcome boys!

- Noah


Introducing...Kevin James Pertinen 

We did it, we signed our first artist to our humble label and we couldn't be more excited.  Please allow me to introduce Kevin James Pertinen..a name that many of you will become increasingly familiar with over time.  Kevin has cut his teeth playing shows all over this great land..from small dive bars, to intimate theatres and clubs. He has fronted rock bands, supported other notable acts and as of late he has crafted his own roots sound telling stories and writing songs that easily capture the hearts and minds of listeners.  He has a booming voice and that rare ability to craft a story in ways in which the listener feels a part of it...

Kevin has been writing and performing for years and we have now set the stage for him to release his first full band studio record.  His sound can oft be described as a unique blend of folk rock, americana and familiar to just about everyone but with his own style making it uniquely his own.

We are thrilled to have Kevin on the roster and to have signed him to his first recording contract and we can't wait to get his music released to you all. Over the next few months we will be working with Kevin in a pre-production setting.. Helping create and develop content for his artist section on the website, promoting his shows, sharing some of his new music and assisting him with the production and recording of his debut record.  We are excited to get to work and to bring some kick ass music to your ears. Please join us in welcoming Kevin to the label family.  Cheers! - Noah

Introducing...Nice Music Records 

Exciting times ahead, thank you for coming over to our humble website to check out our humble beginnings and learn about our humble mission.   Take a few moments to explore the website and read about our organization.  Leave comments or questions below and we will get back to you.  This entire foundation was created to help musicians elevate their is not about money for us and it never will be...our status as a Non Profit takes care of all of that.  Nice Music was created to raise funds to support k-12 music education programs.  Nice Music Records was created to help musicians take the next step in their professional careers by raising funds and sponsoring the recording and production of records.

We all know that in today's day and age record sales are at an all time low...revenue from digital streams and sales are percents of pennies on the dollar...It is hard for an Artist to justify..or even develop the means necessary to head into a professional studio and cut a professional quality record as the return on that investment is so small.  That is where we come help fill that gap..because regardless of revenue generated from any sales, artists need recorded is a living breathing resume...its a time capsule...its documentation...its something your grandkids can listen to one day...its a way to capture and engage and tell your stories and reach millions of people all across the globe...and priceless. 

That is why we are help you get your music out to the world and to offer guidance and mentorship in the production of your record. With the launch of the website we are now officially accepting submissions in our A&R dept.. Dept sounds big and a bunch of dudes on the top floor of Capital Records smoking stogies while 30 interns comb over demo tapes trying to find the next hit to make a million bucks off.  That ain't us.  We promise to listen to everything you send over to us, if we like it..we promise to come out to one or more of your shows, buy you a beer (or soda)..probably a pizza and then we plan to talk about your goals and what you are hoping to do with your music and discuss if their is a mutual fit for partnership.  We are not going to riddle you with pre-production overhead..make you sign a contract where you will ever owe us a dollar...we are here to help and in return we ask that you give back a little bit so that Nice Music and Nice Music Records can continue to grow and support more and more artists.  In the upcoming days we will toss out some additional blog posts to give you more info and to answer any questions you as artists might have.  We are starting to build something here..come be a part of it! - Noah